A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and Ebenezer Scrooge come to marvelous life in Patrick Stewart's critically-acclaimed solo interpretation of A Christmas Carol. The star of X-Men and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart has performed his one-man stage production of this holiday classic to sell-out audiences. Now, in this Grammy nominated studio recording of the dazzling achievement that has thrilled audiences in New York and Los Angeles, Stewart invites listeners to rediscover the timeless story at its source: Dickens' own words, presented in a soaring, virtuoso solo performance in which Stewart plays all parts.

About Charles Dickens

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Published October 3, 2006 by Simon & Schuster Audio.
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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This reissued recording of Stewart's touted Broadway performance might prove to be the enduring interpretation of Dickens's beloved tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of past, present

Oct 01 2006 | Read Full Review of A Christmas Carol (Reissue)

The New York Times

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If only Ebenezer Scrooge had not, in the excitement of his transformation from miser to humanitarian, diverged from the traditional Christmas goose to surprise Bob Cratchit with a turkey “twice the size of Tiny Tim.” But — alas — he did, and as “A Christmas Carol” approaches its 165th birthday, a...

Dec 05 2008 | Read Full Review of A Christmas Carol (Reissue)


In this regard, interestingly it is actually Alan Young and Michael Caine whose portrayal—in Mickey’s Christmas Carol and Muppet Christmas Carol, respectively—is nearer to Dickens (Caine dances with the Ghost of Christmas Present before they even make it to the Cratchits’ house).

Dec 16 2011 | Read Full Review of A Christmas Carol (Reissue)


Since that time the story has been read by millions and A Christmas Carol has been re-written in dozens of forms between books, television and movies you can find such characters as "Barbie in A Christmas carol", "Mister Magoo's Christmas carol", "Dora's Christmas carol adventure", "Mickey's Chri...

Nov 30 2010 | Read Full Review of A Christmas Carol (Reissue)

The Telegraph

The Platonic ideal of Christmas — holly-wreathed, turkey-haunted, lit by the plum pudding that is the incandescent pinnacle of an indigestible festive feast — may have its origins in paganism, with decorative tweaks by Prince Albert, but it was Dickens who assembled all the disparate ...

Dec 06 2012 | Read Full Review of A Christmas Carol (Reissue)


It is a marvelous antidote to the cynicism and commercialization around Christmas and a good reminder to take the time to appreciate your friends and family and to do your part to help others both at Christmas and the whole year through.

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Review (Barnes & Noble)

Dickens did not quite "invent" Christmas, as it is sometimes claimed, but, ever since A Christmas Carol was published in 1843, Scrooge's Yuletide nightmares and joyful Christmas morning have become as much a part of the popular idea of the season as Christmas trees and endless, maddening renditio...

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Daily Kos

Angela Pleasence - Ghost of Christmas Past, Edward Woodward - Ghost of Christmas Present, Michael Carter - Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, David Warner - Bob Cratchit, Susannah York- Mrs. Cratchit, Anthony Walters - Tiny Tim, Roger Rees - Fred Holywell / Narrator.

Dec 15 2013 | Read Full Review of A Christmas Carol (Reissue)


This wasn’t my first reading of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, but it’d been so long it could’ve been.

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Salt Lake Tribune

The first would rather dig through the earth using nothing but their own mouths than sit through a story they’ve known since childhood.

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