The Chimes

  • by Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Palmer
  • Narrated by Geoffrey Palmer
  • 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin Classics presents the audiobook adaptation of Dickens lesser-known Christmas novella, The Chimes, read by the actor Geoffrey Palmer. Toby Trotty; Veck, a downtrodden ticket-porter, is struggling with a decision. Will a visitation from spirits help him see the light? Scathing, dark, but also heart-warming, The Chimes is a thought-provoking Christmas read for fans of Dickens’ social commentary.
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A right riveting read !!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Chimes to be better than the print version?

Hard to say. Must say Mr Palmer does a sterling job, and the success of an Audiobook, in reality, is determined by the Narrator. AND- I can't really imagine reading this book now without conjuring up images of Mr Palmer ! .So, therefore,after much deliberation (and beating around the bush) yes, I think the audio edition is better !!


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Chimes?

Hard question .Alderman Cutes repulsive attitude to the poor. As with all Dickens novels-So much in common with today. And of course like Ebeneezer before him, Trottys redemption at the end.


What does Geoffrey Palmer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I'm a fan of Mr Palmers anyway. As a result of reading this, I would like to hear him read more Audiobooks. A successful Narrator brings his characters to life, and as i've remarked previously, I couldn't read this book now without "seeing" Geoffrey Palmer !


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

ALL TROTTY COULD SEE WAS THE DARKNESS............ UNTIL HE WAS DRAGGED INTO THE LIGHT !


Any additional comments?

Great Audio-book. And as a Bonus, it's Un-Abridged !

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- Troy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd