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.
Part of a series of abridged, vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

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The Chimes. By Charles Dickens.

Firstly, superb narration by Geoffrey Palmer.
The Chimes is Dickens’ second Christmas novel & succeeded the more famous A Christmas carol.
There are some fabulous Dickens characters in this novel to rival any of his previous or subsequent books, my personal favourite being the vile Alderman Cute.
As with all the Dickens Christmas novellas, a happy ending is ensured, but boy, don’t they put the main protagonist through the ringer first !
I am a massive fan of Dickens, so my reviews of his books could be coloured with bias, but for those of you looking for a change from A Christmas carol, try the Chimes instead. This is a fantastic & warming story, a veritable championing of the underdog, a fantastic new year (this story is actually more centred around the new year, than Christmas)story in its own right.
Enjoy !
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- Troy

Book Details

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