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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A right riveting read !!
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 !!
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.
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 !
ALL TROTTY COULD SEE WAS THE DARKNESS............ UNTIL HE WAS DRAGGED INTO THE LIGHT !
Great Audio-book. And as a Bonus, it's Un-Abridged !