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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
The audiobook is very good - Dale's narration is excellent, but it seems the very last paragraph of the story isn't included. It's a pretty big deal because it definitely puts a spin on the tale.
What did you like best about this story?
Despite the melodrama, I did like John and Mary (Dot) Peerybingle, and the way Dickens sketches out their characters.
Have you listened to any of Jim Dale’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Not yet, but I have the Harry Potter books coming in and I thought this would be a nice way to check out his narration style.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
Audible, please review the text of The Cricket on the Hearth. As I said above, the very last paragraph is missing from the audiobook - otherwise I would have given the story and overall 5 stars.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Long ago I purchased the CD version of Jim Dale reading A Christmas Carol and it quickly became an annual listening tradition. When I spotted his special reading of The Cricket on the Hearth for Audible.com I couldn't resist. Neither Dickens nor Dale disappoint with this time-honored tale. Listening to these novellas is a must for the holiday season and you won't be disappointed with this charming story!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful