Tom Baker Reads 'A Christmas Carol'

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Tom Baker
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • original_recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tom Baker reads Charles Dickens' timeless seasonal story.
Charles Dickens' story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, has become one of the timeless classics of English literature. First published in 1843, it introduces us not only to Scrooge himself but also to the memorable characters of underpaid desk clerk Bob Cratchit and his poor family, the poorest amongst whom is the ailing and crippled Tiny Tim.
In this new recording, Tom Baker delivers a tour-de-force performance as he narrates the story. The listener joins Scrooge on Christmas Eve, witnesses the visitation of Marley's ghost, and is given a glimpse of the many homes and lives which Scrooge has touched in his wretched life to date. This ultimately uplifting tale is a festive delight to be treasured and listened to again and again.


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Customer Reviews

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Masterful performance of classic tale

Flamboyant performance from legendary actor of legendary tale of a man transformed. Made our Christmas Eve.
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- Stuart

Classic Christmas Tale

Would you consider the audio edition of Tom Baker Reads 'A Christmas Carol' to be better than the print version?

I enjoyed listening to the book, as it was much easier going than I remember from reading it some years ago.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I have always liked Bob Crachett the best, his ability to try to defend Scrooge in the face of his awful treatment at his hands, gives me some faith in humankind.

Which character – as performed by Tom Baker – was your favourite?

Scrooge definately, the absolute ideal person to bring him to life, as I always imagined him sounding.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I expected it to be quite heavy going and to need to listen in bite sized chunks, in fact I was able to listen for much more sustained periods than I imagined.

Any additional comments?

Absolutely the best way to experience Dickens, I look forward to listening to another true classic, without the 'heavy going' of the printed page to detract from the enjoyment.

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- val

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2012
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited