Jacob T. Marley

  • by R. William Bennett
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Marley was dead to begin with...."
These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge's miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn't he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge?
Or had he?
Written with a voice reminiscent of Dickens, Jacob T. Marley is a masterfully crafted story of remorse and redemption, sure to become a Christmas favorite.

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The book Dickens should have written 170 years ago

This was very much a spur of the moment purchase but I am so glad I've had chance to experience it. The writing is superb and captures the feel of the Dickens era novel but won't alienate the modern reader.

The narration is very good and I will be looking out for more of Simon Vance's work.

The story runs very naturally and there is no feeling that there has been any rush to cram in plot points just so it meets exactly with A Christmas Carol - it just does. The mark of good writing.

I hate giving away spoilers so all I will add is that Marley's life, death and subsequent afterlife make fascinating reading/listening.
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- ian

A gem of a book

This book has been beautifully written in the style of Dickens and supplements 'A Christmas carol'. It is a gentle story, sympathetically narrated and both heartwarming and uplifting. Lovely to enjoy in the run up to Christmas. Highly recommended.
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- Nan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-05-2013
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain