DK Classics: A Christmas Carol
Andrew Wheatcroft, Charles Dickens

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Narrated By: Andy Sacs, Andy Sacs

Duration: 1 hour and 6 minutes

What to expect

A Christmas Carol is an essential part of Christmas for families everywhere. Since the book's publication in 1843, the story of miserly Scrooge's change of heart after the visit of three spirits has been encountered by children in innumerable books plays movies and cartoons based on Dickens's ghost story.

This audiobook edition introduces children to the powerful words of the original text in an adaptation based on the one Dickens made for his public readings. Andy Sacs narration bring the classic story to life. Hundreds of facts explore Dickens's London; the wealth and poverty, and Christmas customs and ideals then and now.

Dickens's marvellous words and their fascinating context are brought together to inspire a new generation with Dickens's message - that we can and we should change ourselves and our world for the better. Ebenezer Scrooge and all the well-known characters from Dickens' A Christmas Carol are brought to life in this tantalising audiobook.

© 1911; 2000 Charles Dickens; Shona McKellar © 2000 DK Audio

Genre

Children's / Teenage fiction: Classic fiction, Children's / Teenage fiction: Horror & ghost stories, chillers

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