A Christmas Carol (version 02)


Read by Glen Hallstrom

(4.7 stars; 148 reviews)

A Christmas Carol (full title: A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas) is A Christmas Carol is a Victorian morality tale of an old and bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of one evening. (Wikipedia) (2 hr 43 min)

Chapters

Stave 1 38:35 Read by Glen Hallstrom
Stave 2 35:12 Read by Glen Hallstrom
Stave 3 46:02 Read by Glen Hallstrom
Stave 4 31:22 Read by Glen Hallstrom
Stave 5 12:34 Read by Glen Hallstrom

Reviews

(5 stars)

This version is very well read. The reader makes the original understandable and enjoyable. It is also delightfully creepy as a good ghost story should be.

(2.5 stars)

Good reading but the sound quality was a little lacking. Could really only enjoy it in quiet environments.

(4 stars)

Fantastic book, great reader. Many parts of the book were very quiet and difficult to hear my headphones though.

Great version

(5 stars)

I like this version a lot, it's not just read out but acted out. The reader has a good voice to listen to and a decent accent.

very good

(4 stars)

I thought it was very well read. The reader had excellent emotion! And was able to voice the characters in a very compelling way. The only issue I had at all is there was some kind of clicking or creaking throughout the recording.

Excellent Narration

(4.5 stars)

Beautiful rendition. A bit too quick at times, and Glen seems to slur words together occasionally, but this may have been due to editing. Wonderful voices, excellent accents, beautiful telling. Overall one of my favorite holiday traditions I look forward to every year.

My favorite audiobook of this story

(5 stars)

I love this narration of a Christmas carol. Every December for the past 3 years, I have been listening to it. Glen does a perfect impersonation of the ghost of Christmas past and all the characters. He goes above and beyond all my expectations every time I listen to it! I'm humbled by this story every Christmas as I re-read one of my favorite childhood stories.

Wonderful Reading

(5 stars)

I had seen the old movie so many times, but never read the book. It's so much deeper and I can see making time for another listen every December. Smokestack Jones does an excellent job reading this solo Librivox project.