A CHRISTMAS CAROL AUDIO BOOK
On 4 CDs
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Scrooge!
LIMITED EDITION; 4-CD Audio Book; PERFECT GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS!
Sit by the fire and enjoy 4 discs of this classic tale read to you by none other than George Cole OBE himself.
Perfect as a Christmas gift, especially for fans of the talking book, this audiobook presentation of the Dickens classic has been exclusively released to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens, our most celebrated British author. The four-CD set is not available in any shops and has been produced as a special limited edition. Relax by the fire with a hot chocolate or mulled wine and enjoy this classic tale, narrated by George Cole OBE.
“A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!” cried a cheerful voice. It was the voice of Scrooge’s nephew, who came upon him so quickly that this was the first intimation he had of his approach. “Bah!” said Scrooge, “Humbug!”
And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!”
When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843, he created an enduring gift to the world, capturing the essence of the love, kindness and generosity of the Christmas season. A timeless classic, the story’s uplifting magic remains as potent today as when it was first published. We present George Cole OBE, reading this classic tale. A Christmas Carol is the most famous, heart-warming yet chilling festive story of them all. With George Cole we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, whose name is synonymous with greed and parsimony: “Every idiot who goes
about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart”.
This attitude is soon challenged when the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, returns from the grave to haunt him on Christmas Eve. Scrooge is then visited in turn by three spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, each one revealing the error of his ways and gradually melting the frozen heart of this old miser, leading him towards his redemption. 150 years since the death of Charles Dickens, what better tribute could there be than a new narration of one of his best-loved masterpieces?
One of George Cole’s finest early film performances was undoubtedly the younger Scrooge in the classic British version of Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1951) with Alastair Sim in the lead role. He appeared in several films with Sim, and he was the obvious choice to play his mentor’s younger self in this classic adaptation. This uniquely qualified him to lend his unmistakeable voice to the narration of this audio book.
Running Time 3 Hours.