Hello all. So this year, I decided I would listen to various audiobooks of this famous Christmas story, rather than watch the movie. I listened to two of them and they were both very different experiences. I am not going to review the story as I have done that already, many times, but I want to share my listening experience.
A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry
Tim Curry has a very distinguished and recognizable performance. I enjoyed most of this audiobook, but I have to say, Tim Curry does not sound anything like a female. When he tries to change his voice when female characters are talking, I cringed just a little. Other than that, he has an amazing voice and it fits very well with this story.
Tom Baker Reads ‘A Christmas Carol’
I saw this edition of A Christmas Carol on Nicki’s blog, Secret Library Book Blog, a few months ago. I just happened to have an audible credit, so I grabbed it. I waited until today to listen to it and it was a Christmas Eve day delight. Tom Baker is not a narrator I was familiar with, but he put forward an amazing performance. His voice is versatile and he was spot on with his characterization and voices. His expression, tone and enthusiasm shone through. I am so glad I bought this one as it will be a Christmas Eve tradition for me for many years to come.
There you have it, two audiobook interpretations for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. If you have never read this book and always wanted to, perhaps you might prefer to listen to it instead. It is only a few hours long, but a pleasant few hours it is.