It’s your friendly KF on KND Editor April Hamilton, with a holiday tradition to share. Some years back, I got the wonderful A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry for free as a member holiday gift from Audible, and I’ve listened to it every holiday season since, usually multiple times between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. It’s currently available for $9.95 in Audible format, and I’d be willing to buy it at full price if I didn’t own it already.
At just about three and a half hours in length, it’s ideal for a morning spent baking, an afternoon spent wrapping gifts and decorating, or a day spent road-tripping, en route to see distant friends and loved ones. From Audible:
This version of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, masterfully narrated by Tim Curry, was available for a limited time last year, and now it’s back. This one-of-a-kind performance puts a unique spin on a treasured classic, and served as the inspiration for the exciting new line of Audible Signature Classics…Tim Curry performs this timeless holiday story in a deliciously dark tone, returning it to its Dickensian roots with a vivid imagining of Victorian London and just the right touch of outrageous fun.
A Christmas Carol has constantly been in print since its original publication in 1849, and has been adapted for stage, television, film, and opera. It has often been credited with returning the jovial and festive atmosphere to the holiday season in Britain and North America, following the somber period that emerged during the Industrial Revolution.
The story opens on a bleak and cold Christmas Eve as Ebenezer Scrooge is closing up his office for the day. As the story progresses and Christmas morning approaches, Scrooge encounters the unforgettable characters that make this story a classic: Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and, of course, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
Give a listen to the free sample available on the product page, and see for yourself how Curry’s performance breathes new life into this wonderful holiday tale.