Two Audio Versions Of A Christmas Carol – Plus Ebooks!
Oh! but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.
You’ve seen productions of the tale on TV and in plays. The name Ebeneezer Scrooge is synonymous in your mind with a holiday grouch.
But have you ever read the famous novella by Charles Dickens? His first, and most famous Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol, is a classic that every family should read.
Don’t worry about finding it at the library – there are plenty of public domain freebies to download!
First I want to share with you two excellent audio recordings of the tale. Both of these are old radio programs done with voice actors and music:
- A Christmas Carol – full production with music
- A Christmas Carol – “The classic Campbell Playhouse dramatization of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens narrated by Orson Welles and starring Lionel Barrymore.”
To download these files, scroll down the page to the section that says “individual files”. There will be files labeled under “audio files” that are marked mp3 – those are the links you want to right click/save as.
You can also stream them right from the archive.org site with the little audio player at the top right of the post.
If you want an ebook with illustrations, I also have two downloads from gutenberg.org:
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – illustrated by George Alfred Williams (these images are gorgeous!)
- A Christmas Carol – illustrated by Arthur Rackham (published in Great Britain)
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