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Join us for the third annual Christmas Cheer giveaway hop hosted by Savings in Seconds

We're spreading Christmas Cheer with this giveaway hop -- enter to win prizes at all of the blogs linked below. The hop ends December 16.  Good luck!



Join me in listening to A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens during this winter holiday season. Listen any time between now and December 26, 2018. If you prefer to read a text copy, that's fine too. Don't be afraid...

A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A CHRISTMAS CAROL, is a novella by Charles Dickens. That's right. A novella. It's around 80 pages depending on the edition. 

Divided into five staves, the audiobook's running time is under three hours (2:43:45, if you are curious). You can download it from Librivox for free or listen to it for free via YouTube (see bottom of the post). Easy-peasy, right?




Often, when I tell people I like to read Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL during the winter holidays, I get weird looks. They seem to think it is a massive tome.

I am surprised at how many people are kinda sorta familiar with the storyline and characters in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, but have not read the actual story. Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas (Past, Present, Yet to Come) still figure heavily in today's popular culture.


A CHRISTMAS CAROL is in the public domain and free copies abound. One of my favorites is an audiobook version narrated by Glen Hallstrom for Librivox. It is available on YouTube. Glen's intro is funny, but his delivery is on point. All LibriVox audiobooks are free and in the public domain in the USA. 

Please help me spread the word!  



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This is the full YouTube playlist:


  

Closed Captions (CC) are available for these videos.

For more information on Librivox or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org.

Follow Librivox on Twitter (@librivox).

A Christmas Carol (full title: A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas) 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

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Stave 1 πŸŽ„ A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens


Stave 2 πŸŽ„ A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens


Stave 3 πŸŽ„ A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens


Stave 4 πŸŽ„ A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens


Stave 5 πŸŽ„ A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens



About Mayor Sonni

Reader extraordinaire. Mayor of Readeropolis. Lover of books, lists, sweet tea, and vacations. Well, not necessarily in that order.
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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway hop and for adding the audio for A Christmas Carol.

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  2. The kitty calendar looks so cute!

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  3. I like to read books appropriate for the holiday season too! It is a nice tradition.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. Athena Graeme- I LOVE that Santa letter ornament!

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