Charles Dickens classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes is brought to life with character voices, sound effects and thematic music.
The story has been told and retold many times since the book was originally published in December of 1843. There are countless audiobook renditions of the tale – some of them better than others, but you will probably not find one quite like this. It’s sort of a hybrid between a dramatized version and an audiobook.
This audiobook is a word-for-word narration of Charles Dickens’ original story, enhanced with music, sound effects and character voices.
The narrator, of course, tells the story. Scrooge’s voice is gravelly and caustic. The ghost of Marley has an otherworldly voice – enhanced electronically, of course:
Toward the end of the book, when Scrooge is being shown the future by the last spirit, there is a scene in which a group of old men are standing around talking about Scrooge’s demise and wondering what would happen with all his money. This scene was particularly challenging (and rewarding) to come up with five distinct voices in a conversation:
My favorite part of the book is the ghost of Christmas future. Shrouded in the visage of the Grim Reaper, this silent character has a profound effect on Scrooge as he shows him the dismal future that awaits him if he doesn’t change his ways. The description of this scene is enhanced by the background music that adds to the …
Once the narration and was done, I added sound effects and original thematic music. To me, these additional elements bring the story to life, much like they do in a movie. Here’s a montage of some of the music I used for the audiobook:
Make this audiobook a new holiday tradition for you and your family. The program runs about three hours and is divided into staves like Dickens wrote it. Bring the whole family together and listen to this classic Christmas story that has endured for 175 years.
This audiobook is only available here on my website for the 2018 holiday season. Next year it will be available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and a host of other platforms. I won’t be able to control the price once it gets into these outlets and it will likely cost about $10.00. To celebrate it’s limited release this year, I’m offering this audiobook for just $2.99.
Purchase A Christmas Carol Audiobook for just $2.99
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