The Christmas Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2006
Duration: 4 hours 8 minutes
Charles Dickens helped define the holiday that we now celebrate by immortalizing it as a time of warmth and sharing with an emphasis on family and friends. He wrote these stories in the 1850s for Christmas issues of Household Words, the weekly magazine he founded and edited. Included are fictional sketches verging on the autobiographical. They reaffirm the virtue of nurturing our traditions and offer a master storyteller's vision of the real meaning of Christmas.
"Robert Whitfield's narration allows listeners to recognize how much Dickens wrote for the ear. Whitfield reads these stories like he is telling them beside a winter fire. His voice rises and falls with Dickens's rhythms, and it's easy to imagine Dickens acting out the eccentric and vivid characters that fill every story."—AudioFile