From Monday (21 December) a brand new unabridged audiobook of Charles Dickens' festive classic A Christmas Carol will be available on Audible. This new audiobook has been recorded by none other than Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winning actor and British icon, Hugh Grant.
Hugh usually makes his festive appearances when we re-watch Bridget Jones Diary for the 10th time, or all sit down in front of Love Actually after the Boxing day family fight. But this year the whole family can enjoy hours of Hugh, as he reads arguably the most famous Christmas novel of all time.
Hugh Grant said in the press release: "I started my career back in 80’s doing silly voices for radio commercials, so recording an audiobook felt a bit like going back to my roots. It’s also pretty much impossible not to love Dickens - he’s funny, he’s angry, he’s a linguistic genius, and he belongs to that rare group of great writers who actually loved human existence. All of that’s very much on show in A Christmas Carol."
It's a perfect break from Christmas TV and a great way to wind down before bed. The great thing about audiobooks is you can play them while cooking, cleaning, ironing, doing anything really. And this one is sure to get you in a festive mood.
We haven't been this excited about an A Christmas Carol adaptation since The Muppets! Who proved no one is too young for this wonderful story. Whether you listen to audiobooks in the car, or listen together as a bedtime story, there's lots of ways to enjoy with children too.
Aurelie De Troyer, SVP International English Content, Audible, said in the press release: "Audible is committed to creating unforgettable listening experiences through powerful storytelling that is meant to be heard. Hugh Grant reading Dickens does just this. We are delighted to be able to work with Hugh to bring this exciting audio entertainment to our members."
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, read by Hugh Grant is available for pre-order now, available to download from Monday 21 December at www.audible.co.uk (one credit for Audible members or free with Audible’s 30-day trial).
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