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A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

I don't remember the first time I heard the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, but I'm pretty sure the first time I saw it portrayed, Bob Cratchit had mouse ears.   With more than 200 theatre, film, television and Radio adaptations in a little under 200 years, you doubtless have your own personal favorites.   For me there are elements of so many that have blended together.  Alec Guiness uttering "link by link and yard by yard;"  Michael Caine's Scrooge & the ghost of Christmas Present's interchange - 

You're a little absent minded Spirit"  "No, I'm a Large Absentminded spirit."

Patrick Stewart's Scrooge speaking the words of Dickens at Marley's Funeral.  It goes on and on. 

I don't know the first time that I read A Christmas Carol either, but for more than a decade, I've read it to my family every December. 

2018 was the year I began professionally narrating audiobooks & as a present to myself and the world, I recorded it.  You can listen to it in its entirety here. 

Last year (2020) in conjunction with my friend, Author Brad Swift, I did a 3 episode live reading of A Christmas Carol.


And it seems like it's turning into even more of a tradition.  This year, 2021, I met author Douglas A. Bass & saw his book Ebenezer: The True Life Story of Ebenezer Scrooge.  I read the sample and was already pretty sure I wanted to narrate it.  So I reached out to him, read the whole thing, and we ironed out the details about getting it available as an audiobook.   

I don't know what the future holds for me and this classic gem, but it seems to be turning into an even bigger tradition every year. I look forward to seeing how I meet up with Mr. Scrooge and the gang in 2022.

If you've never read A Christmas Carol, you owe it to yourself to see just why it is one of the most loved tales of all time.  Join me and my family & make it a new tradition for yours, whether you read it or let me do the reading for you. 

Merry Christmas & God Bless us Every One. 

Listen to 3 Versions


A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

narrated by 

Benjamin Fife

c. 2018

Listen here, or on Soundcloud

~ 3hours all told. 

Great for family listening, or keeping

your mind going in a holiday project. 

Click below to listen in full!


If you're a fan of Dicken's Longer works (Great Expectations, David Copperfield, etc) You'll love the life story written by Douglas A. Bass

Clocks in at just over 17 hours.

What do you think of when you hear the name “Ebenezer Scrooge”? Mean, greedy old man haunted by three ghosts one Christmas night, right?

Well, what if what we’ve been told, while not being entirely wrong also wasn’t entirely right, either?

Ready for the truth?

Then enjoy the rich, complete story of literature’s most famous redeemed villain, showing us no one is ever beyond hope once their eyes are fully opened to who they were always meant to be.

Ebenezer - Prologueby Douglas Bass
00:00 / 15:00

For those of you who enjoy a visual aspect as well, 
here are the 3 live session readings I did for Christmas 2020

Any reason I can find for getting a new old fashioned hat!


Why NOT dress up as Charles Dickens? 


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