Friday, December 2, 2016

Sharing the Joy...kicking off with Weekend Lit, featuring classic Christmas tales presented by Alison Larkin

I had the pleasure of listening to the Alison Larkin Presents versions of Dickens' A Christmas Carol and Clement Clark Moore's The Night Before Christmas. Anyone who knows me, knows I love A Christmas Carol. I usually either read it every year, or listen to some version on audio, in addition to watching all the film versions.

This particular version of A Christmas Carol was very entertaining. The narrator had a pleasing voice, and I was envisioning the story as I listened. It was quite a nice audio during my forays as Mom's taxi service. Teehee.

Alison Larkin narrated The Night Before Christmas herself and I just love her voice! She gave the traditional tale, that we all have loved since children, a very whimsical, yet heartwarming tone.

Listening to these classic Christmas tales in the lead up to the Christmas season was just what I needed to get me into the spirit. I highly recommend to anyone who loves Christmas, and enjoys listening to audiobooks.

About the book
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens & The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore are as different as England and America themselves, yet they remain the most popular Christmas stories ever told. Now they are brought together for the first time in this top notch holiday recording, read by Audie award winning narrator Derek Perkins and Earphones award winning narrator Alison Larkin.

To listen to a sample, click here:

Other popular classics from Alison Larkin Presents include the AudioFile Earphones award winning recording of Peter Pan and The Inconsiderate Waiter by J M Barrie, Pride and Prejudice and Songs from Regency England Emma and Persuasion and Poems by Jane Austen, The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald and Alice in Wonderland and Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.

About Alison Larkin
Hailed by The Times as "hugely entertaining", Alison Larkin is an internationally acclaimed comedienne, award winning audiobook narrator and the bestselling author of The English American.

Connect with Alison Larkin Presents on social media at Facebook - @alisonlarkinpresents and Twitter @alisonlarkinTEA

“Raised in England by adoptive parents, Alison Larkin was actually born in America. She herself is a comic writer and performer – and she approaches Austen as a satirist – she has genuine theatrical skill - sustained comic creations. The voice reveals all.” The New Yorker

"There's a vintage feel to Alison Larkin's narration... The bell-like quality of her sweetly accented voice harkens back to another, quieter, time. However, her delivery… offers a flexibility that is contemporary and easy to hear.” AudioFile magazine

"Wonderful…unforgettable…” Audiobook Jungle

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  1. I'm immensely grateful for your reflections on this recording, and others narrated by Larkin. Wish I had it at hand. Did you listen to it on Audible, or do you own a copy? Just curious
    Judith (Reader in the Wilderness)

    1. Hi Judith!
      So delighted to hear you are interested in A Christmas Carol and The Night Before Christmas. If you haven't bought it yet, you can get it for FREE with a one-month trial subscription to Audible or
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      Merry Christmas,
      Gail Shalan
      Director of Sales & Marketing
      Alison Larkin Presents

  2. Judith, it's on Audible. The link in the post (the sample) takes you to Audible where you can purchase.

    I'm glad you enjoyed my post. Thanks for visiting!


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