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The Chimes (The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air)
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The Chimes (The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air)

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by Charles Dickens, Jerry Robbins (Read by), The Colonial The Colonial Radio Players (Read by)
 

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Toby Veck is a humble porter who has lost his faith in humanity. Then high up in a church steeple, where spiders spin their castles in the air, the spirit of the bells appear to take Toby on a New Year's Eve journey where he discovers all he has to be grateful for.

Overview

Toby Veck is a humble porter who has lost his faith in humanity. Then high up in a church steeple, where spiders spin their castles in the air, the spirit of the bells appear to take Toby on a New Year's Eve journey where he discovers all he has to be grateful for.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455835119
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Series:
Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air Series
Edition description:
Unabridged, 1 CD, 1 hr. 13 min.
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is the most popular and, many believe, the greatest English author. He wrote many classic novels, including David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and A Christmas Carol. Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities are available from Brilliance Audio.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1812
Date of Death:
June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:
Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:
Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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The Chimes 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
vespa63 More than 1 year ago
The chimes is an over looked holiday classic by Dickens. It is a pity that A Christmas Carol gets all the attention, while a wonerful gem like this goes unnoticed. I recommmend the Colonial Radios Audio dramatization for those looking for some holiday listening. You will not be disappointed.
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Lufbra More than 1 year ago
This is the second Christmas book that Dickens released and that seems apt because it should place second in his Christmas canon behind 'A Christmas Carol.' This book deals with some of the same themes that were explored by it's bigger brother but in a more direct and preachy way. That is the plight of the poor and the cold heartedness of the Victorian establishment and it's wealthy power players treat them. Be advised that this book is more somber and melodramatic than it's predecessor and Dickens doesn't hold back. The story of Trotty Veck and his family is both an indictment and a revelation even to this day and the fact that Dickens set it at the beginning of the new year -and all that potential that date suggests - was a stroke of genius. This book is important as it leads into his later and darker writings but it does have it's flaws. The writing seems rushed and unprofessional for a man of Dickens stature. It is never explained why the bells chose to admonished Trotty over anyone else in the story although most of the other characters seem to be heading in the wrong direction and there are large gaps in the tale as Trotty moves into the future that leaves the reader asking too many questions. This book was probably one good revision away from reaching the literary heights of Dickens other works. Having said that it is a good story and one that needed to be told both in Victorian London and the modern day but don't expect a masterpiece.
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Great book