A Christmas Carol (version 06)

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

(4.8 stars; 129 reviews)

The tale begins on a Christmas Eve exactly seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner. Scrooge has no place in his life for kindness, compassion, charity or benevolence. He hates Christmas, calling it "humbug", refuses his nephew Fred's dinner invitation, and rudely turns away two gentlemen who seek a donation from him to provide a Christmas dinner for the Poor... (Summary by Wikipedia and Kara) (3 hr 8 min)


01 Marley's Ghost 43:56 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
02 The First of the Three Spirits 41:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
03 The Second of the Three Spirits 53:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
04 The Last of the Sprits 34:53 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
05 The End of It 15:18 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)


(5 stars)

Kara's reading of this book was fantastic. I hope she tries other Dickens, as I often find him long winded and hard to concentrate on, but the reading of this book was a true masterclass. Kara made the book easy to follow and allowed me to enjoy what Dickens does best, weave a good storyline.

2nd time round...& a Merry Christmas, Everyone!

(5 stars)

A timeless classic by an even greater author. Read by a heartfelt & emotive reader (that would be you Miss Shallenberg!) making this small little corner of the world wide web almost worth having. Please, don't stop Kayray. :-)

Great narrator!

(5 stars)

I've read and listened to A Christmas Carol many times. This was my first time listening to it on Librivox. In fact, this was my first time listening to any Librivox recording. The narrator is wonderful. I plan to look up other works narrated by her, if any are available.

Loved it

(5 stars)

I LOVE Kara Shallenberg so maybe I'm a bit biased but this is my favorite recording of this book. Thank you!

Good reading

(5 stars)

A classic I read or listen to most years. I`ll listen again next year.

(4.5 stars)

Well done and well read. Extremely enjoyable. Clear, she is very good reader

(5 stars)

One of my favourites. Thank you Kara for such a delightful reading


(5 stars)

Kara gives an excellent solo reading of this Dickens Classic!