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By Charles Dickens, Richard Armitage, Audible Studios

The outstanding Richard Armitage (Hamlet: King of Denmark: A Novel) plays The Chimes by means of Charles Dickens.

This vintage tale is the second one in a sequence of 5 Christmas books Dickens used to be commissioned to jot down - starting with A Christmas Carol. A haunting story set on New Year's Eve, The Chimes tells the tale of a bad porter named Trotty Veck who has turn into disheartened by means of the kingdom of the realm - till he's proven a chain of fantastical visions that persuade him of the nice of humanity. although a lot varied from and definitely a section darker than A Christmas Carol, the ethical message of The Chimes is both poignant - touting the significance of compassion, goodwill, and the affection of family and friends.

The Chimes was once by way of The Cricket at the Hearth, The conflict of Life, and at last The Haunted guy and the Ghost's Bargain.

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