This yuletide celebration includes: "The Nativity", “A Visit from Saint Nicholas’’ by Clement Moore, “The Birds’ Christmas Carol’’ by Kate Wiggin, “The Gift of the Magi’’ by O. Henry, “Christmas Everywhere’’ by Phillips Brooks and excerpts from: "A Christmas Carol" and "The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens", "The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P. Hale, "The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy, "Bracebridge Hall" by Washington Irving and "The Wonder Clock" by Howard Pyle. AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE AND CD.
Listener ReviewsAudio Book Contractors' two anthologies offer Flo Gibson reading carefully chosen selections. Gibson's voice is a treat. She immediately transports the listener to the right time and place. We feel she's just stepped out of the drawing room to tell us about the festivities and listeners glimpse the extravagant Christmas of an English manor house in Old Christmas. Gibson's reading of "The Gift of the Magi" should not be missed. She gives O'Henry's story all its intended warmth without getting bogged down by speech patterns that can seem stiff to modern readers.
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