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Jacob Nordby

Neil Gaiman reads “A Christmas Carol”

This has all the best elements for me. Neil Gaiman is in the pantheon of my literary deities–I don’t know of another living writer who embodies storytelling skill as masterfully as he does.

His reading of A Christmas Carol takes me back to childhood. I grew up without television and movies, so it was a very big deal for my brothers and sisters and me to gather around the radio on Christmas Eve and try to tune into a broadcast of the old Campbell’s Soup dramatized version of Dickens’s famous old tale.