A
Christmas
Carol

an
audible
adaptation
read
by
Pat Robertson
(2018)
Review
by
William Mortensen Vaughan
As of:  6:35 p.m. E.S.T., Thursday, November 29, 2018

Pat Robertson
Title:  A Christmas Carol: An audible adaptation read by Pat Robertson

My Rating:  ****

Dove Foundation Rating:  [NOT RATED]

M.P.A.A. Rating:  [NOT RATED]

Adaptation:  read by Pat Robertson

Date Released:  November, 2018

Format Reviewed:  audible adaptation streamed online

Is this adaptation reverent?:  Yes.

Does it include the phrase, "God bless us..."?  Yes.

What does my wife think of it?  She often watches "The 700 Club," and is the person who informed me that they were advertizing this adaptation. She is not, however, interested enough to listen to it.

How closely does this adaptation follow the original novel, by Charles Dickens?  This adaptation is a slightly altered and abridged adaptation with a runtime of approximately fifty minutes. For example, Mr. Robertson refers to the "Staves" as "Chapters," and avoids archaic expressions, such as "'Change," as well as unduly lengthy or offensive passages and references, such as the ones about door nails and American stocks and bonds.

What dialect is used?  American English.

When and where does this adaptation take place?  This adaptation takes places in London, circa 1840.

Is this adaptation a prequel or a sequel?  No.

Is this adaptation supernatural?  Yes, this adaptation is supernatural, as is the original.

Is this adaptation "framed"? Not unless you consider it framed by the notion that Mr. Robertson is reading this book to you while seated comfortably in front of a warm, luxurious fireplace, as pictured on the website while this audio file streams; it seems to be a video with the picture of Pat Robertson displayed throughout the length of the playback or "stream."

What original musical numbers and/or dance routines are included?

This film includes several instrumental, musical accompaniments, which seem to fade in and out at appropriate times.

How attractive is the visual art?  The set and wardrobe for the single, still shot included are acceptable.

How creative and instense are the transitions, especially when "the Scrooge" is taken from one time and/or place to another?  As previously noted, instrumental, musical accompaniment fades in and out, where appropriate, and Mr. Robertson announces the "Chapters" just before he reads them.

What is the most remarkable thing about this adaptation?  The most remarkable thing about this adaptation is, perhaps, that it's read by Pat Robertson, whom most people who might recognize his voice are probably only used to hearing preaching or hawking his televangelism on "The 700 Club."
What extras are included on the DVD?  [NOT APPLICABLE]

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