adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $19.95

Buy for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Firefighters, serial killers, ghosts, and the mentally ill. It’s all here in this short-story collection.

The title story - a modern-day reimagining of Charles Dickens’ wonderful A Christmas Carol - finds Elliot’s PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) from working the front lines of a large urban fire department replacing Scrooge’s greed as our protagonist’s main struggle. Elliot has seen plenty of horrors in his career and is at a dangerous breaking point. Can ghostly, late-night visitors to the firehouse one Christmas Eve pull him from the brink of suicide? Written from the heart of a firefighter/paramedic who has seen his own struggles, "A Firefighter Christmas Carol" is an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end.

Joining the title novella are five additional short stories. In "Janitor", a nightshift worker quickly realizes he’s not alone. Who is the man in black? And will Jeb keep his sanity long enough to find out?

"Death Alarm" uses real-life firefighting knowledge to explore otherworldly consequences when pure evil battles the noblest of professions.

In "CatchTime", a nasty comment on a fictional social media platform is all it takes to really get under a guy’s skin.

"Skelwaller Lane" is a brutal tale exploring how even the most horrible behavior can sometimes be justified only if the entire story is told.

Closing out the collection is "D.O.A.", a spooky little story about a paramedic with an unwanted skill that really comes back to haunt her.

So, buy now, and be ready to delve into the psychological with the occasional assist from the supernatural.

©2021 Douglas R Brown (P)2021 Douglas R Brown

What listeners say about A Firefighter Christmas Carol

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Riveting

Being a Firefighter for 27 years I felt the pain and struggles. Absolutely riveting. Struggled through some of it cause it really hit home.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it!

I love this book. I fellow coworker suggested it for me when I was going through a difficult time in my career. Was definitely an eye opener.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wow! What a pleasant surprise.

I had purchased this book (A Firefighter Christmas Carol) back in November 2021. Something about the cover caught my eye. Being a collection of short stories, I thought this would be a great read over the holidays. I never got around to it, busy holidays and Covid. So I decided to get it on audible.com and listen to it being read to me. Wow! what a great collection of stories. The narrator bringing the characters to life, and I was excited to have the next story read to me. I am not a fire fighter, but I found the stories in this book so intriguing. I finished listening within two days, and then went back and read it. I am glad I bought the hard cover book, because now it is a part of my collection, that I can get out every year and share during the holidays.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Firefighter Christmas Carol

The title story was a well-written rewrite of "A Christmas Carol" from a firefighter's perspective. Very engaging and thought provoking look into the mental health of first responders. As a former volunteer EMT and firefighter, I could totally relate to Elliott's story.

The other stories were entertaining as well, full of ghostly happenings and creepy characters. I enjoyed the way the author wove the stories together with some of the same characters appearing in several of them.

The narrator did a great job and added a lot to my listening pleasure. My only complaint is that he mispronounced several words and I found that to be distracting. All in all, if you enjoy stories that make you think at the same time that they entertain, you will enjoy this book. I was given the chance to listen to this book by the author/narrator/publisher and chose to review it.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

A Firefighter Christmas Carol

This is an engaging collection of stories. It has an interesting mix of characters and plots. In these stories you will find the likes of ghosts to killers and those in between. Each story pulls you in right form the start and keeps you interested until the end. The characters and their world’s come to life with each new chapter. I enjoyed them all and found this a good collection. The stories move along at a good pace and wrap up nicely, never leaving the listener bored or left wondering. Narrator William McDonough brings out the emotion in the characters and had me immersed in the story.
I received this audiobook at my request, and I voluntarily wrote a review.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great twist on a classic.

I love the awareness this book brings to the struggles of our first responders. Brown does this in a very entertaining way by using the classic Christmas Carol theme, but still really gets the listener to feel the anguish the fire/emt workers feel.
The narrator has jumped to one of my favorites. He is amazing.