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  • A Boy Called Christmas

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (2,714 ratings)

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A Boy Called Christmas

By: Matt Haig
Narrated by: Stephen Fry
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Summary

The first magical book in Matt Haig's festive series - now a major new film!

You are about to listen to the true story of Father Christmas.

If you believe that some things are impossible, you should stop considering listening right away. Because this audiobook is full of impossible things. Are you still there? Good.

Then let us begin....

A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow and an 11-year-old boy called Nikolas who isn't afraid to believe in magic.

From the winner of the Smarties Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book award. With illustrations by Chris Mould.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Matt Haig (P)2016 Canongate Books

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lovely

This is a lovely book, quite emotional and sad but wonderful too.
Stephen Fry was perfect for the naration.

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very enjoyable

a very fun and enjoyable book for both kids and adults. Read brilliantly as always by Stephen fry.

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Absolute Dream

This book is absolutely joyful. I am a 55 year old woman. Happy Christmas! To all !!

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Interesting tale

Stephen Fry gives another impeccable performance. An interesting take on the Father Christmas legend. Very definitely a Father Xmas rather than a Saint Nicholas

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Good bit of escapismn

loved it
I was poorly so lay in bed for two days listening to light hearted books - or should I say slept thru
the film was really good too
thanx

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Magical Christmas story

Hugely enjoyable, bittersweet at times.
Beautifully read by Mr Fry.
A believable account of the origins of Christmas

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perfect

it's the perfect Christmas novel, so heart warming, read perfectly and told so well.
it really makes you think how to be good.

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a boy called christmas

I realise it's a children book, but any story with magic and hope is a joy to hear. Stephen Fry always reads stories well and is a soothing voice to listen to.

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Always love a happy ending

As ever Stephen Fry is a wonderful narrator.
I know this is a children's story, but we all need a little magic and childishness in our lives.
A lovely few hours listening

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Great Christmas short story

listen to this book over Christmas on long car journeys to visit family. Its kept the little people (7 &12) and the big people fully enthralled. Loved the characters Blitzen and the truth pixie. Stephen Fry has done a superb job of narration. Can't fault a modern classic that needs to be turned into a Christmas film

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