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Summary

The astonishing, beautiful new story from the best-selling and Costa short-listed author of Time Travelling with a Hamster

There are stories about people who want to live forever. 

This is not one of those stories. 

This is a story about someone who wants to stop.... 

Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy - except he's 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England. 

Obviously no-one believes him. 

So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance and a different way to live...which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die. 

©2018 Ross Welford (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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Great Book

Loved this book,especially as I live in the North East of England and was familiar with the different places mentioned. I also liked the historical aspects of it and felt it would bring history alive for a child. I thought both narrators were excellent and they made youu feel that you were there with them. I loved the humour, poignancy and emotion and would recommend it to children and adults alike.

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the 1,000 year old boy

I love this book because it was very clear to hear and the story was touching. I even found myself crying along with it at times. I am 9 and I would recommend it to people around 8 to 12. I knew what was going on at every moment and overall it was just AMAZING!!!

By Millie age 9

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An imaginative idea

I loved listening to this book. It’s a great game idea to intertwine history and fiction. It is aimed at pre teens but i think it’s accessible to a wider age range through to adults who want an easy read/ listen. Thanks

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Very intriguing

I am 11 and I was gripped by this plot as it is about a boy who is my age, but no one believes he is 1000 years old. It was an interesting concept.

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Niceee

I have not read the whole book but i think its nice from what ive read

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  • 04-04-19

Loved it

Great story telling and a believable performance, one of those stories you don't want to end...

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ROXY NEEDS A SEQUEL

I love this story so much! The narrators bring the already vibrant characters to life and Ross Welford didn’t skimp on any of the characters. Honestly would 100% recommend, the story is definitely novel but it was a nice change from what you usually get. Most importantly I loved the Roxy Minto. She definitely was a highlight for me and I really wish there was a sequel *hint hint* that delved deeper into her character! Overall great book go listen to it!

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Loved it

This book was probably the most important purchase I've made on Audible i loved it

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It has love, friendship,history & drama.

We all don’t want to die but listening to this story kind of makes sense on why I listened to it with my son.

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History for teens

Very entertaining read. Educational but not didacic. The story is good if somewhat expected, and the delivery is spot on.

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  • 23-04-18

so good ....

I loved it so much . interesting and amazing I loved the story.. so good 💕💕👍

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  • 07-06-21

My favorite book ever

It was very interesting and the story is amazing, I loved it   😍 💕

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