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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

By: Charlie Mackesy
Narrated by: Charlie Mackesy
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Summary

Narrated by Charlie Mackesy.

Brought to you by Penguin.

With music by Max Richter and Isobel Waller-Bridge.

Discover the universal tale of four unlikely friends that has captured the hearts of readers of all ages, now available in audio.

Adapted into a BAFTA and Academy Award-winning animated short film.

Experience the world of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love.

Charlie's words and illustrations have brought comfort to many and have been shared online by readers around the world, as well as on t-shirts for Comic Relief, on magazine covers, on street lampposts in lockdown, in school classrooms, local cafés, and hospital ward walls. They've even been used as screensavers for NHS hospital computers in difficult times.

The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons that have connected with readers of all ages.

Enjoy the journey of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse brought to life in audio by its author and illustrator Charlie Mackesy, with a beautiful music score and the real wildlife sounds of rural England.

©2020 Charlie Mackesy (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Charlie Mackesy's mesmerising debut combines the simplicity of The Giving Tree, magic of The Velveteen Rabbit and the curiosity of Paddington." (Elisabeth Egan, New York Times)

"This is one of my favourite books." (Dr Rangan Chatterjee)

"Gorgeous." (Chris Evans)

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Beautiful

Just listened to the most beautiful audio book ever. The author's narration was so captivating & sensitive. Sound effects brilliant too. I had never come across this book before but it will remain a favourite which I will recommend.

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Beautiful

Beautifully read by Charlie and beautiful music by Max Richter...a perfect combination. A very emotive story made even more emotive by the music.

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A must

This books gives you a hug in every sense. The author the audio the characters and the plot all are beautiful

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How to live

Can a book/ story be beautiful? And the read by the author who has an amazing. A lovely way to encourage everyone to be their best.

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Pure Gold

Charlie’s book is an absolutely charming tale, brilliantly illustrated, about love and friendship, worries and anxieties.
Charlie reading it himself with background sounds, takes it to another level altogether. Totally wonderful!

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My most favourite book.

Reminds you of what we are here for and what is important in life. Thank you Mr Mackesy

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Beautiful and Kind

This book transported you to a very lovely serene natural environment full of charm and blissfulness. Felt very relaxed and happy after listening makes you be more mindful and appreciative of our nature and animals.

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Beautiful story

Moved me to tears... a lovely book especially in the difficult times we are living through at the moment. xx

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A book to carry with you through life

The messages in this book are profound yet so simply written. It has touched my heart - let’s treat everyone else with such care and compassion and the world will be a wonderful place.
Thank you Charlie Mackesy

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heartwarming

Bravo, wonderful and endearing, ageless book and one I will share with family and friends

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