Before there was Santa Claus, there was a young boy who believed in the impossible. . . . Lemony Snicket meets Elf in this warmhearted Christmas caper.
Eleven-year-old Nikolas—nicknamed “Christmas”—has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he’s happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents, who love him. Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him.
Along the way, Nikolas befriends a surly reindeer, bests a troublesome troll, and discovers a hidden world of enchantment in the frozen village of Elfhelm. But the elves of Elfhelm have troubles of their own: Christmas spirit and goodwill are at an all-time low, and Nikolas may be the only person who can fix things—if only he can reach his father before it’s too late. . . .
Sparkling with wit and warmth, A Boy Called Christmas is a cheeky new Christmas classic-in-the-making from acclaimed author Matt Haig and illustrator Chris Mould.
This is actually my second audio book I have ever listened to. I hated the first one and vowed to never do that again. Now, when I chose this book to review I did not know it was an audio book. So whenever I realized I was getting sent an audio book I was like noooooooooooooo.
The best part of this audio book is that Stephen Fry is the voice. I love Stephen Fry. The story itself is really good too, but because I can’t pay attention to audio for some reason I kept missing a lot of things. Most people will really enjoy this story, and I am sure if it was in print form I would have been jumping up for joy about it.
The story has interesting characters throughout, and I feel like it is a great Christmas story. However, I will never get an audio book again.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
Have you listened to an audio book before? How was your experience?