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The Slug That Saved Christmas Audiobook

The Slug That Saved Christmas

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Publisher's Summary

Fans of quirky, irreverent yuletide humor will screech with delight at Clarence the slug's Christmas adventure! A rude letter from a greedy child makes Santa go a bit bonkers - but it's Christmas Eve and the elves are desperate for someone to deliver all the presents! The Elf Doctor comes up with a completely mad plan to save the day - and soon the fate of Christmas depends on one giant slug! Will Clarence save the day, or will everybody's Christmas be a slime-covered nightmare? The Slug That Saved Christmas also contains a previously unreleased story - "Clarence the Slug's Lost Adventure" - along with two Hairy Tales stories ("The Walrus Story" and "Shipwreck'd Sarah"), plus a sizeable extract from The Easter Bunny Invasion!

©2014 Clifford James Hayes (P)2016 Clifford James Hayes

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    Samantha 23/09/2016
    Samantha 23/09/2016
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    "Free review for free Xmas audiobook"
    Where does The Slug That Saved Christmas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I received this book in return for an impartial review, so here goes.
    It's great fun, and begins pretty much like any other Christmas story. However, things soon begin to go downhill when (Santa freaks out over a letter from a spoilt brat), and eventually it is down to Clarence ( a giant slug) to slither in and try and deliver all the presents.
    I'm not really a listener of kids stories but it's enjoyable for adults also..


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's very unconventional - though having heard Hairy Tales it's not surprising. There are other stories on the audiobook too.


    What about Sheree Wichard’s performance did you like?

    Carries you along nicely with the narrative, and makes you laugh with some of the accents. I enjoyed the French king (who wants to eat clarence) and the wizard elf.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The title is all you need!


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyable. And kids will think so too.

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    Victoria 23/09/2016
    Victoria 23/09/2016

    Books, books, books ... and more books, please.

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    "Yucky and funny"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd mainly recommend it to children / their parents. It'd make a good christmas present.


    What other book might you compare The Slug That Saved Christmas to, and why?

    It's part of the Hairy Tales book series, by the same author. It's more of the same - funny, quirky, yucky stories for kids. Modernised fairy tales.


    Have you listened to any of Sheree Wichard’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes, on Hairy Tales. The performer puts a lot of effort into all the quirky nuances of the stories, and all the character voices.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The slimiest Christmas ever.


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    Kerry 21/09/2016
    Kerry 21/09/2016
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    "Festive silliness"
    What did you like most about The Slug That Saved Christmas?

    'The Slug that saved Christmas' is quite anarchic - though it starts out like a cutesy Xmas tale that premise doesn't last long. I'm slightly biased as I enjoyed CJH's 'Hairy Tales' too, but whatever - if you liked that, you'll like this, and vice versa.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Slug That Saved Christmas?

    The giant slug eating all the sprouts to launch the sleigh into the sky. Plus all the vomit and farting. I dare say children will like it.


    Which character – as performed by Sheree Wichard – was your favourite?

    Queen Elizabeth and all the elves and other historical characters.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me chuckle a lot. And spill my coffee on someone at one point.


    Any additional comments?

    A MODERN CHRISTMAS FABLE. Recommended.

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    Anthony 21/09/2016
    Anthony 21/09/2016
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    "LOVED 'HAIRY TALES', and love this too !!"
    Where does The Slug That Saved Christmas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Alongside 'Hairy Tales' by same author (see title above). Brilliant.


    What did you like best about this story?

    English sense of humour. The stupidity, and illogic. And yet it all comes togteher and makes sense in the end.


    Which character – as performed by Sheree Wichard – was your favourite?

    The actual slug of the title doesn't do much, as he's something of an innocent pawn. Probably the Elf Doctor, and his inter-species love of Clarence the slug.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Too silly to be sad, though there are some downbeat moments.


    Any additional comments?

    Would make a great Christmas movie. Children will love it.

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    Piet 21/09/2016
    Piet 21/09/2016
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    "enjoyable first audiobook"
    What made the experience of listening to The Slug That Saved Christmas the most enjoyable?

    I've not listened to an audiobook before, sp wasn't sure what to expect. But I enjoyed the stories on this recording. It will mostly appeal to children who like a wicked sense of humor.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Easy to follow and understand.


    Have you listened to any of Sheree Wichard’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    n/a.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I think the title explains all.


    Any additional comments?

    very funny.

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    Books 20/09/2016
    Books 20/09/2016
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    "More fun than A Christmas Carol, that's for sure."
    Would you listen to The Slug That Saved Christmas again? Why?

    Yes, at Christmas, with the kids - it combines schmaltzy Christmassyness with the kind of flashes of gross toilet humour that children love. By the way I should point out I was given this audio so I could give an impartial review - which I'm doing.


    What other book might you compare The Slug That Saved Christmas to, and why?

    Books by David Walliams, Monty Python, Roald Dahl possibly.That kind of thing.


    Which character – as performed by Sheree Wichard – was your favourite?

    William the Conqueror, for his sleazy gallic accent. You'll have to see why he is on the audiobook(!)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No - best taken in chunks, as it is several stories.
    Perhaps it could've been longer, but then again as it's aimed (mainly) at children I'm guessing their attention span might not be long-enough if this were longer.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll buy the book version for my kids as a Xmas gift. More fun than trying to get a child to listen to an audio of A Christmas Carol, that's for sure. I've listened to Hairy Tales by the same author, and it is very much along the same lines.

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    Audio 20/09/2016
    Audio 20/09/2016
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    "There comes a time in every slug's life ..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Slug That Saved Christmas to be better than the print version?

    Well, this was quite enjoyable. As a reviewer, I was sent a copy to give a non-biased opinion - the main story (there are several) concerns 'Elf Town' just before Christmas - a stressed, overworked Father Christmas has a nervous breakdown, and it is down to his wife and the senior elves to concoct a scheme to 'save Christmas', and ensure the presents are delivered on time. The Elf Doctor suggests the use of a slug for the task (as the Rule Book states only Santa is allowed to deliver the gifts) - as so with a bit of magic and silliness 'Clarence the slug' is eventually given the job. I won't spoil it by saying much more, but it was an enjoyable yarn, and the additional Slug tale (a sort of sequel) is a welcome addition.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It will appeal to both young and old - there are plenty of festive japes (and gross-out humour to appease children).


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Sheree Wichard?

    No reason not to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The stories and chapters aren't too long, so I split it into several sittings.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sure many would appreciate it as a gift at Christmas time.

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    Travis 19/09/2016
    Travis 19/09/2016
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    "not your average Christmas story - but that's good"
    If you could sum up The Slug That Saved Christmas in three words, what would they be?

    slug. christmas. funny.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mrs Claus. She's very long-suffering ;; all the men (elves and Santa) around her are completely nuts.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    not sure, but theres plenty of slime and gunge that kids esp. boys) will love. It's all very Roald Dahl.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Sad when there was nothing left, when he travels into the distant future.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd bought the book version originally, and this is better as it expands the story and adds other stories. Plus someone reads it to you, which is nice.

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    Vicki 19/09/2016
    Vicki 19/09/2016
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    "Ha ha! a VERY silly Christmas tale ..."
    Would you listen to The Slug That Saved Christmas again? Why?

    This was great fun - and appealed to me (a grown-up) as much as my daughter. The narrator puts in a great deal of effort into the tale, too - no dreary 'read-back' here.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Slug That Saved Christmas?

    Plenty to choose from; Clarence turning into a giant slug, and going on his present-delivering quest. And the other slug story was great, too - a time-travelling romp. With a giant slug!! Loved it. Lots of hilarious other characters, too - I loved the Elf Doctor, who falls in love with the slug. : )


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Ptobably the one where Clarence ends up at the Battle of Hastings ......


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A VERY silly Xmas tale.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to listening to this at Christmas.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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