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Letters from Father Christmas Audiobook

Letters from Father Christmas

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Publisher's Summary

Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply?

Every year, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien would write to Father Christmas, and the letters they received told wonderful stories of his adventures at the North Pole.

These humorous tales are brought to life by Derek Jacobi as Father Christmas, John Moffatt as Polar Bear, and Christian Rodska as Ilbereth the Elf, complete with specially composed music.

© The J.R.R Tolkien Copyright Trust; © The J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust 1997, 2004; (P)1997 HarperCollins UK

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    Amazon Customer 25/12/2016
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    "My very favorite christmas book."

    A truely wonderfuly delightful experiance, if youve ever wondered how good corraspondance from award winning aiuthours are to there children at christmas, under the guise of father christmas, this is the answer.

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    Sally 24/12/2016
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    "Seriously irritating music"

    Readings were lovely - it would be 4 to 5 stars if you could eradicate the dreadful, repetitive music

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    Nina 22/12/2016
    Nina 22/12/2016

    Always looking for the next rabbit hole to tumble down.

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    "It brings the Christmas spirit..."

    This beautiful collection of letters that Tolkien wrote to his children as replies from Father Christmas is full of humour and shows the North Pole through a dreaming child's eyes.
    The character of a mischievous polar bear takes you into a Christmas adventure that will make you laugh and will let your imagination run wild.

    The narration is simple which will entertain either adult or child listener and is wonderfully supported by uplifting Christmas music.

    If you're a fan of Tolkien and love Christmas or are just looking for a story for your children during the festive season, this book is perfect.

    The only downside is that the book is short however it is quite a gem.

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    clare 22/12/2016
    clare 22/12/2016
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    "charming"

    wonderfully innocent from a bygone age. Beautifully read. I am 54 and really loved it!

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    Bee 16/02/2015
    Bee 16/02/2015
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    "Magical story"

    I just love listen to this story with the kids you should have see their faces I think it will be listen to again next year but just before Christmas :-)

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  • James
    30/06/14
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    "A fun little read."
    What made the experience of listening to Letters from Father Christmas the most enjoyable?

    The humour and wonderful narration made this a great listen.


    What does Derek Jacobi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Derek Jacobi read with tongue in cheek and in great humour and the listening experience was very enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    A few letters written to Tolkien's daughter Priscilla were left out of the audiobook edition from about 1937 to 1943 I think. These are included in the Ebook edition with wonderful illustrations from J.R.R. Tolkien.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Lane
    07/12/16
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    "amazing idea for Christmas "

    A much better idea than the elf on the shelf. As I listened to the story I was thinking of the possibility of doing this with my future little ones

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Fort Collins, Colombia
    23/12/16
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    "Fun Listen!"

    Wish there were more letters to this British family. The stories could go on. I love having a new slant (for me) on Santa and the North Pole and their problems. Love the letter sign offs too! "Love from your Father Christmas".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica G.
    Austin, TX
    27/12/16
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    "Couldn't get past the music"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    My dad used to read this book to my sister and me at Christmas time. It's sweet and imaginative and magical. This recording has super annoying electronic music between letters and I couldn't stand it and didn't finish the whole listen.


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  • Cathie Dalziel
    25/12/16
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    "Magical Christmas Tale by the best"

    Heartwarming Christmas Tale surrounding Father Christmas's letters to J.R.R. Tolkien's children every year at Christmas time. They were a delight to read and I can see this becoming a new holiday tradition to listen to every Christmas Eve with new little ones in my life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Josephine
    Uniontown, PA, United States
    17/12/16
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    "Just perfect to put you in the mood for Christmas!"

    Beautifully written, narration was lovely, just the perfect book to get you in the mood for Christmas!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gwen
    27/02/15
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    "Heart inspiring"

    Letters from father Christmas is a wonderful listen and I wish it doesn't stop. To bad there isn't a sequel to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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