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The 1,000-Year-Old Boy

Narrated by: Chris Coxon, Luke Johnson
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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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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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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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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  • 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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It Was Okay 👌👍👍👍😇😇😇😃😅

It is really long but great 👍 Not
Really for children ☹️ well done ROSS WELFORD good

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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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Incredible!!!!👌👌👍👍

Incredible book!! Nice performance, an incredible story and overall amazing performance!!! 👍 great book-must read.

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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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Fabulous

The narrator really does the story justice! Fab for young reader, especially reluctant readers. Would highly recommend.

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Lovely book

Really enjoyed this book, I absolutely loved the idea and the way it was read.

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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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