A short but wonderful story of Christmas. Dive into this heart-warming tale of two people in love; both are willing to make a personal sacrifice in order to provide happiness for the other.
©2016 W.B. Ward (P)2016 W.B. Ward
Yes. You can go about your household chores while listening to this great story.
It brings out a very important meaning of Christmas. That it's not about the "stuff."
Both of the newlyweds.
When they sold their prized possessions to buy a gift for each other.
As I said before, this story brings out the true meaning of Christmas which many people have forgotten.
This is a great short tale for all ages. It brings home what sacrifices those in love are willing to do for one another. The Narrator spins this tale with a old country style, like that of a uncle telling stories as the children gather around the fireplace awaiting Christmas dinner. Highly recommended!
W.B. Ward and his voice. He has a very soothing and good voice for audio books.
Probably the main girl. She was featured the most and her husband is not in the book very much.
I like the way he portrayed the main girl. He did a good job at emulating a woman without making his voice shrill.
Yes, it was. It is very short and does not take long at all to listen to.
Listen to W.B. Ward books. He has a great voice!
It's a love story with a very deep wisdom.
When Della opened her gift and found the combs that she had admired.
easy to understand and follow. (I'm relatively new to audio books and sometimes it's difficult for me to follow w/o having read the book previously.)
It doesn't seem long enough to be a film.. . but maybe something like Love's Finest Gift.
It was an enjoyable listen.
This has always been one of my favorite stories. The love and sacrifice this young couple show for each other is both heartwarming and heart wrenching. I listened to it twice, and was brought to tears each time! W. B. Ward once again gives a stellar narration. He has an uncanny knack of drawing the listener in and feeling as if they are an unseen observer of the unfolding events. This was a pleasurable listen that I highly recommend!
I have not read the print version.
The moment Della got her inspiration to sell her hair for money for Jim's gift.
Although Della is the main character for most of the book, Jim is my favorite. We learn much about Jim through Della's love for him. If he is worth selling her most prized possession, he must be something special!
When Della told the woman to give her the money quickly, she was at the point of no return. When Jim came home and embraced Della, it is evident that, even through her babbling, he realized how much she loved him. Her hair would grow again, but his watch was gone. In that, it is evident how much he loved her.
As usual, W.B. Ward's reading brings the manuscript to life!
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