• Christmas Before the Magic

  • The Chronicles of Kerrigan Prequel Book 1
  • By: W.J. May
  • Narrated by: Sarah Ann Masse
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Christmas Before the Magic  By  cover art

Christmas Before the Magic

By: W.J. May
Narrated by: Sarah Ann Masse
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $6.95

Buy for $6.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Learn how it all began ...before the magic of tatùs.

When Argyle invites his best friend, Simon Kerrigan, home for the Christmas holidays, he wants to save Simon from staying at Guilder Boarding School on his own.

Simon comes along and doesn't expect to find much more excitement in the tiny Scottish town where Argyle's family lives. Until he meets Beth, Argyle's older sister. She's beautiful, brash and clearly interested in him.

When her father warns him to stay away from her, Simon tries, but sometimes destiny has a hope of its own.

©2016 W.J. May (P)2016 W.J. May

What listeners say about Christmas Before the Magic

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    33
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    37
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    30
  • 4 Stars
    12
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Prequel to Series

necessary reading for those doing the series, well performed and nA delightful, well narrated, Amish Christmas story that teaches the damaging power of rumor and gossip.arrated. gives character backgrounds

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! good overall

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great start of story!

I love this story it was a great beginning for a truly good series totally enjoyable!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful story

Clean and sweet start to a beautiful story. This is the first book I have listened to my this author but it will not be the last. I couldn’t stop listening. Excellent beginning.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing

Im really loving the prequel series alot and Sarah is a really good narrator starting the next one now

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Magnificent

Totally enjoyable story. Full of magic and romance. The characters definitely win your heart. The narrator made the story come alive.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

love at first sight

when Simon goes to Argyle's home for the holidays he falls in love with Argyle's older sister.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Delightful

The simple teenage romance of Rae Kerrigan's parents.

Easy-to-listen to. Entertaining. Romantic. Wonderful characters.

I received a copy of this book as a gift.  This is my honest review.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

I kept losing interest

Christmas Before the Magic
The Chronicles of Kerrigan Prequel Book 1
By: W.J. May
Narrated by: Sarah Ann Masse
I have read other books by this author and really enjoyed them but this short story lacked depth. I think the books will be better.
The narration was fair.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

The accent is great but...

Narrative lacks emotion at times. Also get it that this is the first of 5 prequels, but is very very short. It's really a singke short story than a book.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cyndi
  • Cyndi
  • 06-29-21

A short novella to learn the characters!

This is a short story that lets us get to know some of the characters that will be in the series. Argyle takes Simon to his home for Christmas break and we get to meet Simon's family which I think is going to lead in to what is going to happen to the boys when they get back to school. I'm looking forward to listening to more in this series.
I received a free code for this book from Audiobooks Unleashed to listen to on Audible. This review is my own honest opinion.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 01-12-21

Great

This is a great glimpse into the world that has been created for us. I absolutely adored the series and this was lovely to see. Great performance from Sarah.