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Publisher's 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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so good ....

I loved it so much . interesting and amazing I loved the story.. so good 💕💕👍

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  • Northern Light
  • 01-24-18

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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  • Rachel
  • 06-01-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-20-18

The one thousand year old boy

I think that this book is the best book ever for kids who are between 4 to 19 and are good at listening to get entertained for a while they go some where to do shopping when there kids do not want to come with them or doing any thing with them or when it is raining

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  • grace
  • 09-18-18

ROXY NEEDS A SEQUEL

I love this story so much! The narrators bring the already vibrant characters to life and Ross Welford didn’t skimp on any of the characters. Honestly would 100% recommend, the story is definitely novel but it was a nice change from what you usually get. Most importantly I loved the Roxy Minto. She definitely was a highlight for me and I really wish there was a sequel *hint hint* that delved deeper into her character! Overall great book go listen to it!

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  • Claudine Debice
  • 05-17-18

Loved it

This book was probably the most important purchase I've made on Audible i loved it

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  • biotbabe
  • 03-18-18

Pretty good

You’re confused about the plot at first but then you’ll start to understand it

I recommend this book because... it’s good

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-21-18

I really enjoyed!!

I have seen this book everywhere and I have always thought it looks to young but finally my mother convinced me to listen to it and I’m so great full she did this book is one of my favourites!! I don’t really know what age group I would recommend for this book but I’m 13 and I really enjoyed it.😍 I think the thing that made this book stand out from all the other books I’ve read is that it’s about an 1,000 year old boy!! I love this book❤️❤️ hope other people enjoy it as much as I did!

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  • Mary Fitzgerald
  • 06-19-18

Don't hesitate, get this book, read it to the kids

I bought this book on a wet, wintery Friday afternoon for my 11 year old daughter to start to read over the weekend. She was miserable with a head cold so on Friday night i started to read the book to her at her bedtime - an hour later I did not want to put it down - and she was loving it too! Over the course of the weekend we kept on going back to the book and we finished it together on Sunday night. It is a very clever story, well told and on the last page, we both cried happy tears.
It is a book suitable for both boys and girls and spans 1000 years, is about friendship, loss, belonging, hope and resilience. There is not one bit of the book I would change, and I thoroughly recommend it to any adult looking for a story that will draw any reader in and keep them hooked until the end. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.