The Christmas Box

Narrated by: Richard Thomas
Series: The Christmas Box, Book 1
Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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Publisher's Summary

The Christmas Box is the touching story of a widow and the young family who moves in with her. Together they discover the first gift of Christmas and learn what Christmas is really about. This book is also available in Spanish as El Regalo de Navidad.
©1995 Richard Paul Evans (P)1995 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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A Gift

As I sat and processed AP checks, I just couldn't stop listening. It is a short read, but what a GIFT. Certainly makes one think twice about what we take for granted every day.

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True meaning of Christmas

What did you like best about The Christmas Box? What did you like least?

Best - The ending and how the theme of the book really all came together.

The least - The narration was very boring and not captivating.

Would you be willing to try another book from Richard Paul Evans? Why or why not?

Absolutely, I have loved all of his books prior to this one, so I'll just chalk this one up to bad narration.

Was The Christmas Box worth the listening time?

Not really

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Great Listen

I have really enjoyed listening to Richard Paul Evans books. This Book really lets you know what Christmas is all about. I think so often times we get caught up in the gift giving and forget the real spirit of christmas.

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The first Christmas Gift

Do you know what the first Christmas Gift was? If not, this story will help you to remember; it's a great tale to help you focus on the important things in life!! everyone should read this story at least once a year :)

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heartwarming story

A good inspirational story that makes you think about the cycle of life and death and the metaphor of what's important in life.


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heart warming!!!

beautiful story with a beautiful message. it took me to a moment in my life and reminded me to cherish family

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Wonderful!

The Christmas Box is a lovely story reminding us of what the first Christmas gift was and how it is the most important one even today.

Mary, a wealthy owner of a mansion, advertises for a caretaker couple (children okay). A small family meets with her and they are an agreeable match. She gives them a wing of the mansion to live in and the two families meld together. Their friendship, Mary's age and experience, and the antiques of the house come together to weave a lovely tale reminding the reader of what is really important.

Narration was perfect!

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The Christmas Box

This a wonderful story of friendship and reminds us that it's our relationships and the blessings they bring

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Love it, highly recommend

I’ve read the book and listened to the audiobook. It’s a classic to me and I’m sure I’ll read and listen to it many more times. Short and simple, but such an amazing story!

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Heart warming,and enjoyable

This book is well written and kept my interest. It has a beautiful and important message. Loved it!

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  • 12-30-16

Well read and heart-warming

The narration is well-done for easy listening. This short story is poignant and simple. I enjoyed it and will listen again.

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