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The Christmas Pact

Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,347 ratings)

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Our favorite moments from The Christmas Pact

"When I was a kid, I loved Christmas."
"I’ve had a good time, Kennedy."
"Well, isn’t that ironic!"

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  • "When I was a kid, I loved Christmas."
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  • "I’ve had a good time, Kennedy."
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  • "Well, isn’t that ironic!"

About the Creator

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling author. With millions of books sold, Keeland’s titles have appeared in over 100 bestseller lists and are currently translated in 26 languages. She resides in New York with her husband and three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

About the Creator

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

About the Performer

A member of the inaugural class of 20 in the Narrator Hall of Fame, Andi Arndt’s voice has been described as "welcoming," "calm," "clear," and "sublime." Listeners are known to rave that she “makes you feel all the feels”—which is exactly what you want from one of the most popular and beloved romance narrators working today. Arndt has lent her voice to hundreds of audiobook titles. She has worked both for major publishers and best-selling indie romance authors, providing her calm, cool delivery to a diverse range of titles. She also serves as Executive Producer of Lyric Audiobooks. The recipient of multiple Audie, Earphones, and Voice Arts Awards, and twice named to AudioFile Magazine's Best Voices of the Year, Andi was inducted into the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame in 2017. A few of her most notable works include narration for Kylie Scott’s Stage Dive series, Irin Carmon’s Notorious RBG, and the junior novelization of Disney’s Frozen.

Photographed by Peter Konerko

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Sweet & Funny

This was a very enjoyable listen. I laughed and smiled through the whole thing. I recommend for sure.

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Sweet and fun

Another fun book by Ward and Keeland. And, of course, narrated by my favorite, Arndt and York. Short an sweet Christmas story but enough content to make it believable.

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Nope

If you enjoy hearing sentences like "she blushed and I felt something twitch in my pants" then this is the book for you.

This isn't romantic. It's actually pretty creepy. They lost me at hello. Kudos to the woman narrator. She sounded intelligent and not creepy. The male narrator just made the creepy stuff creepier - and gross. Buh bye.

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Wonderful Christmas love story!!!!!

This is the Christmas love story you will sigh with laughter and a smile today

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Kinda like a hallmark movie

This book was great. It had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion. I hope they continue the story of Riley Kennedy and Kennedy Riley.

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Cute little love story

I needed something quick to listen to on a flight. I found myself smiling and really enjoying the book. It was light hearted and sweet.

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If you like Katherine Heigl romantic comedy movies, this is your book.

RomComs (romantics comedies) movies can be a fun escapism (guilty of enjoying them) but I haven’t read the book equivalent before. “The Christmas Pact” is the audiobook version of a RomCom. Katherine Heigl RomComs were the exact movie type that came to mind and she would be the perfect lead in this book if it became a movie.

The performances are great. They bring the characters inner dialogue to life in the right tones. They make the sometimes on purpose cringe worthy dialogue come to life. On top of that the inner monologues and switch of perspective is well done.

On to the writing...it was done well but it also was concerning. Don’t want to spoil the plot but there is 3 moments, as there commonly is in a RomCom movie, that in real life might be a horror story instead. My internal “GET OUT” yelling or “Really...!!??” was obviously done on purpose for building the plot and moving the story along but when they happened, it took me out of the story. A little more build to these moments or a slight change in how they could come about would make me think more awe and less killer/stocker/jerk/restraining order. And in a weird way I also saw the clear romantic fantasy of the moments too because in the story everyone is safe so those attributes are positive. A beauty and the beast type of fantasy...

Overall fun book I did enjoy even with the story cringe moments. Is a fun Xmas...New Years...RomCom audiobook.

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Loved it!

Good read. Funny also. Really enjoyed the book. Hopefully will read more like this soon.

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A cute quick read!

I am in love with these narrators! Full disclosure I picked this book based on the narrators.

I had fallen into a dark romance hole lately. This was just the pick me up I needed.
although the storey is short it was a joy to listen to and a great sweet break.

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OMG!!! Perfection!!!

Amazing... Love both narrators and story. Happy tears. Many stars. Thank you.
So loved the hiding place. Really would never look there myself!

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