The Gift

Narrated by: Chris Koprowski
Length: 43 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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Sometimes, the best gifts are unexpected....

When workaholic Robert Chalmer's wife leaves to take care of her sick mother for two weeks, he is left with all the responsibility...including his seven-year-old daughter. With Christmas quickly approaching, Robert must find a way to reconnect with what is most important in his life or risk losing it forever.

The Gift is a heart-warming short story set in Fort Worth, TX, about family, love, and second chances.

©2014 Rhonda Hopkins (P)2015 Rhonda Hopkins

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Perfect Story for Christmas!

Listening to this story reminded me of what I love most about the Christmas season, a time of year when life seems to slow long enough for us to focus on what's really important - family, friends, and just being content with small blessings.

In The Gift, a father discovers his own Christmas blessings when he's left to deal with the season's preparations while tending to his young daughter. It's an endearing story that strikes a chord of familiarity and brings a smile.

The narrator's voice is crisp and clear, almost with an announcer-type quality, but we should be better able to distinguish the young girl's voice from the father's narrative and dialogue. I think this kind of added emphasis on characterization would benefit the audio version.

I received a free copy of this audiobook and have voluntarily posted this review.

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Heart warming Christmas Story

Jeanine has to go to her mothers to help her just before Christmas. That leaves her husband home to take care of their daughter and prepare for Christmas. A wonderfully written story of giving the gifts that truly madder. Recommend

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Heart warming.

Loved this short, sweet Christmas story. I was surprised by what the gift actually was. I don't surprise easily. Definitely a Hallmarkish story, and I'm a sucker for those stories. 😀😀😀

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A real "feel good" story.

This is a well-crafted and that is easy to see as a Hallmark Christmas movie. It does not tread (nor does it need to) on any uncharted ground, but is simply a good story that leaves you feeling warm when you finish.

The narration was okay, but at times had a bit of a mechanical sound in the delivery, but nothing that detracted from the story being told.

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