The Snowman

Inspired by the Original Story by Raymond Briggs
Narrated by: Richard Armitage
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When James wakes to see snow falling one December morning, he is delighted and rushes outside to make a snowman. With coal eyes, an old green hat and scarf and a tangerine nose, he is perfect, and James can hardly bear to go inside and leave him. In the middle of the night, he wakes and creeps out to see his snowman again - and to his amazement, the snowman comes to life.... 

This special tale of true Christmas magic will bring everyone's favourite childhood festive character to a brand-new audience.

©2018 Michael Morpurgo (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Very cute story!

I confess that I have no children to play this story to, I got it just to listen to Richard Armitage, and I feel neither shame nor guilt! ; )
Nevertheless the story is quite enjoyable and very much worth it.

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Classic bedtime story, warm-hearted performance!

Today, I'm a 10-year-old child, enjoying a fantastic magic show performed by the one and only versatile magician Richard Armitage. Thank you for giving him the voice, Mr. Snowman. Thank you for giving me the imagination, Mr. Armitage. Love this ❤

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Christmas-tastic!

Beautiful story and a wonderful performance by mister Armitage.

Perfect for winter nights or summer evenings when you can't wait for it to be winter again :)

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Richard Armitage does it again!

Your inner child will thank you for listening to this delightful Christmas story! Buy it.

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Brilliant!

Beautiful story and narration, a must every Christmas for my lovelies! Thanks Audible !Love this!

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Great Book

Great book that would never let you disappointed, be inspired and enjoying the journey it brings you.

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Very heartwarming

As always perfectly performed by Richard Armitage.
Can't wait for one day to listen to this with my grandchildren.

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A very sweet story for children

As usual, Richard Armitage makes an OK story into a good one. Best for children of 5 or 6 years.

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One of the best Audibles ever ❤

For all the young of whatever age... I assumed this was some version of Frosty the Snowman, but it's much better. Treat yourself!

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Magical!

Richard Armitage is absolutely enchanting! I have long been a fan of his acting, but his storytelling is just amazing.

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  • 01-02-19

childhood revisited

in a troubled world it is good to rediscover the innocence of childhood from time to time and listening to this delightful story was just the tonic for me. The Snowman has become a part of Christmas just like Christmas Carol and will live as long as the human race survives however long or short that may be. Always soothing to listen to Mr. Armitage's voice.

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  • ej
  • 12-24-18

Enchanting

What a lovely story! Warm, sweet, and uplifting. The joy of a little boy and his childlike view of the world. Who knew a snowman could be so lovable! Absolutely charming narration by the unequalled Richard Armitage, yet again.

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  • Laura day
  • 10-30-18

Snowman

Beautiful a joy for child and adult wonderfully narrated as always with such genuine warmth

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  • M. P.
  • 10-24-18

Utterly Charming

Utterly charming. This is a really wonderful homage to Raymond Briggs' classic Christmas tale. Highly recommend for all ages.

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  • 10-23-18

Christmas Magic

I am a great fan of Richard Armitage and he has truly excelled in his reading of this magical story.
His voice is like an orchestra and he really captures the essence of what is like to be a child at Christmas.
Wonderful story by Michael Morpurgo which will surely become a Christmas Classic. I am planning to buy several copies of the book to give as Christmas presents and I will be reading it to my grandchildren but I also want them to listen to the story of James and his snowman friend. Thank you Richard for sprinkling some Christmas Magic. James says the snowman gave him his voice - you have given your voice to this narrative - I cannot rate this highly enough,

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  • Jo Williams
  • 01-20-20

Great Story

loved it! Well read by Richard Armitage, a true delight for children and parents alike.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-22-19

Beautifully narrated

I love everything, his voice is soft and clear despite his hoarse voice. I just love his voice and the way he changed his voice accordingly to each character.