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Publisher's Summary

Fans of quirky, irreverent yuletide humor will screech with delight at Clarence the slug's Christmas adventure! A rude letter from a greedy child makes Santa go a bit bonkers - but it's Christmas Eve and the elves are desperate for someone to deliver all the presents! The Elf Doctor comes up with a completely mad plan to save the day - and soon the fate of Christmas depends on one giant slug! Will Clarence save the day, or will everybody's Christmas be a slime-covered nightmare? The Slug That Saved Christmas also contains a previously unreleased story - "Clarence the Slug's Lost Adventure" - along with two Hairy Tales stories ("The Walrus Story" and "Shipwreck'd Sarah"), plus a sizeable extract from The Easter Bunny Invasion!
©2014 Clifford James Hayes (P)2016 Clifford James Hayes
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4 out of 5 stars
By Reviews101 on 01-11-17

A fun and silly pre-Christmas story

Where does The Slug That Saved Christmas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Kids will certainly enjoy it - it's full of yucky sliminess and no, perhaps its not a conventional christmas tale (more farcical like monty python in places), but adults will enjoy it also. Roald Dahl and David Walliams is a guide to what you can expect.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Probably the Elf Doctor - he's more than a little confused.

Which character – as performed by Sheree Wichard – was your favorite?

As above.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it's best in chapters and chunks.

Any additional comments?

British humour - weird and unpredictable, but still a very good Christmas story.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Tanya M. Spiegel on 01-09-17

Sadly not at all a YOUNG children story

I sat listening to this with my daughters who ate 3 and 5. Not to far in I realized this was really not s story for young children. Perhaps for older kids they would find it both funny and enjoyable but for my little ones they just could not understand why Santa went crazy and why everyone talked with mean voices. So parents beware sensitive little ones this is not for at all. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. Young children take a pass older kids a definite maybe? Personally I myself didn't like the idea of a Christmas land with mean elves and a Santa that goes off the rails. I guess I'm too old fashion and like my Christmas stories to have sweet happy things in them.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Samantha on 09-23-16

Free review for free Xmas audiobook

Where does The Slug That Saved Christmas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I received this book in return for an impartial review, so here goes.
It's great fun, and begins pretty much like any other Christmas story. However, things soon begin to go downhill when (Santa freaks out over a letter from a spoilt brat), and eventually it is down to Clarence ( a giant slug) to slither in and try and deliver all the presents.
I'm not really a listener of kids stories but it's enjoyable for adults also..

What did you like best about this story?

It's very unconventional - though having heard Hairy Tales it's not surprising. There are other stories on the audiobook too.

What about Sheree Wichard’s performance did you like?

Carries you along nicely with the narrative, and makes you laugh with some of the accents. I enjoyed the French king (who wants to eat clarence) and the wizard elf.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The title is all you need!

Any additional comments?

Enjoyable. And kids will think so too.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Victoria on 09-23-16

Yucky and funny

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'd mainly recommend it to children / their parents. It'd make a good christmas present.

What other book might you compare The Slug That Saved Christmas to, and why?

It's part of the Hairy Tales book series, by the same author. It's more of the same - funny, quirky, yucky stories for kids. Modernised fairy tales.

Have you listened to any of Sheree Wichard’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes, on Hairy Tales. The performer puts a lot of effort into all the quirky nuances of the stories, and all the character voices.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The slimiest Christmas ever.

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