The Ultimate Christmas Present

  • by Eamonn Allen
  • Narrated by Christy Williamson
  • 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On Christmas Day morning, a nine-year-old boy, Neal, as an act of charity, gives away his most treasured present to an orphaned friend who has not been so lucky. As a reward, and before midnight, Neal is taken by Santa and his five incredibly distinctive reindeer on a magical ride.
Suddenly, their journey goes terribly wrong; they are captured and become imprisoned on the oppressively godless Endland, ruled by the evil dictator King Misery. This is a land where the people are enslaved and exist in a world of misery, dullness, and fear.
Here, the climate has been drastically changed, creating animal and plant extinction because of King Misery's actions, who is also known as the polluter of the planet.
Can Santa, his reindeer, and Neal free the Endlish from this misery and ultimately save us all?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent Family Christmas Story

What made the experience of listening to The Ultimate Christmas Present the most enjoyable?

The story was incredibly adventurous and full of imagination. The narration was very exciting and clear. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book because all the characters were unique and extremely well characterised by the narrator.

What other book might you compare The Ultimate Christmas Present to and why?

Quite similar to Narnia since although this is a really good Christmas story it has an underlying moral of good versus evil plus a battle with a difference.

Have you listened to any of Christy Williamson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but what an excellent narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes at the beginning Neal the young boy gives away his most treasured Christmas present to his orphaned friend who had not been so lucky.

Any additional comments?

A must-have Christmas audio book for all ages to enjoy. Look forward to seeing this on the big screen and listening to this audio book again nearer to Christmas.

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- Loretta Knock

An Amazing Christmas Adventure For All The Family

What did you love best about The Ultimate Christmas Present?

All the different and unique characters.A splendid fantasy story where good defeats evil.This book shows the power of the true spirit of Christmas based on the act of charity from one young boy.

What other book might you compare The Ultimate Christmas Present to and why?

Hard to compare because this book is so unique but I suppose Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol because the Christmas message of charity to all fellow humans is very evident in both these tremendous Christmas stories.

Which character – as performed by Christy Williamson – was your favorite?

Christy Williamson's performance throughout the book was excellent and engaging. Hard to choose but I would say King Misery as she made him sound so scary and evil which he was.

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

Personally yes but if playing this book to a young child I would play 1 chapter at a time during the build up to Christmas.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book to listeners of all ages.A great and memorable listen.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-16-2014
  • Publisher: MR EAMMONN ALLEN