The Box of Delights

  • by John Masefield
  • Narrated by Richard Mitchley
  • 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The second and best-loved of two classic titles in children's literature. Returning home from school for the Christmas holidays, young Kay Harker meets the mysterious Punch and Judy Man, Cole Hawlings, who asks him to protect a magical box. The box is a means of travelling into the past and Kay’s old adversary, the villainous magician Abner Brown, will stop at nothing to possess it.
With mystery and mayhem all around him, Kay must begin a new and more perilous quest to return the box to its rightful owner.


Audible Editor Reviews

"One of the greatest children’s books ever written" (The Times)


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Customer Reviews

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A magical book superbly performed

What did you love best about The Box of Delights?

The evocation of a magical, snowy Christmas deep in the British countryside where the past and present intermingle over buttered eggs and roaring fires. Funny, charming and utterly original.

Any additional comments?

The author, John Masefield, became Poet Lauriet. As you listen to this, you can see why.

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- Gavin Scott

Christmas time Classic

Haven't heard the story for many years. It was lovely to listen to it again in the evenings leading up to Christmas. Love hearing the old words again like 'Scrobbled'
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-19-2013
  • Publisher: Craftsman Audiobooks