The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus

The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus

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By (author) Tim Slover, Narrator William Dufris

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 163mm x 28mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 2 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1400118654
  • ISBN 13: 9781400118656
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 412,946

Product description

In his debut novel, Tim Slover offers the real story behind Santa Claus, separating fact from legend and revealing the truth behind many long-held secrets: Why did Santa start making toys for children? Does he really climb down the chimney? How did he and Mrs. Claus meet? And most important, how is he able to deliver gifts to children all over the world in one night? This is a book that will be enjoyed year after year, sure to charm listeners of all ages and anyone who wants to celebrate the spirit of the season.

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Author information

Tim Slover is a writer and a professor of theater at the University of Utah. His plays have been produced off-Broadway and in theaters throughout the United States and in London. William Dufris has been nominated nine times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award and has garnered tweny-one Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine, which also named him one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century.

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By Tarissa 12 Oct 2014 3

"The Christmas Chronicles" is the story of Santa Claus... and how he came to actually be Santa Claus. It's told in the most magical of ways, which really draws the reader in. I have to say, I did quite enjoy the first part of the book. It flew by! But, I think, when it got closer to the end, there were a couple things that left me unsettled. One was the untimely death of a dear character! Alas, I won't mourn over that. The thing that really had me scratching my head was that Klaus's enemy "Rolf Eckhof" later becomes a "demon", and is referred to as such many times. I didn't quite understand why such an ugly word had to be used in such a whimsical book. This is what degraded the entire story, in my opinion.

On the whole, however, I did rather enjoy this imaginary read. Fun prevailed as I read chapter after chapter. If you enjoy a good Santa book, you'd probably like this one.

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"Slover's charming novella puts an adventurous spin on the Santa Claus tale." ---Library Journal