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Discover the universal tale of four unlikely friends that has captured the hearts of listeners of all ages, now available in audio.
Experience the world of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love.
Charlie’s words have brought comfort to many and have been shared online by those around the world, as well as on t-shirts for Comic Relief, on magazine covers, on street lampposts in lockdown, in school classrooms, local cafés and hospital ward walls. They’ve even been used as screensavers for NHS hospital computers in difficult times.
The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons that have connected with listeners of all ages.
Enjoy the journey of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse brought to life in audio by its author and illustrator Charlie Mackesy, with a beautiful music score and the real wildlife sounds of rural England.
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, features an exclusive introduction by Charlie on why he decided to turn his words and drawings into audio, as well as music by Max Richter and a bespoke composition for the Fox written by Isobel Waller-Bridge
©2020 Charlie Mackesy (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Hot Brands Cool Places Review
It is almost impossible to quantify the impact that The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, by Charlie Mackesy has had during 2020. We absolutely loved the book when it first arrived on our desks at the end of 2019. It became our Book of the Month, Book of the Year and recently we described it as our Book of the Decade. The beautiful book together with Charlie’s Instagram posts have bought so much comfort, hope and inspiration to so many people.
When we heard about the audio book we wondered how it would translate from an illustrated book to audio. However, Charlie has triumphed again, the audio version is exquisite, in his introduction Charlie explains how he hopes that it will be relevant to ‘Every one whether you are eighty, or eight,’ and it really is.
The production is magical, starting and closing with the most beautiful wildlife sounds, and including uplifting passages of music, Charlie’s voice is soothing and he has achieved the most natural way of translating his evocative drawings into a wonderful narrative.
Uplifting, inspiring, and absolutely beautiful, a perfect gift for anyone. Very Highly Recommended!