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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (324 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Valentine Davies Narrator: Full Cast Publisher: NYS Theatre Institute Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN:
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Adapted from the novel by Valentine Davies.

Kris Kringle, forced out of a retirement home for refusing to deny he is Santa Claus, is hired as a seasonal Santa at Macy's in Manhattan. Customers warmly accept him as the very spirit of the season. Susan, the young daughter of Doris Walker, the store's personnel director, likes Kris but does not believe in Santa Claus and tells him that he is merely a Macy's employee. Other children believe that he is the genuine, legendary Real Thing.

When Kris begins recommending that customers shop for the best deal, even if that sends them to competitors, people congratulate the store for its good will and business booms. Mr. Macy is quite happy about that...until some of his employees plot to get rid of him by having him declared insane. Attorney Fred Gailey, Doris' suitor, shows her and Susan the beauty of faith and proves there is a Santa Claus (Kris Kringle) in a court of law.

Audiobook cast principals(in order of appearance):

John Romeo as Kris Kringle
Byron Nilsson as Dr. Pierce
Eric Rose as Jim, the Zookeeper
Elsabeth S. Rogers as Dors
Mary Jane Hansen as Miss Adams
John McGuire as Mr. Shellhammer/Al
Michael Steese as Drunken Santa/Finley
Mort Hess as Mr. Macy
David Bunce as Mr. Sawyer/Lou
Joel Aroeste as Mr. Gimbel/Judge Harper
Marva Ray as Cleo
Timothy Booth as Fred
Alyson Lange as Susan
Meredith Bull as Maryke
Joe Quandt as Mr. Mara
Ron Komora as Charlie Halloran/Dr. Rogers
Will Dedrick as Tommy Mara

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/13/2014

    " I didn't like this book at all. The movie is much better. This reads like a screenplay, without the emotion of the film. Or maybe the emotion was overdone. Eitherway, I didn't read many pages before I put the book down. I thought it was a waste of time. Tawdry. Trite. Stale. Skip it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenna Bonner | 1/30/2014

    " This is a great novella (short novel) for the Christmas season. I've seen the old movie around for years, but had to read the book first. What a treat! The fate of Kris Kringle pulls you in, and the ending is thought provoking and heart warming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/18/2014

    " Four and a half stars. Cute story. It was also a much quicker, easier read than I thought it would be. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rob Smith | 1/1/2014

    " An adaption of the 1947 film that veers away involving the rap on the head of the Macy "psychologist". That is also where this book falls apart. The George Seaton film version makes far more sense that the version given here, which produced hundreds of witnesses that, in reality, would've altered the results. Otherwise the book is rather faithful to the film and is a fun book to read during the holiday season. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 12/30/2013

    " It was just like the movie, which disappointed me a little. I love the movie, but had hoped the book would have more details. It turns out it was written in tandem with the movie by the same man who wrote the screenplay which explains it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 12/19/2013

    " I have never read a book that had a movie made first. Ha Ha Ha! I enjoy this story so it was a quick and easy holiday read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 11/27/2013

    " This really, really put me in good Christmas cheer. I so prefer it to the movie I saw as a child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Qt | 10/27/2013

    " I was sorry I wasn't more into this one; I just wasn't that into the style, which seemed kind of detached. I never really felt involved in the story. The story is nice, though, and I look forward to seeing the movie(s) sometime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 9/6/2013

    " This book will transport you back to life in the 1940's. If you can find the original (or reproduction) hardcover edition - the dust jacket is a visual delight as well. A joy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 8/26/2013

    " Quick read to get you in the holiday spirit "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Channing | 3/29/2013

    " Almost identical to the movie. Kids enjoyed it. Wouldn't say we are literarily uplifted but it was enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 3/25/2013

    " A quick cozy Christmas read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 creativate | 2/27/2013

    " I loved it! But I hated the '80s film version! I want too see the original movie - which inspired the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Mustread | 7/14/2012

    " Marketing at big department stores and the lives of three people are changed by an old man who insists that he is Santa Claus. Grades 3+ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/9/2012

    " This was a quick but lovely holiday read. I am a sucker for stories that promote hope and goodness in a flawed, human world and Davies' tale certainly fit that bill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 3/7/2012

    " Another movie that I didn't know was a book. Cute quick read, but it's okay to just watch the movie--they are virtually the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/7/2012

    " My Christmas reading continues ;-) It wasn't so much fun to read this -- it is just a book written from the movie! Good story. Rather watch the movie again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison Elizabeth | 8/6/2011

    " It is heartwarming, and enough to make you believe in Santa Claus again, at least as the spirit of Christmas. It's a perfect book for the holidays, and the facsimile edition is beautiful. What more could you ask for? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janelle | 1/5/2011

    " Wonderful book. Easy read. I read the week of Christmas. I have seen the movie but never read the book. I would recommend for Christmas time reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 1/2/2011

    " LOVED it! (And loved reading the bio of the author, too)

    Different enough from movie to make interesting, and oh-so-sweet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Elizabeth | 12/20/2010

    " I loved it! But I hated the '80s film version! I want too see the original movie - which inspired the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 9/9/2010

    " Wanted to read something Christmasy. This was a very nice choice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 12/12/2009

    " Of course I'd seen the movie (the original one that is) but had not read the book, as far as I recall. It has an interesting history that is detailed in the foreword by Valentine Davies' widow. One of the great Santa Claus stories of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 12/9/2009

    " It was just like the movie, which disappointed me a little. I love the movie, but had hoped the book would have more details. It turns out it was written in tandem with the movie by the same man who wrote the screenplay which explains it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 6/30/2009

    " Marketing at big department stores and the lives of three people are changed by an old man who insists that he is Santa Claus. Grades 3+ "

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