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Extended Audio Sample The Christmas Rat (Unabridged), by Avi
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (193 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Avi Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It's the week before Christmas, and Eric is already bored with his vacation. His parents have to work, his friends are out of town, and the city is snowed under. Then he opens his apartment door for an exterminator, and is dragged into the adventure of his life. Anje Gabrail carries a crossbow and lives for his work. When he discovers a rat in the basement of Eric's apartment building, he asks the boy to help him kill it. At first Eric agrees, after all, he doesn't have anything better to do. But as the week progresses, Eric finds himself in a fight to save not only the rat but himself as well.

Avi delivers an unusual story full of the magic of Christmas. Narrator Jeff Woodman's stirring rendition perfectly captures both Eric's confusion and his growing sense of purpose as he confronts an angel in a most unlikely form.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barb Keister | 1/14/2014

    " Not my favorite Avi novel - a bit of a creepy story about a boy and an exterminator's quest to find a rat in the basement of an apartment building. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Michele | 1/14/2014

    " Avi books are sometimes strange. This is one of them. It kept me reading but a very strange Christmas tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bev | 1/12/2014

    " Quirky! I think the only reason I sort of liked it is that it took me by surprise. I was expecting a warm little Christmas story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sara | 12/14/2013

    " I raed this book about three years ago and it made absolutely no sense. I'll have to read it again. "

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About the Author
Author Avi

Avi is the author of more than fifty books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. Along with his two Newbery Honors, he has won many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver.