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Extended Audio Sample The Shoe Box: A Christmas Story (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Francine Rivers
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (746 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Francine Rivers Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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This Christmas novella tells the unforgettable story of little Timmy, a foster child with a very special and mysterious shoe box. Designed for gift-giving, this heartwarming book features new illustrations, updated content - including Francine Rivers' favorite holiday recipes and Christmas traditions - and the complete Christmas story from the New Living Translation.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 2/20/2014

    " Short and sweet. Just a feel good story about a child's faith. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/12/2014

    " I wouldn't say this was "good", but it definitely had a message. I would also say this is more for children. She is one of my favorite authors, but this is far from being her best. Again, it's more of a short message rather than a story/actual book. I think I finished within a hour while standing in a line. However, it is the second mention of a box (Redeeming Love was the first for me) that I am looking forward to starting my very own box. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessie | 1/5/2014

    " I really liked this Christmas story. It inspires you to look at what gifts we can give to our Savior. What "things" are most important to us and are we willing to give them away? It is a children's story with a great message. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 12/27/2013

    " This was a nice book. It was not excellent or terrible, just average. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine B. | 12/25/2013

    " everybody has to read this with a cup of hot chocolate at Christmas! Wonderful read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 12/22/2013

    " A little story. Sweet. "

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

    " A short little story that packs a big punch! Reminds us all to have the faith of a child. I truly enjoyed the ending and thought it was a perfect way to finish the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilee | 12/13/2013

    " Again, I love this author. I just read this to the kids and we all enjoyed the story. I enjoyed it to tears. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M. | 12/10/2013

    " inspiring, quite liked this quick thought provoking little book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/9/2013

    " This really should be a one star book based on the writing and the quality of the story. I just hate to give one star to a book that is coming from a good place. Unfortunately it really is very poorly executed. I guess I'm compromising by giving a 2 star rating and a 1 star review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 11/9/2013

    " Downloaded thinking this was a novel, but it is actually a short story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 9/11/2013

    " Get the hanky ready. It took about 20 min to read. Very sweet story. I liked that the author has peppered the book with short little Christmas remembrances, from favorite recipes to favorite music and traditions. Nice read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria Connor | 6/8/2013

    " This is a sweet little story about giving our best gifts to Christ. I am planning to read it to Avery & Ella. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Twins | 6/4/2013

    " Nice little book with beautiful illustrations and receipes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie Biles | 5/7/2013

    " A simple, sweet Christmas novella. I typically love Rivers's work: this is far from her best. This seems targeted for the young reader and would make an excellent read-aloud for a family during the Advent season. "

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

    " Short and sweet kind of Christmas story:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 1/7/2013

    " Public library book. Short, sweet, includes family recipes. Took less than an hour to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 9/26/2012

    " About a young boy.....wow......is a great bedtime read to your little son or daughter "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 9/22/2012

    " This was a great short read. It would be a wonderful book to read to your children. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deana Pittman | 9/5/2012

    " I normally love anything by Francine Rivers...I just really thought this was too short to be a GOOD story. It had a great message and a good plot, just not developed enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 8/29/2012

    " This is a short story about a boy and his shoe box. It is interspersed with the author's memories of Christmas's past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimmie | 6/18/2012

    " Tears, tears, tears for a wonderful Christmas story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 6/13/2012

    " this is a quick, sweet story. but the message is clear and tender-hearted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 4/15/2012

    " A sweet Christmas Short Story that will become my annual holiday read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kameron | 3/23/2012

    " Simplistic and predictable, but sweet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/19/2012

    " This was a quick 40 min CD. It has a great moral. I was most intriguid with the authors "God Box." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cortney | 1/6/2012

    " This is a quick read, cute book by an Author that I really enjoy reading her books. This would be a nice story to read to a child. It is a super quick read and the Author shares holiday recipes throughout. I read the whole book this morning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 12/21/2011

    " This is a very short, quick read. It shares a lovely Christmas tale and how a boy with nothing, shares the things he treasures with Jesus. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Margaret Boehm | 11/6/2011

    " I really can't believe Francine Rivers wrote this book. To me it was one of the worst written novels I've read in a long time. Definetly not her best work. "

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About the Author
Author Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers published a number of novels in the general romance market until 1993, when she released her first book in the Christian book market. The Mark of the Lion series has sold half a million copies, and her total book sales are over one million. Since then all of her books including her newest series, Lineage of Grace, have all been bestsellers. She has won numerous awards and was named to the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame in 1997. She and her husband Rick live in Northern California.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received thirty Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.