We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Calling Mrs Christmas Audiobook

Calling Mrs Christmas

Regular Price:$23.98
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Cassie Smith has been out of work for a while but she has an idea. Drawing on her love of Christmas, she begins charging for small things: wrapping presents; writing cards; tree-decorating. She's soon in huge demand and Cassie's business, Calling Mrs Christmas, is born.

Carter Randall wants to make Christmas special for his children, so he enlists Cassie's help, and his lavish requests start taking up all her time. Thank goodness she can rely on her loving partner Jim to handle the rest of her clients.

When millionaire Carter asks Cassie to join his family on a trip to Lapland, she knows she shouldn't go... Suddenly Cassie finds herself facing a heart-breaking choice that could change her entire life.

Join Cassie as she takes you on a romantic and emotional rollercoaster ride in Calling Mrs Christmas.

©2013 Carole Matthews (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"So warm, so festive, I really loved Calling Mrs Christmas" (Jenny Colgan)

"Fabulously enjoyable . . . full of heart and fun" (Milly Johnson)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.7 (3 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.7 (3 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
2.3 (3 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ellen 06/11/2015
    Ellen 06/11/2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Nice story, wrong narrator."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The story was what I wanted- something light, entertaining and Christmassy. I really disliked the narrator- her voice did not match the age or personality of the main character, and the voices she put on for the male characters was just plain odd. Her use of emphasis changed the character of the story. She also read it ridiculously slowly, and ruined the rhythm of the story.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Julia Franklin?

    Imogen Church


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Saffy
    UK
    2/12/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A perfect Christmas listen"

    Yes this is predictable, feel good, easy listening chick lit - but I loved it! I think I knew where the story was heading from the first few chapters but this did not spoil my enjoyment of it. Carole Matthews creates such likeable characters that it's easy to become involved in their lives and the story. Julia Franklin narrates this perfectly, her friendly, empathetic tone is perfect for family dramas. A perfect Christmas listen!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Surbiton, United Kingdom
    29/12/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Carole conjures up Christmas"

    While I'm not the kind of guy that reads much 'chick lit' I could certainly appreciate the plotting of this unashamedly Christmassy read. My favourite sections were set at the Young Offenders unit and that sub-plot.

    Julia Franklin does a great job at narration, although this somehow highlights the amount of repetition in the novel as the heroine umms and ahhhs, or even just re-caps her situation which I found unnecessary.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Miss R M Graston
    7/12/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A story about love family & kindness at Christmas"
    If you could sum up Calling Mrs Christmas in three words, what would they be?

    Festive romantic fun


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a good dose of Christmas. Cassies struggle to get a job will be relatable to many people and the sense of good will and love echoes throughout the book.


    What about Julia Franklin’s performance did you like?

    She has a nice voice an she is good at being the different characters.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Will true love be enough for Mrs Christmas.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book and really recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MRS C HARRISON
    13/01/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic"

    Love this made me smile
    I love christmas stories love audio books
    thanks audio fab

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy Evans
    Sheffield, UK
    24/12/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it"

    I absolutely loved this book. The characters are well developed and very likeable. I love Christmas stories at any time of the year but like most people especially when the season is here. This is an enjoyable read that had me hooked from the beginning. I would love to read more with these characters in especially if it expanded on this and what happened to them after.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B. Mote
    Tonbridge, UK
    2/12/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "well thank god for Jim"
    Would you try another book written by Carole Matthews or narrated by Julia Franklin?

    nope there are so many other great writers out there and this just didn't cut it


    Would you ever listen to anything by Carole Matthews again?

    I doubt it I really thought the idea of the story was great but god - she really made me loathe Mrs Christmas


    What didn’t you like about Julia Franklin’s performance?

    oh - the way she tried to make the men sound - especially mr. rich guy ... argh he was supposed to be so good looking but the voice made me cringe all the time


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Marion Rudd
    Rainham Essex UK
    29/06/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Listening."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was good to listen to, held my attention to the very end, Thoroughly enjoyed it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cassie, she lifted herself out of her bad times.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The whole book.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Calling Mrs Christmas.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to listening to more from this Author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NixW
    8/02/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Carol Matthews does it again!"

    A heartwarming tale read beautifully by Julia Fanklin. Carol again takes you into the lives of the characters as you follow them on their journey of life. Great escapism with a real feel good factor,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.