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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

By: Charlie Mackesy
Narrated by: Charlie Mackesy
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Publisher's Summary

Narrated by Charlie Mackesy.

Brought to you by Penguin.

With music by Max Richter and Isobel Waller-Bridge.

Discover the universal tale of four unlikely friends that has captured the hearts of readers of all ages, now available in audio.

Adapted into a BAFTA and Academy Award-winning animated short film.

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 and illustrations have brought comfort to many and have been shared online by readers 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 readers 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.

©2020 Charlie Mackesy (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Charlie Mackesy's mesmerising debut combines the simplicity of The Giving Tree, magic of The Velveteen Rabbit and the curiosity of Paddington." (Elisabeth Egan, New York Times)

"This is one of my favourite books." (Dr Rangan Chatterjee)  

"Gorgeous." (Chris Evans)

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Simply beautiful

Truly beautiful book and meaningful journey of trust ,friendships and hope , and Charlie you’re voice is so lovely with the beautiful calming music and animal , nature sounds I found this joyful to listen too

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Delightful

Such a precious story of the four friends (boy, mole, fox and horse). Gentle, without rush, the story goes. The sound of narrator/authors voice is soothing for the soul. I want to go buy the books and share it with everyone. So good ❤️

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Absolutely beautiful

It is an absolute stunning piece of work with so many, sincere life lessons to be learnt. Every human, no matter what age can learn something beautiful from this book. My heart is full of love for this book. Thank you Charlie.

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Brilliant Writing

I was crying throughout listening to the book. The way the music, naration and elemental sounds were all put together is brilliant.
The book is full of widsom and as the Author says, the book is literally for anyone, any age.

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Short and sweet, meaningful and deep

Short and simple as times, yet deep and thought provoking in a cute and gentle way. Narration, sounds and music are present in a very harmonious way, which makes it much more enjoyable. Left me wanting to go and get the book to look at the illustrations.

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A must for everyone

This, I believe, is the most important book you will ever read for your resilience snd your compassionate place in the world

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amazing story

the way its read and the words captivated me. nice reminder of what's important. keep it handy for when you need a lift.

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Amazing

My 10 yr old son and I listened to this book together and we were both blown away. It is beautiful and peaceful and good. Forever grateful.

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Beautiful


What a lovey imaginative story. I listened with my eyes closed and could see the four of them in their adventure. I will treasure this book and share as much as I can.
Thank you Charlie Mackesy

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Beautiful!

Such a beautiful story and one for every age. loved Charlie Mackesy's voice it suited the story perfectly.

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