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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Audiobook58 minutes

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Written by Charlie Mackesy

Narrated by Charlie Mackesy

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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About this audiobook

Discover the universal tale 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.


“A surprise bestseller about kindness and vulnerability is bringing people together.” – Washington Post

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole.


“Kind,” said the boy.


 


Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful audiobook, following the tale 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. The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons that have connected with readers of all ages. 


“Charlie Mackesy’s mesmerizing debut combines the simplicity of “The Giving Tree”, magic of “The Velveteen Rabbit” and the curiosity of “Paddington” – Elisabeth Egan, New York Times




LanguageEnglish
PublisherHarperAudio
Release dateNov 12, 2020
ISBN9780063083202
Author

Charlie Mackesy

Charlie Mackesy began sharing conversations between the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse on his social media channels in early 2018. He published The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse in late 2019 and the book has since brought comfort and joy to over seven million readers worldwide. After two years of collaborative work, in 2022, the short film adaptation of the book will be released alongside The Book of the Film. Charlie collaborates with a number of charities, including Comic Relief—he created the iconic “Love Wins” t-shirt—as well as the NHS, Choose Love, WWF and The Samaritans. During the pandemic he donated prints, books, drew on hospital walls, and posted messages of support to NHS workers, which he continues. Charlie began his career as a cartoonist for The Spectator and a book illustrator for Oxford University Press. He spent time in America as a portrait painter and ran art therapy workshops for Alzheimer's sufferers and Holocaust survivors. He lived and painted in South Africa, and collaborated with Nelson Mandela on a lithograph project, "The Unity Series." And worked with Richard Curtis on the set of Love Actually to create a set of drawings to be auctioned for Comic Relief. Away from art, Charlie co-runs a social enterprise, Mama Buci in Zambia. His work features in books, private collections and public spaces, including Highgate Cemetery in London, in hospitals, prisons, churches, and university colleges around the UK, and in women's safe houses around the world.  He lives in Suffolk with his dog Barney.

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    Beautiful and wonderful audiobook! Thoroughly enjoy every bit of it?
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    wondrously magical, sweet & profound. I'll be listening to this over & over
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    The reading was peaceful and entertaining. The book has an essence of imaginative genius.
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    This book was the slice of peace I needed today.
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    Simple and Beautiful. A reminder to be kind to others.


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    This is one of the cutest most heartwarming stories you will ever read. I could not recommend more that you give it a shot
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    I loved every word ?. It has made me happy.
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    This was delightful and just what I needed today. Thank you Charlie for reminding us how far we have come.
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    Seriously the most beautiful book I’ve ever come across! Thank you!
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    LOVED. This is a brilliant and sweet book about friendship and life.
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    Wonderful story! Profound words: Be kind and remember to forgive yourself.
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    I had been waiting for the audiobook, loved it. From the nature sounds to the soft, kind readers voice. This book reminds us of the simple things in life, love, friendship and kindness. Wonderful for kids and adults, I got this book years ago from a friend and still love it.
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    I have read it before but the audiobook was a different experience on the whole new level. I loved everything in it. The best children book i have ever read. I am glad i have finally found a comfort book for the rest of my life and day would come when i will be too old ( 80 or something ?) i will still enjoy reading this book like i did the first time. It is a beauty, a true piece of literature.
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    This is the best children’s book i have ever listened to. Thank you for sharing. As an adult I got so much value out of it.
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    One of the best hours of my life, thank you
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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    I absolutely adores this audiobook. The author did such a great job. I teared up several times while reading. I am now recommending every I know read the book. Thank you. ❤️
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    Love this book so much thank you for taking me into a different world!
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    I absolutely love this audiobook short story! Made me cry tears of joy! You are loved! Literally made for all ages!
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    This is the perfect book to really teach parents and children about life. Beautiful,deep stuff.......
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    This audiobook was literally amazing! Full of life lessons and great imaginative storytelling. Great book to listen to on a quiet afternoon on the weekend while sitting by a warm fireplace or while staring out of a window at night looking at the sprinkle of lights from a busy cityscape. Not that I did either one of those things, but it’s exactly what I pictured doing while listening to it. Great for calming your soul and reviving your spirit.
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    Beautiful! Might sound trivial but we always need to remember ourself. Thank you author.
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    Sweet. Short. Fabulous!! I really enjoyed this listen!!! Highly recommend!
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    Simple! Powerful! Enlightening! I will just leave it to that
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    So calming to listen to, and has a very sweet, kind message throughout. Will listen to it again just for the smooth voice and beautiful music
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    Really good book. Simple but straight forward and true. I recommend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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    ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’.......’Kind. answered the boy.’

    Had me right at that line.

    A quiet, gentle unassuming tale of all that we deeply know, but too soon forget. Truths too simple, that they are overlooked and unspoken.

    While most books can be imbibed at 1.5X speed or even 1.8X, these words deserve to be measured and weighed, the way a child considers choosing their favorite stuffed toy.

    Sure to be revisited every time the fullest measure of life deserves our presence and best version of who we can be. If you have already discovered this tale, welcome it back as an old friend. If you have not yet sat at the edge of it’s pages, do not let another day go by without it’s constant companionship.

    Grateful to share it with you, whether new or renewed. Looking forward to when we can spend sometime doing nothing at all.

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    I loved this so much. Definitely would recommend. Thabks dfor this.
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    My heart is so full and warm after listening to this. What a brilliant audio production. Such strong, important and beautiful messages woven into a story so vivid, calm and so gentle. I loved this so much
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    Exquisite work. Simple but deep, lots of warmth and love. Touches the heart.
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    "I'm grateful to have a glass." Simple read but yet insightful