The Gift

  • by Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by Trevor White
  • 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

If you could wish for one gift this Christmas, what would it be?
Everyday Lou Suffern battled with the clock. He always had two places to be at the same time. He always had two things to do at once. When asleep he dreamed. In between dreams he ran through the events of the day while making plans for the next. When at home with his wife and family, his mind was always someplace else.
On his way into work one early winter morning, Lou meets Gabe, a homeless man sitting outside the office building. Intrigued by him, and on discovering he could also be very useful to have around, Lou gets Gabe a job in the post room.
But soon Lou begins to regret helping Gabe. His very presence unsettles Lou, and how does Gabe appear to be in two places at the same time?
As Christmas draws closer, Lou starts to understand the value of time. He sees what is truly important in life, yet at the same time he learns the harshest lesson of all.
This is a story about people who, not unlike parcels, hide secrets.They cover themselves in layers until the right person unwraps them and discovers what's inside. Sometimes you have to be unravelled in order to find out who you really are. For Lou Suffern that took time.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Really good and enjoyable

I really enjoyed this audiobook, I thought it was well narated and a great story. Cecelia as usual has written another great book and I am a huge fan, her story's never let you down - if you like one you'll like them all.

Very happy with purchase, all I would say is I would love to see the unabridged version available as I would really love to hear that as in a way I feel the abridged version of this audiobook let it down slightly and it would of been nice to hear more of the book. Overall still good though and worth purchasing.
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- Rosie and Duncan

A good book spoilt

On the whole I enjoyed the story, however it was spoilt by the poor narration.
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- kai

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-01-2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited