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The Twelve Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas

By: James Patterson,Tad Safran
Narrated by: Chinua Hawk
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Publisher's Summary

Move over, Dickens—America’s favorite storyteller has written a gift, “a delightful Christmas story to be shared by the whole family” (Kirkus),destined to become as treasured as A Christmas Carol.

At Christmastime, a family of three are missing someone dear to them. Until unexpected guests begin to arrive at their empty house, filling it with Christmas memories in the making. 

Listening to the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is a beloved holiday tradition. 

Now comes a new one: Listening to James Patterson’s instant classic, The Twelve Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas. 

©2022 James Patterson and Tad Safran (P)2022 Little, Brown & Company

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Holiday fun!

What great entertainment! Fun book for the whole family and perfect for the holiday season.

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Great Read

The Twelve Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas was a great read by James Patterson and Tad Safran. Will, Ella and their Father Henry Sullivan, come to an unusual agreement every year at Christmas time. That is that Christmas is a holiday for other people. Then unwanted guests start arriving. The guests keep coming in multiples. They experience twelve messy days but it may just bring Christmas back to their lives. I enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to read more by the authors.

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So Fun

Loved the humor and the narrator was perfect. An fanciful way to experience the 12 days of Christmas.

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Unimaginative

What a disappointment. I’m saddened a previous talented writer sunk this low to ruin his reputation. It was like he was laughing all the way to the bank and the joke is on us, his audience.

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Fun

I loved this story. Life can be messy and sometimes stressful. This story tells how even if you try to escape living life the universe can give you a curve ball.

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Totally different

A new rake on the 12 days of Christmas and the idea of changing one's perspective on life. It was a funny, crazy, and just plain good read. Sit back and enjoy the ride with the family.

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Absolutely horrible reader

The book was predictable, and it’s definitely not a classic. The reader hurt the book especially in the voice of the Dean. I finished it so I could review it. Don’t waste your time or money on this one.

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Too Long, Too Wordy

The story was too long and too wordy. Three separate chapters to get thru day 1 and not too mention how long it took to get to the first day. Definitely wasted money!!

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this book was so disappointing, cant believe James Patterson would put his name on it.
read all his books. sorry i spent money on this.
choppy, stupid story.

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a twist on the 12 days of Christmas

a different turn of the 12 days of Christmas. you have an interesting storyline. You have believable and interesting characters to carry your plot through to the end. Not his best work but it is still worth the time.