Allen Appel's first audiobook, The Christmas Chicken, is available for download at Audible.com.
Victorian England. Christmas eve. Young Jack, a blind boy of ten years, sits alone by the hearth, making a Christmas wish: Jack would like a dog to keep him company. Suddenly Jack hears a frantic scrambling in the chimney and something plops into the room. Jack is overjoyed! Santa has brought him a dog! Except it's actually a chicken, but don't tell Jack. He's never seen a dog or a chicken, because he's never seen anything. Jack names his pet King and over the next several days the two of them have some wonderful adventures. This is a story to warm even the stoniest of hearts. Kids love it and adults find it very funny. Read it aloud to someone you love.