"The Polar Express" is a 1985 children's book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, this audiobook is read by actor Liam Neeson. As the story starts off, the night of Christmas Eve, a young boy is lying in bed waiting to hear the sound of Santa Claus's sleigh bells. Suddenly, he hears loud rumbling outside on the street as a magical train called The Polar Express pulls up in front of his house. The boy ventures outside and is invited by the train's mysterious conductor to journey to the North Pole. The train is filled with children, all dressed in their pyjamas, who sing Christmas carols, eat candies, and drink hot chocolate as rich as melted chocolate bars and the train rumbles on.