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  • "The Little Prince UNABRIDGED"

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    Everyone should read this book, it reminds you about your inner child, about the simple things in life, the things we see everyday but do not notice, about life and death.

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    The Little Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    (46)
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    (18)
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    (17)

    A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

    Rebecca says: "Every Adult should listen to this book"
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  • War Horse

    "Touching and engaging"

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    I have put off watching the film or reading the book as I was worried I would find it too upsetting (childhood experiences of Black Beauty!!). Finally plucked up the courage to download this version and found the story to be touching without being maudling and is narrated perfectly.

Marie

Marie Birmingham, United Kingdom 05/02/2012 Member Since 2011
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  • "War Horse"

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    This book stopped me going to sleep, normally I listen to a couple of chapters then I am ready for sleep. It is a story told from the horses perspective and his friendship with the people he meets along his way. It wasnt mushy but it did make me cry a little, a story that just leads you on and on. A bit like a lovely walk where you want to see the view over the hill and it takes you on for miles. Brilliant, thank you Michael Morpurgo for writing a very special book.

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    War Horse

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
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    (87)
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    (31)
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    At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to the trenches to find him and bring him home.

    Diane says: "War Horse"

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  • 4.9 (15 ratings)
    Billy Bunter's Banknote (






ABRIDGED) by Frank Richards Narrated by Martin Jarvis

    Billy Bunter's Banknote

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Frank Richards
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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    Another brand new Bunter romp from the master storyteller, the man who put Just William back on the map again, Martin Jarvis. Money goes missing from the Head's drawer and the hunt is on for the money and the thief. Great fun!

    John says: "Billy Bunter's Banknote"
  • 4.5 (87 ratings)
    War Horse (






ABRIDGED) by Michael Morpurgo Narrated by Dan Stevens

    War Horse

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
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    At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to the trenches to find him and bring him home.

    Diane says: "War Horse"
  • 4.4 (75 ratings)
    War Horse (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Morpurgo Narrated by John Keating

    War Horse

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    • By Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated By John Keating
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    In 1914, a beautiful foal with a distinctive cross on his nose is sold to the Army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western front. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

    Amanda says: "Captivating read for all ages"
  • 4.5 (53 ratings)
    The Red Necklace: The French Revolution, Book 1 (






ABRIDGED) by Sally Gardner Narrated by Tom Hiddleston

    The Red Necklace: The French Revolution, Book 1

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    • By Sally Gardner
    • Narrated By Tom Hiddleston
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    France 1789: a time of terror; a charismatic boy, Yann, who must find out who he is; the daring rescue of Sido, an aristocrat's daughter: these are the elements in this tremendous adventure by a consummate storyteller, a marvellous tale of the first days of the French Revolution.

    Nicola says: "Step into history..."
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  • 4.3 (46 ratings)
    The Little Prince (






UNABRIDGED) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Narrated by Humphrey Bower

    The Little Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    (46)
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    (18)
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    (17)

    A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

    Rebecca says: "Every Adult should listen to this book"
  • 4.3 (36 ratings)
    Changeling: Order of Darkness, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Philippa Gregory Narrated by Charlie Cox

    Changeling: Order of Darkness, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Charlie Cox
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    The year is 1492. Sixteen-year-old Titus Devere is thrown out of his religious order after proving that a divine revelation (blood streaming from a religious icon) was a fake, using his knowledge of Moorish science. He is brilliant and gorgeous but, cast as a heretic, he is sent to the Vatican in Rome where he expects to be punished or executed. Instead he is recruited into a secret order investigating strange occurrences across Europe. Known as The Order of the Dragon, it is headed up by a mysterious man with a tattoo of a coiled dragon on his arm.

    Diane says: "Changeling: Order of Darkness, Book 1"
  • 4.6 (27 ratings)
    King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (






UNABRIDGED) by Benedict Flynn Narrated by Sean Bean

    King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Benedict Flynn
    • Narrated By Sean Bean
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    These stories are about how, many years ago, Arthur the once and future King of England, set out to save his country from the troubles that plagued it, aided by the brave knights of the Round Table, and the most famous sword in the world, Excalibur. How Merlin the Wizard fought against the wicked Morgana le Fay's enchantments, and how Arthur loved and lost the beautiful Guinevere, his Queen.

    Ben says: "BRILLIANT!"
  • 4.5 (24 ratings)
    Anne of Green Gables (






UNABRIDGED) by L. M. Montgomery Narrated by Kate Burton

    Anne of Green Gables

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By L. M. Montgomery
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
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    When the Cathberts adopt an orphan, they aren't prepared for Anne Shirley. But the spunky heroine wins everyone's heart and finds herself a true home at last.

    Ruth says: "Enchanting"
  • The Secret Garden (






UNABRIDGED) by Frances Hodgson Burnett Narrated by Johanna Ward

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (24)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Mary Lennox, a spoiled, ill-tempered, and unhealthy child, comes to live with her reclusive uncle in Misselthwaite Manor after the death of her parents. With the help of a robin, Mary finds the door to a secret garden, neglected and hidden for years. When she decides to restore the garden in secret, the story becomes a charming journey into the places of the heart, where faith restores health, flowers refresh the spirit, and the magic of the garden brings happiness to Mary.

    SarahLJ says: "Loved it"
  • Treasure Island (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert L Stevenson Narrated by David Buck

    Treasure Island

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert L Stevenson
    • Narrated By David Buck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (30)
    Performance
    (16)
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    (16)

    With buried treasure, treacherous buccaneers, a young hero, and Long John Silver, the one-legged villain, Treasure Island remains one of the most popular of pirate adventures.

    Amazon Customer says: "Argh, Jim M'lad"
  • I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust (






UNABRIDGED) by Livia Bitton-Jackson Narrated by Christine Williams

    I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Livia Bitton-Jackson
    • Narrated By Christine Williams
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    (3)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    Imagine being a 13-year-old girl in love with boys, school, family - life itself. Then suddenly, in a matter of hours, your life is shattered by the arrival of a foreign army. This is the memoir of Elli Friedmann, who was 13 years old in March 1944, when the Nazis invaded Hungary. It describes her descent into the hell of Auschwitz, a concentration camp where, because of her golden braids, she was selected for work instead of extermination. In intimate, excruciating details she recounts what it was like.

  • The Secret Garden (






UNABRIDGED) by Frances Hodgson Burnett Narrated by Vanessa Maroney

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Vanessa Maroney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (11)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    This is the story of Mary and her friends and a garden which had been locked away for 10 years.

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  • The Little Prince (






UNABRIDGED) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Narrated by Humphrey Bower

    The Little Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

    Rebecca says: "Every Adult should listen to this book"
  • Fever 1793 (






UNABRIDGED) by Laurie Halse Anderson Narrated by Emily Bergl

    Fever 1793

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated By Emily Bergl
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.

  • War Horse (






ABRIDGED) by Michael Morpurgo Narrated by Dan Stevens

    War Horse

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to the trenches to find him and bring him home.

    Diane says: "War Horse"
  • The Red Necklace: The French Revolution, Book 1 (






ABRIDGED) by Sally Gardner Narrated by Tom Hiddleston

    The Red Necklace: The French Revolution, Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sally Gardner
    • Narrated By Tom Hiddleston
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (28)

    France 1789: a time of terror; a charismatic boy, Yann, who must find out who he is; the daring rescue of Sido, an aristocrat's daughter: these are the elements in this tremendous adventure by a consummate storyteller, a marvellous tale of the first days of the French Revolution.

    Nicola says: "Step into history..."
  •  
  • Our Island Story (Complete) (






UNABRIDGED) by H. E. Marshall Narrated by Daniel Philpott, Anna Bentinck

    Our Island Story (Complete)

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By H. E. Marshall
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott, Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    H. E. Marshall's classic children's chronicle of Britain, Our Island Story, includes all the best-loved (and most infamous!) stories from history: King Alfred and the cakes, King John and the Magna Carta, Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada, and many others. This recording contains the complete and unabridged text, released previously in separate volumes. It is read with aplomb by Anna Bentinck and Daniel Philpott.

    Michael says: "Good but it is for kids"
  • The Swiss Family Robinson (






UNABRIDGED) by Johann David Wyss Narrated by Frederick Davidson

    The Swiss Family Robinson

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Johann David Wyss
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    "For many days we had been tempest-tossed...the raging storm increased in fury until on the seventh day all hope was lost." So begins this delightful adventure story. The Robinson family, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and four sons, will emerge alive from this terrible storm, bringing to land two dogs and a shipload of livestock: hens, pigeons, and geese.

    Love to read says: "Dated Rubbish"
  • Treasure Island (Dramatised) (






ABRIDGED) by Robert Louis Stevenson Narrated by Dramatisation

    Treasure Island (Dramatised)

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Dramatisation
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    No one can fail to be captivated by the swashbuckling piracy of Treasure Island. Having outwitted a band of pirates to obtain a map disclosing the whereabouts of Captain Flint's treasure, Young Jim sets sail for Treasure Island. But the crew of the Hispaniola are not what they seem. Revealing themselves as another gang of cut throats, led by the villainous Long John Silver, they are hell-bent on seizing both the ship and the treasure. Will they succeed?

  • The Railway Children (






UNABRIDGED) by Edith Nesbit Narrated by Johanna Ward

    The Railway Children

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis were quite happy living in their ordinary red-brick house located in the suburbs. But when their father was called away, the children and their mother were compelled to move to a dark, shabby cottage in the country, and their lives changed more then they ever could have imagined. At first the country seemed lonely and dull. Then one afternoon, a walk led them to a railway tunnel. There they met Perks, the porter, made friends with the kind Station Master, and waved to the Green Dragon train.

    Julia says: "Great listen"
  • Color Song (






UNABRIDGED) by Victoria Strauss Narrated by Justine Eyre

    Color Song

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Victoria Strauss
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
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    By the author of the acclaimed Passion Blue, a Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2012 and "a rare, rewarding, sumptuous exploration of artistic passion," comes a fascinating companion novel.

    Artistically brilliant, Giulia is blessed-or cursed-with a spirit's gift: she can hear the mysterious singing of the colors as she creates them in the convent workshop of Maestra Humilitá. It's here that Giulia, forced into the convent against her will, has found unexpected happiness and rekindled her passion to become a painter-an impossible dream for any woman in 15th century Italy.

    But when a dying Humilitá bequeaths Giulia her most prized possession-the secret formula for the luminously beautiful paint called Passion blue-Giulia realizes she's in danger from those who have long coveted the famous color. Faced with the prospect of a life in the convent barred from painting as punishment for keeping Humilitá's secret, Giulia is struck by a desperate idea: What if she disguises herself as a boy? Could she make her way to Venice and find work as an artist's apprentice?

    Along with the truth of who she is, Giulia carries more dangerous secrets: the exquisite voices of her paint colors and the formula for Humilitá's Passion blue. And Venice, she discovers, with its gilded palazzos and masked balls, has secrets of its own. Trapped in her false identity in this dream-like place where reality and reflection are easily confused, and where art and ambition, love and deception hover like dense fog, can Giulia find her way?

    This stunning, compelling novel explores timeless themes of love and illusion, gender and identity as it asks the question: what does it mean to risk everything to pursue your passion?

  • The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis (






UNABRIDGED) by Elle Thornton Narrated by Lindsey Gast

    The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Elle Thornton
    • Narrated By Lindsey Gast
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    Nearly everything important in 12-year-old Gabriella's life that summer of 1957 can be traced to the river. Without friends, her mother mysteriously absent, and her father, the general, treating her as if she doesn't exist, Gabriella turns to the river beside the Marine base where she lives in North Carolina. She's determined to learn to swim so she can make the general proud by showing him she's good at something.

  • Hunt for the Bamboo Rat: Prisoners of the Empire (






UNABRIDGED) by Graham Salisbury Narrated by Greg Watanabe

    Hunt for the Bamboo Rat: Prisoners of the Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Graham Salisbury
    • Narrated By Greg Watanabe
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    Zenji Wgraduates from high school in Hawaii and is recruited into the army as a translator because he speaks perfect Japanese. He is sent to Manila undercover as a civilian to gather information on the Japanese in the Philippines. If they discover his identity, he'll be executed as a traitor. When captured, he maintains that he is an American civilian despite unthinkable torture. He also survives being lost in the jungle for months.

  • Hider, Seeker, Secret Keeper (






UNABRIDGED) by Elizabeth Kiem Narrated by Andi Arndt

    Hider, Seeker, Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Kiem
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Lana Dukovskaya has spent her life in her mother Marina's shadow, and nowhere more so than at Russia's world-famous Bolshoi, where Marina danced years ago. But when Daniela, Lana's friend and chief rival, is brutally attacked on the eve of a New York tour, Lana is given her coveted solo - an unlikely stroke of luck that makes Lana the chief suspect in the attack. Once in New York, Lana meets Georgi Levshik, a powerful Russian émigré who claims to know the truth about Marina's past.

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  • Neonazis & Euromaidan: From Democracy to Dictatorship (






UNABRIDGED) by Stanislav Byshok Narrated by Jack Chekijian

    Neonazis & Euromaidan: From Democracy to Dictatorship

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stanislav Byshok
    • Narrated By Jack Chekijian
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    The audiobook describes the development of Ukraine's nationalist groups since 1991 until present day. It focuses on the history of the parliamentary right-wing radical Svoboda party and the nonparliamentary Right Sector movement. The authors study the ideology, psychology, and methods of political struggle of these structures. The experts seek to answer the question: How did the radical neo-Nazi groups manage to become the key driving force behind the Ukrainian revolution?

  • Valentine Joe (






UNABRIDGED) by Rebecca Stevens Narrated by Rebecca Stevens

    Valentine Joe

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Rebecca Stevens
    • Narrated By Rebecca Stevens
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    Rose's granddad takes her on a trip to Ypres, Belgium, to visit the graves of those who died in the Great War. It's the day before Valentine's, but Rose can sense the old city beneath the new. And it seems that it can sense her, too. When she goes up to her room that night, she hears the sound of marching feet and glimpses from her window a young soldier on his way to the front line.

  • When the Guns Fall Silent (






UNABRIDGED) by James Riordan Narrated by James Price

    When the Guns Fall Silent

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James Riordan
    • Narrated By James Price
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    Jack, standing among the war graves, sees a face he recognises. Suddenly, it's 1914 again and he's a young lad back in the trenches. Visions of killing and misery come to him with horrible clarity. But then Jack remembers, too, the incredible moment when the guns fell silent for a short time, and fighting gave way to football on the frozen ground of No-Man's-Land. This amazing story shows that even in times of conflict and extreme sadness, there is always hope.