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Shadow | [Michael Morpurgo]

Shadow

A stunning and moving new novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller - featuring the bravest dog in all the world. When Hero, a bomb-sniffing spaniel, goes missing in the middle of wartorn Afghanistan, his soldier-owner is devastated. Meanwhile, Hero makes friends with a local Afghan boy, and sees a whole other side of the war. As Christmas draws ever closer, the question is - will Hero and his trainer ever be reunited?
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Publisher's Summary

A stunning and moving new novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller - featuring the bravest dog in all the world.

When Hero, a bomb-sniffing spaniel, goes missing in the middle of wartorn Afghanistan, his soldier-owner is devastated. Meanwhile, Hero makes friends with a local Afghan boy, and sees a whole other side of the war. As Christmas draws ever closer, the question is - will Hero and his trainer ever be reunited?

©2010 Michael Morpurgo (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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    Nina Querrien, France 06/07/2011
    Nina Querrien, France 06/07/2011
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    "Not just a great read..."

    ... but a great listen, too.

    Morpurgo has in Shadow, of course, beautifully captured the ugly truth through the relationships he spins, between grandfather and grandson, mother and son, boy and dog. His storytelling is simple, accessible, moving, spellbinding. These are all things we've come to expect from the great man, and are the reasons why I wanted to download this book in the first place.

    What I didn't expect was for the book to be so well... dramatised. I thought the actor's delivery was perfect, especially Afzal's in the role of Aman. His voice was full of the character, without being melodramatic.

    What I mean to say is that the actors did more than just transcribe the story from text to audio, they truly added to Morpurgo's work, and made it even better. I truly recommend this to anyone, not just children. This is a work we can all learn from.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    H. M. Britt Surrey, UK 30/06/2015
    H. M. Britt Surrey, UK 30/06/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent and most enjoyable"

    Brilliantly moving. Very enjoyable for me as an adult reader. Wonderfully written with great sensitivity to difficult subjects. Very insightful.

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    R W Coogee, NSW, Australia. 21/05/2015
    R W Coogee, NSW, Australia. 21/05/2015

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    "Masterful"

    Truly gripping and moving storyline of a young refugee from Afghanistan. Masterfully written from the perspective of 3 different characters.
    Should be on the school curriculum for every young reader, before they sign up to UKIP or BNP.

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    Alison 28/01/2015
    Alison 28/01/2015 Member Since 2013

    Aged 64. I listen because I have dry sore eyes and it brings me so much pleasure. I like historical novels, true life stories.

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    "Shadow by Michael Morpurgo"

    I really enjoyed this short book. It was heart-warming, topical about asylum-seekers, and would appeal to any dog lover.

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    Wiigo Malaysia 17/01/2015
    Wiigo Malaysia 17/01/2015 Member Since 2015

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    I did not like the Arabian accent or the Irish accent but I liked the story line very much l

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