Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during World War I, and captures his memories as he looks back over his life.
Full of stunningly researched detail and engrossing atmosphere, the book leads to a dramatic and moving conclusion. Both a love story and a deeply moving account of the horrors of the First World War, this audiobook will reach everyone from 9 to 90.
©2003 Michael Morpurgo; (P)2003 HarperCollins UK
A very somber and thought-provoking story. Draining at times too as it contains a lot of sadness, unfairness and death with hardly any moments of joy or hope to lift the spirits occasionally. Mr Morpurgo has pitched this perfectly with year 6/7 children in mind - it has a clear message and uncluttered writing style with plenty of interesting themes for discussion. Well narrated by Jamie Glover.
loved it. My grandaughters book for homework. She found it too sad and bloody to read. can't really blame her , made her Nanny cry as well ....
I support women with alcohol problems. I love to learn and I'm married since 1987 with 5 beautiful children.
brilliant loved every minute of it I would recommend it to anyone who likes a great story
A great narrative. Set in the trenches with flashbacks to his youth. It can be slow, but you have a great amount of character development that keeps you hooked. You are heading straight into the battle. Will the long night ever end. As a reader you sure don't want it to be over. It is a great read and brings up loads of questions. Read with someone aged 7 to 16. I loved it.
I have only recently discovered audio books and they have been a wonderful way to relax whilst flying - which I hate. !!
I found this book very moving.The ticking clock in the background gave atmosphere to the story. I have two great uncles who fought in the Great War. They too were young country boys from rural Cornwall and so the story gave me an insight to how they must have been feeling fighting in such horrific circumstances. We can only imagine what it must have been like.
I would like to recommend this story to children and adults alike.
Yes, I would listen to this book again. My daughter requested this book as she had been studying it at school in her English lession and liked the idea of listening to it on her mobile. She thought the book was fascinating story set in war times of two brothers who both fell in love with there childhood friend
When the older brother dies leaving the younger brother to look after his wife and child
All the characters were read well
Although the book was purchased for my daughter. I read the book in one day as I felt the need to complete the story
Nice book to listen to at the start of the book we all sat and listened to it as a family. Myself and my husband listened to the book in one day. My daughter had read it with school but enjoyed listening to it several times over are summer holiday. Ideal for anyone over the age of 8 years
Say something about yourself!
Yes . it is great
Shadow because bit of them are both sad
When charlie got killed
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