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  • I Am David

  • By: Anne Holm
  • Narrated by: Struan Rodger
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

David escapes from the concentration camp where he has spent his entire life and flees across Europe. He is utterly alone – who can he trust? What will await him? And all the while, how can he be sure that they won’t catch up with him...David learns that his polite manner, his haunted eyes and his thin features are strange to other people. He must learn to fend for himself in this strange new world. This is The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas meets Jonathan Safran Foer for children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as I remembered

  • By Jenny Clifton on 25-03-15

As good as I remembered

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-15

I read this many times as a child and have just finished listening for the first time as an adult. A brilliant book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Forgotten Soldier

  • He Wasn't a Soldier, He Was Just a Boy
  • By: Charlie Connelly
  • Narrated by: Adrian Palmer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Best-selling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen. But this is not just his story; it is the story of all the young forgotten soldiers who fought and bravely died for their country. The Forgotten Soldier tells the story of Private Edward Connelly, aged 19, killed in the First World War a week before the Armistice and immediately forgotten, even, it seems, by his own family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've had this year

  • By Jenny Clifton on 15-11-14

Best book I've had this year

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-14

Where does The Forgotten Soldier rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top five. It is a really great read and I kept trying to find time to listen to it.

What did you like best about this story?

the combination of first hand accounts and the authors own journey. I know a fair bit about the first world war and this area of Belgium but I learnt so much from the book.

Have you listened to any of Adrian Palmer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

First time I've had him as a reader and I liked it.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending. I won't go into as I don't want to ruin it! Just brilliant.

Any additional comments?

Buy this book! It is so well written and so easy to relate to. Purchasing a printed copy for my mum and for me as well I liked it so much.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful