Listen free for 30 days

Lord of the Nutcracker Men

Narrated by: Steven Crossley
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
5 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

10-year-old Johnny's toymaker father has volunteered for service in the British Army of World War I. At first, his spirits are high as he completes basic training, but his tone becomes grim once he reaches the front. To ease his son's worries, Johnny's dad carves him little figurines that reflect his experiences in the war. Comprised of letters from his father, followed by Johhny's feelings, Lord of the Nutcracker Men is a haunting and poignant tale.

Author Iain Lawrence has written numerous books for young adults, including Ghost Boy and The Smugglers.

©2001 Iain Lawrence (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC.

Critic reviews

"A thoughtful and thought-provoking novel." ( Publishers Weekly)

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for K
  • K
  • 11-03-19

Amazing look at WWI

Absolutely loved it. Captivating through entire book. The narrator did an amazing job dramatizing the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful