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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 HarperCollins UK; 2003 Michael Morpurgo

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really good.

if your looking for a war book with lots of detail and that's easy to understand then this is the book, I am 13 and never liked reading until I found this book and decided to give it ago! one of my favourite authors I do recommend.

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What a story

Beautifully told story. I got it because my daughter is doing it for English at school and thought it would nice to read it so as to help her with any assignments and discuss it with her. I didn't expect to love it so much. So moving. Highly recommend.

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Poignant story beautifully told

I’m interested in all things First World War and this story didn’t disappoint. I’m not a young reader (66 years young) but would highly recommend this to all.

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Brilliant book

A really good book, you get a sense of being there and understand how people were treated.

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Beautiful story

Listen to this book twice as it sent me back to a time I would have never known. I really enjoyed the story from beginning to end. Would definitely reccomend.

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Very beautiful but soo sad a book.

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 ....

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beautifully written and hauntingly sad

a sensitive and thoughtful imagining of one family before and during the war. despite the tears when listening I could stop.

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Poignant reminder.

Great introduction to the realities of war for 8+ children. I would highly recommend this audiobook.

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stunning butiful and truly amazing

all amazing moving and the best thing I've ever heard I love all of it

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Very thought-provoking

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.

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  • 08-04-18

Third time reading - kills “me” everytime’

This may have been a book written for children but it SO powerful. In my top ten all time books. How many times do you need to ask - eas that right or wrong? So much debatable injustice. This book, in my opinion, is quite simply a work of art.

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  • 21-12-20

A sad but beautifully told story

Just like all his books... Beautiful story although sad. It weaves it's way to your heart!

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  • Jonalyn Irvine
  • 27-11-16

Love tue book

Great book one of my favorites. A must read! 10/10 ABSOLUTLY LOVE THIS BOOK !!!

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