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Private Peaceful

Narrated by: Jamie Glover
Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (185 ratings)
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Summary

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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Brilliant book

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

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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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great from Michael morpurgo

very well spoken and I loved the way every chapter had a sound affect to it

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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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So cool!

So cool!
it was so amazing! you feel like you're really there, watching the characters, feeling what they are feeling.

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private peacful

BEST book ever
Loved this book and will always be my favorite book ever
now!!!!?!!!

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Beautiful story where you grow with the characters

Fantastic narration and very localised. Feeling like you grow up with Tommy. Suspense til the very last moment. Beautiful story and well-deserved.

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • 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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