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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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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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awesome

brilliant loved every minute of it I would recommend it to anyone who likes a great story

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fantastic true to life

Would you listen to Private Peaceful again? Why?

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

What was one of the most memorable moments of Private Peaceful?

When the older brother dies leaving the younger brother to look after his wife and child

Which character – as performed by Jamie Glover – was your favourite?

All the characters were read well

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Although the book was purchased for my daughter. I read the book in one day as I felt the need to complete the story

Any additional comments?

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

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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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  • 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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