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    • War Horse

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Luke Treadaway
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Michael Morpurgo’s classic tale, capturing the power of the human spirit. First published back in 1982, ‘War Horse’ has taken the world by storm. The book was adapted to the stage and was performed at the National Theatre and on Broadway. This full and unabridged edition is beautifully performed here by the National Theatre’s first Albert, OIivier-award-winner Luke Treadaway. At the outbreak of World War 1, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Mary Boswell on 07-09-17

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Running Wild

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Michael Morpurgo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 60

    For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday. It's an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them - things like the death of Will's father. And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed. But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, shying away from the sea. And that's when the tsunami comes crashing in, and Oona begins to run. Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Catherine on 27-04-11

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Flamingo Boy

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: George Blagden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    A stunning new classic from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo in the vein of Private Peaceful and The Butterfly Lion. This is a landmark new novel from the nation's favourite storyteller, set in the unique landscape of the Camargue in the South of France during WW2. There, a young autistic boy lives on his parents' farm among the salt flats and the flamingos that live there. There are lots of things he doesn't understand, but he does know how to heal animals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing book ☺☺

    • By Anonymous User on 20-05-18

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Kensuke’s Kingdom

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 161

    When Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parents’ yacht, he struggles to survive on his own. He can’t find food and he can’t find water, and as Michael and his dog curl up to sleep, he knows they cannot last long. But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By vin on 09-06-13

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Private Peaceful

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant reminder.

    • By Barry&Vic Cusack on 29-04-18

    Regular price: £9.79

    • Shadow

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Abdullah Afzal, Mike Rogers
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    A stunning and moving new novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite storyteller – featuring the bravest dog in all the world. When Hero, a bomb-sniffing spaniel, goes missing in the middle of wartorn Afghanistan, his soldier-owner is devastated. Meanwhile, Hero makes friends with a local Afghan boy, and sees a whole other side of the war. As Christmas draws ever closer, the question is – will Hero and his trainer ever be reunited?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just a great read...

    • By Nina on 06-07-11

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Listen to the Moon

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady, Laurence Bouvard
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    A stunning new emotional tour-de-force from the author of Shadow, Born to Run and War Horse. May, 1915. Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies - injured, thirsty, lost… and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy. Where has she come from? Is she a mermaid, the victim of a German U-boat, or even - as some islanders suggest - a German spy?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet and compelling

    • By E on 30-07-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Butterfly Lion

    • By: Michael Morpurgo, Christian Birmingham - illustrator
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. Bertie rescues an orphaned lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic book

    • By Dylan on 29-11-16

    Regular price: £5.99

    • War Horse

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to the trenches to find him and bring him home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • War Horse

    • By Diane on 01-08-12

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Alone on a Wide Wide Sea

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 54

    There were dozens of us on the ship, all ages, boys and girls, and we were all up on deck for the leaving of Liverpool, gulls wheeling and crying over our heads, calling good-bye, I thought they were waving good-bye. None of us spoke. It was a grey day with drizzle in the air, the great sad cranes bowing to the ship from the docks as we steamed past. That is all I remember of England…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Poor Wee Boy...

    • By Jinty on 20-01-17

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Michael Morpurgo
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    It's 1943 and Lily Tregenza lives on a farm in the idyllic seaside village of Slapton. Apart from her father being away, and the "townie" evacuees at school, her life is scarcely touched by the war. Until one day, when Lily and her family, along with 3,000 other villagers, are told to move out of their homes: lock, stock, and barrel. Soon, the whole area is out of bounds, as the Allied forces practise their landings for D-day, preparing to invade France. But Tips, Lily's adored cat, has other ideas; barbed wire and keep-out signs mean nothing to her, nor does the danger of guns and bombs. Frantic to find her, Lily makes friends with two young American soldiers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Amazing Story Of Adolfas Tibs.

    • By C on 13-02-16

    Regular price: £8.99

    • Mr Skip

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Harwood
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    I’ll put you together again. And Mum and me, we’ll look after you alright?!?Jackie wants a horse of her own, one that’ll be the fastest on the estate, the fastest in all of Ireland and the fastest in all the world. Mum wants to a little cottage in the country for her and Jackie to live in. What they get is a garden gnome that Jackie finds in a rubbish skip; one she lovingly repairs and paints; a gnome she calls Mister Skip. And Jackie soon discovers that with Mister Skip, anything is possible!A fairy-tale for today from a master storyteller.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Would happily listen to it again

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-04-18

    Regular price: £1.99

    • An Elephant in the Garden

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Fiona Clarke
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    It’s 1944. Elizabeth's father is fighting with the German army on the eastern front. Her mother works at Dresden zoo, where her favourite animal is a young elephant named Marlene. When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok when the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves Marlene into the back garden to save her… and then the bombs start to fall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwarming

    • By CMoon on 25-12-12

    Regular price: £7.99

    • War Horse

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The story of a farm horse sold from Devon into the mire, wire and machine guns of the Great War of 1914-1918 brings together a stellar cast, including Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn and Bob Hoskins, with music and songs from some of the UK's finest folk musicians. This drama was directed by John Tams, who was nominated for an Olivier Award for his work on the phenomenally successful War Horse stage epic at the National Theatre ['the theatrical event of the decade' ( Times)] and which also inspired the Steven Spielberg film.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing book everything about it was amazing

    • By Owen ibberson on 20-08-17

    Regular price: £7.99

    • I Believe in Unicorns

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Michael Morpurgo
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Eight-year-old Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. Forced to visit the library, he stops to listen to the magical tales that the Unicorn Lady spins – tales that draw him in, making themselves part of him and changing the course of his life for ever ... making him believe in unicorns. Set against the backdrop of war-torn Europe, I Believe in Unicorns explores the power of stories to transform lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By owens94 on 15-04-16

    Regular price: £17.49

    • Kaspar

    • Prince of Cats
    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Paul Chequer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    A heart-warming novel about Kaspar the Savoy cat, from the award-winning author of Born to Run and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. Everything changes with a cat like Kaspar around. After all, he's Prince Kaspar Kandinsky, Prince of Cats, a Muscovite, a Londoner and a New Yorker, and as far as anyone knows, the only cat to survive the sinking of the Titanic….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amaze balls

    • By Anji on 11-01-15

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Wreck of the Zanzibar

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Harry Man
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Laura Perryman's family has always lived on Bryher. She lives with her twin brother, Billy, and her mother and father and her Granny May. Bryher is one of the Isles of Scilly. It's a very tiny island, and it is very hard work trying to scratch a living there. The sea feeds the people of Bryher. Billy, fourteen years old and bored with the unending milking routine, is feeling the strain. So, when the General Lee, bound for New York, calls at St. Mary's for repairs to the mizzen mast Billy secures his passage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great way to spend a journey

    • By Mrs P J Marin on 14-07-17

    Regular price: £1.99

    • Outlaw

    • The Story of Robin Hood
    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Joe Bor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Homeless and lost in a dark, strange forest, young Robin is rescued by a motley crew of misfits. He yearns to avenge his father and seek justice against cruel oppressors, to finally defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham, once and for all. And through his friends, Robin Hood finds the courage to become a legendary hero.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great new take on Robin Hood's story

    • By Julia E. Hallmann on 30-08-17
    • The Story of Robin Hood
    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Joe Bor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 04-10-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Toro! Toro!

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Christopher Barlow
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Best-selling author Michael Morpurgo turns his storytelling skills to the drama and tragedy of the Spanish Civil War, illustrated by Michael Foreman. Toro, Toro is the story of a young boy growing up in Andalucia, Spain, on a farm rearing bulls for the bull ring. Antonito hand rears a little black calf, and they become firm friends, but the boy doesn't yet understand the fate of the black bulls: the corrida and death.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Last Wolf

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Harry Man
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Robbie McLeod has the misfortune to be orphaned at a very young age and is brought up for a while by his heartless uncle. He is also born into a difficult age, being young and idealistic, in Scotland, at the time of the Jacobite Uprising in 1745. That's when Bonnie Prince Charlie came back to Scotland out of exile in France, to claim the throne which was rightfully his. The charismatic Prince swept through Scotland calling men to arms as he went, and Robbie joined them.

    Regular price: £1.99

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