War Horse by Michael Morpurgo audiobook

War Horse

By Michael Morpurgo
Read by John Keating

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4.05 Hours Unabridged
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In 1914, Joey, a farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of World War I on the Western Front. When Joey is dragged away, his heart aches for Albert, the farmer’s son he is forced to leave behind. In the army the beautiful red-bay horse is trained to charge the enemy, drag heavy artillery, and carry wounded soldiers not much older than Albert off the battlefields. Among the clamoring of guns, and while plodding through the cold mud, Joey wonders if the war will ever end. And if it does, will he ever find Albert again?

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A Washington Post Pick of Audiobooks That Transport You to Another Place

Runner-up for the 1982 Whitbread Award

A USA Today bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

In 1914, Joey, a farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of World War I on the Western Front. When Joey is dragged away, his heart aches for Albert, the farmer’s son he is forced to leave behind.

In the army the beautiful red-bay horse is trained to charge the enemy, drag heavy artillery, and carry wounded soldiers not much older than Albert off the battlefields. Among the clamoring of guns, and while plodding through the cold mud, Joey wonders if the war will ever end. And if it does, will he ever find Albert again?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Superb…Joey’s voice—unsentimental and brave under fire—amplifies the emotional impact of the story.” New York Times Book Review
“Joey tells his own story, narrated superbly here by John Keating in a medley of accents appropriate to the young horse’s travels…This is a fine, moving story beautifully rendered.” Washington Post (audio review)
“John Keating establishes a convincing narrator with his portrayal of Joey, an English farm horse…Keating characterizes each with credible emotions, accents, and age qualities. Through his portrayals, listeners understand the uniqueness of Joey’s masters, whether Welsh or German. Hearing their distinctly different stories and voices enables listeners to see the humans’ commonality. Each one hates war and bears love and admiration for the courage of this noble steed.” AudioFile
“As the soldiers from both sides of the conflict share their thoughts and feelings with Joey, listeners get unique and perceptive views of World War I. John Keating’s different accents are pitch perfect as he draws listeners into the story.” School Library Journal
“The novel [has an] antiwar message, and the terse details speak eloquently about peace.” Booklist
“An eloquently told and absorbing friendship story. Horse lovers will be on the edge of their seats from the beginning to the end…Morpurgo presents both a fine history lesson and an emotional tale.” Children’s Literature

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Morpurgo

Author Bio: Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo, former Children’s Laureate of Britain, is the author of War Horse, called “superb” by the New York Times Book Review and now a major motion picture. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity. His writing has won numerous award, including the Whitbread Children’s Book Award, the California Young Reader Medal, the Red House Children’s Book Award, and France’s Prix Sorcieres, among others and others. He lives in Devon, England, with his wife, Clare. Together they founded the charity Farms for City Children, which gives children from urban areas an opportunity to spend a week working on a farm in the countryside.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.05
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English