I Love Terry Brooks, I like sifi -fantasy , I like dragons, and Tea, I like aisan customs, calligraphy , and tea ceramony's
Love the atmosphere that the narrator has created, couldn't bear to put the book down.
The narrator kept me and of corse the story.
Love the dialect it fitso well . Mr Keating did a wonderful job loved it and I have heard other books. Really enjoyed this book , even if I read other reviews that didn't agree with me. Really enjoyed this selection.
This selection was more than one sitting because I listen while going to work.
I will love the move but the book hase made it personal for me. Love It!
Married mother of three teenagers, back to work after 15 years at home - when I read a lot. Now I am the assistant to the Mayor of Omaha and work at least 60 hours a week, and on top of what I have to do at home - no more books. This lets me listen to the classics, the latest, whatever I want. I can learn or escape. I have always love audio books, but now I NEED them.
Sweet, unique, uplifting
I love that it is told from the perspecitve of the horse. The movie couldn't do that, but the book can.
I loved the folksy nature of his telling. I felt I was in another place with his voice, and that was good.
I couldn't, I listen in the car to and from work, but I looked forward to driving somewhere - and that is a good thing with gas prices where they are.
It is different from the movie, but not in a bad way. I am glad I saw the movie first, this filled it in, made it richer, and gave me visuals to work with while listening. I only wish I could have gone with my parents to see it on Broadway too.
Yes I will listen again.
Sometimes I need a simple "feel good" tale.
Havent really given much thought to any comparison.
First time listening to Keatings work.
Got lots of smiles from this one.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a very good read.
How it showed the horses perspective.
I enjoyed the mood of the story. A very pleasent listen while driving.
Yes,I think most of my horse friends would enjoy the story, young and old.
The reader was too gentle for the story, maybe it was just his accent I didn't care for. He was OK not great.
The story was great and gave my 10-year old daughter the idea to write from the perspective of an animal. She is now writing a book about the lost dog we found and then found a way to get home.
Touching, sweet, special.
The one that came to mind is in a completely different genre, Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz. In it there is a dog and the dog expresses itself in human speech. The dog doesn't speak, but the author allows us to see what the dog is thinking. War Horse is written in first person from the horse's viewpoint.
He was great with the Brittish, German, and French accents and used some different intonations to indicate different speakers.
It is a sweet, tender book that will undoubtedly make some cry. I nearly did. It also made me angry at times about the heartlessness of men.. A friend has a horse she is always talking about and she made a dumb approach to him a couple weeks ago and he fearfully kicked at her and broke her wrist. While she's mending, she would no doubt love to hear or read this story.
Short book I wish had been longer. I seldom write reviews, but this was a very special book.
I love this story of the relationship between Joey and Albert, and the narration is indeed superb. Now I hope I can find a DVD of the movie adaptation. Definitely an audiobook I recommend.
The story seemed contrived and a bit kitchy for my taste. On the other hand, for a younger audience, this might make a fine read.