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!
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.
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.
registered nurse. first book to collect ATLAS SHRUGGED. audible goes to barbados with me every year.
lovely story, I absoluely fell in love with the horse....Went and saw the movie too. Beautiful story.
This is one of the most entertaining, best books ever written for all ages. This book was written from the point of view of the horse and it takes him through several owners and WWI. Joey is a magnificent animal with a great love for his one true owner, Albert, who has his love and devotion for all time. This book shows the devotion and love that can exist between an animal and their owner. It also displays the horrors and the unfairness to everyone and everything in war. Although it depicts tough times and the horrors of war, it still leaves the reader with good feelings and understanding for Joey and Albert.
My biggest problem with the book was that it ended too quickly. I wanted it to continue and smiled when I was done. Michael Morpurgo hit this one out of the ball park. Although he writes for the younger reader, this particular book is great for any age. I would definitely recommend it.