This story is truly beautiful and unique. I am still overwhelmed by the brilliance of telling a war story from a horse's perspective. It really gives some wonderful insight on the reality of war. The descriptions are true to my observations of the battlefields I saw in Europe. I can't say enough good things about this book.
War Horse provides a limited peek into the history and horrors of war, especially World War I.
John Keating's voice is a trifle overbearing.
No, I had no difficulty in listening to this book in short sittings.
My primary reaction to this book is that after finishing it, I never thought of it again. I did not particularly care about the characters. The story was shallow and faded.
Told from a horse's perspective, this story was engaging from the beginning. Although the scenarios were quite different, however, it was all too similar to the story of Anna Sewell's Black Beauty. A good listen due to the prose and narrator, but not a masterpiece by any means.
I'm a mom of two kids that I homeschool. I first got into audiobooks to keep my children quiet and have peace in the car. Now we're hooked!
I loved that the story was from the horse's point of view. I was quickly invested in the story and it moved along at a good pace.
An interesting aspect of the story is how the main character, Joey, felt about the people who were riding and taking care of him. He was always fair and practical in his valuations of people. A very likable character. I also loved all the little side-stories that happened as a result of all the things Joey went through.
Joey was hands-down my favorite character, followed by David, his owner.
After Joey went to war, I couldn't stop listening.
John Keating did a wonderful job narrating this book.
i havent read it
When Joey is reunited with his original boy
A story of True Unconditional Love
This is a thrilling book not only for animal lovers but for anyone. I loved it! the story line is similar in some ways to the old Anna Sewell classic Black Beauty.
I am a horse lover so I especially appreciated the human to horse bonds described in the story. Also, because it was from the horse's point view, I was reminded of Black Beauty which I read as a child. This story is great for a young person or adult especially if you are an animal lover.
I love listening to books. It is my prefered reading method.
The horse. It was refreshing to hear the animals point of view. It made my humanity look inferior.
The horse Joey, and Top Thorn. Top Thorn is forever ingrained in my mind. Such a waste!
When Emily walked into the house after loosing the horse. I could feel the pain of loss that you knew was gone forever.
I have not seen the movie yet as I know how sad it is throughout the book, I will eventually.
this was a wonderful book and I enjoyed it very much.
the last part when they got the horse home
I could have, but I don't have that kind of time.
Hope the movie is as good as the book
Wanted to hear the book, prior to seeing the film. Delightful, as told by the horse, himself.
Easy to follow the adventure, good for all ages, I am 80 years old.
The story is wonderful. The reading however lacked animation and was a bit matter of fact. I can't wait to see what Steven Spielberg does with it. I know it is going to be a masterpiece!