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Private Peaceful | [Michael Morpurgo]

Private Peaceful

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

Both a love story and a deeply moving account of the horrors of the First World War, this audiobook will reach everyone from 9 to 90.

©2003 Michael Morpurgo; (P)2003 HarperCollins UK

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  • fifaop
    7/7/14
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    Performance
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    "fantastic true to life"
    Would you listen to Private Peaceful again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to this book again. My daughter requested this book as she had been studying it at school in her English lession and liked the idea of listening to it on her mobile. She thought the book was fascinating story set in war times of two brothers who both fell in love with there childhood friend


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Private Peaceful?

    When the older brother dies leaving the younger brother to look after his wife and child


    Which character – as performed by Jamie Glover – was your favourite?

    All the characters were read well


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Although the book was purchased for my daughter. I read the book in one day as I felt the need to complete the story


    Any additional comments?

    Nice book to listen to at the start of the book we all sat and listened to it as a family. Myself and my husband listened to the book in one day. My daughter had read it with school but enjoyed listening to it several times over are summer holiday. Ideal for anyone over the age of 8 years

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • FIONA
    BEITH, United Kingdom
    11/9/13
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    Performance
    Story
    "It is great if I were you get this book!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes . it is great


    What other book might you compare Private Peaceful to, and why?

    Shadow because bit of them are both sad


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When charlie got killed


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Lucas
    Kent, UK
    4/8/13
    Overall
    "historical adventure"

    A great narrative. Set in the trenches with flashbacks to his youth. It can be slow, but you have a great amount of character development that keeps you hooked. You are heading straight into the battle. Will the long night ever end. As a reader you sure don't want it to be over. It is a great read and brings up loads of questions. Read with someone aged 7 to 16. I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sue
    NEWTON ABBOT, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
    Overall
    "A book which will appeal to adults and children"

    I have only recently discovered audio books and they have been a wonderful way to relax whilst flying - which I hate. !!

    I found this book very moving.The ticking clock in the background gave atmosphere to the story. I have two great uncles who fought in the Great War. They too were young country boys from rural Cornwall and so the story gave me an insight to how they must have been feeling fighting in such horrific circumstances. We can only imagine what it must have been like.

    I would like to recommend this story to children and adults alike.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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