In 1914, a beautiful foal with a distinctive cross on his nose is sold to the Army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western front. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?
©1987 Michael Morpurgo (P)2010 Scholastic Audio
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!
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.
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 read this book as a child because I loved horses. I re-read it as an adult for the same reason, but I thought the movie was off. I was correct. As usual, the book is so very much better.
Of course Joey, the horse is my favorite character. Through his innocent, but not dumb eyes, he tells the stories of war, friendship, love & struggles. Yet I loved Albert, his first owner and Topthorn, his equine buddy. The relationships and observations are adult & real. I don't know why I always thought this was a children's story.
The reader was excellent. He added, not detracted from a beautiful story.
I'm not a real history fan, but I like historical fiction. This book is about the horrors of WWI. Graphic enough to be compelling, but not overly so. And it has a happy ending - the best part! I encourage you to listen to this book with your horse loving child or grandchild - or by yourself.
Great story told by the horse of his adventures during WWI first with the British army then the German army and again by the British. Heartwarming story of the love between a young boy and the horse he grew up with.
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