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War Horse | [Michael Morpurgo]

War Horse

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?
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Teresa Five Points, Alabama, United States 01-23-12
    Teresa Five Points, Alabama, United States 01-23-12 Member Since 2013
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    "awesome story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of War Horse to be better than the print version?

    i havent read it


    What was one of the most memorable moments of War Horse?

    When Joey is reunited with his original boy


    Which character – as performed by John Keating – was your favorite?

    joey


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A story of True Unconditional Love


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Susan G. Nelson 01-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A great read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elie 01-10-12
    Elie 01-10-12

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    "Totally enjoyable read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of War Horse to be better than the print version?

    I love listening to books. It is my prefered reading method.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The horse. It was refreshing to hear the animals point of view. It made my humanity look inferior.


    Which character – as performed by John Keating – was your favorite?

    The horse Joey, and Top Thorn. Top Thorn is forever ingrained in my mind. Such a waste!


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

    When Emily walked into the house after loosing the horse. I could feel the pain of loss that you knew was gone forever.


    Any additional comments?

    I have not seen the movie yet as I know how sad it is throughout the book, I will eventually.

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    Tracy Southwick, MA, United States 01-02-12
    Tracy Southwick, MA, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "great book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    this was a wonderful book and I enjoyed it very much.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of War Horse?

    the last part when they got the horse home


    Have you listened to any of John Keating’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    I could have, but I don't have that kind of time.


    Any additional comments?

    Hope the movie is as good as the book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Galen R. Frysinger Sheboygan, WI United States 12-28-11
    Galen R. Frysinger Sheboygan, WI United States 12-28-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Told in First Horse"
    What made the experience of listening to War Horse the most enjoyable?

    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.


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    Jho Bishopville, SC, United States 12-26-11
    Jho Bishopville, SC, United States 12-26-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Can't wait to see the Movie!"

    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!

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    Rebecca Louisville, KY, United States 12-19-11
    Rebecca Louisville, KY, United States 12-19-11
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    "I really enjoyed listening to this book."
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the bond everyone shared with this horse and other horses as well. I was proud of the compassion man had for these animals during such a daunting time.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Frank AMERICAN CANYON, CA, United States 02-23-11
    Frank AMERICAN CANYON, CA, United States 02-23-11
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    "pretty good"

    i thought this book was ok. it's based out of europe, so it would be beneficial to know the area. the narrator is ok too. it's written in the point of view of the horse - like black beauty, which i liked.

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    Amazon Customer Forest, VA, United States 01-01-12
    Amazon Customer Forest, VA, United States 01-01-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved the story, the narration was a bit annoying."

    Told from the horse's point of view, but not cutesy. The most annoying bit was the narrator's performance of the boy, Albert. Each sentence was read as a question.

    Hard to imagine how truly horrible it must have been for those first cavalry companies to ride into German machine gun fire on the battlefield. Battle scenes are well and realistically depicted without gratuitous violence or gore.

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    Vivian Hondo, TX, United States 12-28-11
    Vivian Hondo, TX, United States 12-28-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Finally, a great story for horse-crazy boys"
    What disappointed you about War Horse?

    I got tired of the sappiness of the story...and of hearing


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I liked the ending a lot.


    What didn’t you like about John Keating’s performance?

    He was so sappy when people talked to the horse.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was sort of disappointed in that the characters weren't very developed.


    Any additional comments?

    My favorite part was when the horse got very sick and recovered against all odds.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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