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    • War Horse

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 899
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 774
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 765

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great idea for reluctant readers!

    • By Julie on 12-26-11

    Regular price: $13.99

    • War Horse

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Luke Treadaway
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    Michael Morpurgo’s classic tale, capturing the power of the human spirit. First published back in 1982, ‘War Horse’ has taken the world by storm. The book was adapted to the stage and was performed at the National Theatre and on Broadway. This full and unabridged edition is beautifully performed here by the National Theatre’s first Albert, OIivier-award-winner Luke Treadaway. At the outbreak of World War 1, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book for a middle schooler

    • By Kari Svinarich on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $7.22

    • An Elephant in the Garden

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Fiona Clarke
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    It’s 1944. Elizabeth's father is fighting with the German army on the eastern front. Her mother works at Dresden zoo, where her favourite animal is a young elephant named Marlene. When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok when the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves Marlene into the back garden to save her… and then the bombs start to fall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Tecomarob on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $8.52

    • Farm Boy

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Set on a farm in rural Devon, Farm Boy is a collection of Grandpa's reminiscences and stories, touchingly told to his grandson. Joey was the last working horse on the farm, and the apple of Grandpa's eye. In War Horse, Joey was sent away from the farm to be a warhorse in World War I. Grandpa had joined the cavalry in order to find, and fight, with Joey. Farm Boy brings us forward 50 years....

    Regular price: $2.06

    • Born to Run

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Isla Blair
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound’s journey through life – and from owner to owner…“The sack wasn't just drifting gently along like everything else, it was turning of its own accord. There was definitely something inside it, struggling against the side of the plastic bag, kicking at it, squeaking and squealing in terror. He had no idea what it might be, only that it was alive and in danger of drowning.”

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvellous

    • By N. Vesterberg on 05-07-15

    Regular price: $7.22

    • War Horse

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to the trenches to find him and bring him home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stevens brings adult sensibility to child's tale

    • By Georgia Burns on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $7.45

    • Private Peaceful

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Third time reading - kills “me” everytime’

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $16.37

    • The Butterfly Lion

    • By: Michael Morpurgo, Christian Birmingham - illustrator
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. Bertie rescues an orphaned lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Butterfly Lion

    • By Dub Shop on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $6.19

    • Sparrow

    • The Story of Joan of Arc
    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Amy Enticknap
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Eloise has always loved Joan of Arc. Noble, honest and brave, she was everything Eloise wishes to be. And on a bright sunny day in Orleans, Eloise has a very special daydream…. A young girl faces an impossible task - to save her beloved France from tyrants. To free her country, Joan will lose everyone she has ever loved. But she listens to her heart and believes in her calling. Through patience, perseverance, and unbreakable spirit, Joan of Arc leads armies to victory and finds the strength to face the cruellest of destinies.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Shadow

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Abdullah Afzal, Mike Rogers
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A stunning and moving new novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite storyteller – featuring the bravest dog in all the world. When Hero, a bomb-sniffing spaniel, goes missing in the middle of wartorn Afghanistan, his soldier-owner is devastated. Meanwhile, Hero makes friends with a local Afghan boy, and sees a whole other side of the war. As Christmas draws ever closer, the question is – will Hero and his trainer ever be reunited?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Sarah B. Crouch on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $7.45

    • Listen to the Moon

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady, Laurence Bouvard
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A stunning new emotional tour-de-force from the author of Shadow, Born to Run and War Horse. May, 1915. Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies - injured, thirsty, lost… and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy. Where has she come from? Is she a mermaid, the victim of a German U-boat, or even - as some islanders suggest - a German spy?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Morpurgo Masterpiece!

    • By Ralph W Cudworth on 03-06-16

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Kensuke’s Kingdom

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    When Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parents’ yacht, he struggles to survive on his own. He can’t find food and he can’t find water, and as Michael and his dog curl up to sleep, he knows they cannot last long. But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A rare gem

    • By BK Stubbs on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $9.02

    • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Michael Morpurgo
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    It's 1943 and Lily Tregenza lives on a farm in the idyllic seaside village of Slapton. Apart from her father being away, and the 'townie' evacuees at school, her life is scarcely touched by the war. Until one day, when Lily and her family, along with 3000 other villagers, are told to move out of their homes: lock, stock, and barrel.

    Regular price: $9.29

    • War Horse

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The story of a farm horse sold from Devon into the mire, wire and machine guns of the Great War of 1914-1918 brings together a stellar cast, including Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn and Bob Hoskins, with music and songs from some of the UK's finest folk musicians. This drama was directed by John Tams, who was nominated for an Olivier Award for his work on the phenomenally successful War Horse stage epic at the National Theatre ['the theatrical event of the decade' ( Times)] and which also inspired the Steven Spielberg film.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Mozart Question

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Michael Morpurgo, Alison Read
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When cub reporter Lesley is sent to Venice to interview a world-renowned violinist, the journalist is told she can ask Paolo Levi anything about his life and career as a musician, but on no account must she ask him the Mozart question; never the Mozart question. Paolo, however, has realised he must finally reveal the truth.

    Regular price: $2.06

    • The Wreck of the Zanzibar

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Harry Man
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Laura Perryman's family has always lived on Bryher. She lives with her twin brother, Billy, and her mother and father and her Granny May. Bryher is one of the Isles of Scilly. It's a very tiny island, and it is very hard work trying to scratch a living there. The sea feeds the people of Bryher. Billy, fourteen years old and bored with the unending milking routine, is feeling the strain. So, when the General Lee, bound for New York, calls at St. Mary's for repairs to the mizzen mast Billy secures his passage.

    Regular price: $2.12

    • Dear Olly

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Olly's brother, Matt, has always wanted to be a clown, and when he sees the plight of Africa's children, he makes the decision to fly the family nest to take his skill to a place devoid of laughter. To his family, it is a travesty: this bright, intelligent boy with a glowing future ups and leaves to head into the unknown, leaving behind him a trail of worry and feelings of impending doom. Olly is charged with the care of a family of starlings that she and her brother have been watching over in the garden....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it!

    • By Dorothy T. Rose on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $2.12

    • Running Wild

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Michael Morpurgo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday. It's an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them - things like the death of Will's father. And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed. But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, shying away from the sea. And that's when the tsunami comes crashing in, and Oona begins to run. Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running.

    Regular price: $7.45

    • The Last Wolf

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Harry Man
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Robbie McLeod has the misfortune to be orphaned at a very young age and is brought up for a while by his heartless uncle. He is also born into a difficult age, being young and idealistic, in Scotland, at the time of the Jacobite Uprising in 1745. That's when Bonnie Prince Charlie came back to Scotland out of exile in France, to claim the throne which was rightfully his. The charismatic Prince swept through Scotland calling men to arms as he went, and Robbie joined them.

    Regular price: $2.06

    • Rainbow Bear

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Harry Man
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The polar bear is bored of his white environment and his hard life. He dreams of soaking himself in all the luminous colours of the rainbow. But when his wish is granted, he realises to his cost that his arctic camouflage no longer works and he needs the advice of others to escape his prism… A moving tale of hopes and dreams from an award-winning picture book team.

    Regular price: $2.06

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