Extended Audio Sample

Download Little Manfred Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Little Manfred (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Michael Morpurgo
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (58 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Daniel Philpott Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

The heart-lifting, heart-breaking new story by Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller.

In the Imperial War Museum is a wooden Dachshund, carved by a German prisoner of war for the children of the British family with which he stayed after the fighting ended. This is the story of how it got there...When the Bismarck sinks; one of the only German survivors is taken on board a British ship as a prisoner of war. Sent to live with a host family, Walter must adapt to a new way of life, in the heart of an enemy country. Gradually, though, he finds a friend in ten-year-old Grace. So when the time finally comes to go back to Germany, it's an emotional parting, with Walter leaving Grace with only a carved wooden dog to remember him by. The question is, will Walter and Grace ever meet again? In 1966, with the World Cup coming to Britain, that opportunity may just have come along....

Download and start listening now!

BK_HCUK_000813

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/22/2013

    " Little Manfred is enjoyable and well researched, but I felt that it lacked the depth of character that Morpurgo novels usually have. I really liked the historical notes at the back - a great opener for discussions with children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruben | 7/25/2012

    " I found it a interesting book. Good if you are learning about world war II. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sbe | 7/23/2012

    " A delightful illustrated story about children whose mother has a beloved wooden toy called Manfred from her childhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 skippity_doo | 6/3/2012

    " Another solid Morpurgo, with the usual balance of humanity and history. Lovely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrin | 4/16/2012

    " My ten year old son loved this book ... Read it in one day... Unheard of ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenni | 10/8/2011

    " Lovely story based on the true story of a toy dog made by German prisoners of war that is now in the Imperial War Museum. The kind of book I could imagine reading to a group of children and them all being completely gripped by it. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo, former Children’s Laureate of Britain, is the author of War Horse, called “superb” by the New York Times Book Review and now a major motion picture. His other prizewinning books include Kensuke’s Kingdom, Private Peaceful, and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. Morpurgo lives in Devon, England, with his wife, Clare. Together they founded the charity Farms for City Children, which gives children from urban areas an opportunity to spend a week working on a farm in the countryside.

About the Narrator

Daniel Philpott trained at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and, after success in the prestigious Carleton Hobbs Award for Radio Drama, has been prolific in BBC Radio and the Spoken Word industry. His theater work includes numerous productions on the London fringe. As an audiobook narrator, he has read George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and numerous others.