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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,430 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN:
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When he was 15, Thomas Peaceful lied about his age and followed his older brother into the English army to fight in World War I. Now two years have passed, and Thomas' duty for the night is to stay awake and watch the battlefields. He will be shot if he falls asleep. As the night goes on, Thomas reflects on home, his family, his first love, and the horrors of the war. And all the while, a shattering truth comes closer to the surface.

Acclaimed author Michael Morpurgo, Children's Laureate of England, has crafted an incredibly moving and tense tale. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gill | 2/15/2014

    " Wow! This story hooks you from the off. It is well written and the characters are believeable. They cerainly stay with you long after the book has finished. I would definitely seek out other books by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nan.C | 1/13/2014

    " This is really a kids book, but everyone should read it, it's beautifully written, thought provoking and heart wrending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa C | 1/4/2014

    " I'm so glad that more people on touching on the tragedy of WWI. When I was a teen, the only major war that was ever really discussed was WWII. Vietnam was still a bit taboo, and the tragedy and generational loss of WWI was overshadowed by the tragedy of the holocaust. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 elissa | 1/3/2014

    " Set during WWI, about a soldier and his brother. An Enoch Pratt Books for the Beast Historical FIC selection for 2007. Depressing, but well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 1/1/2014

    " Private Peaceful was a brilliant book! Set in the early 1900's and world war 1 private peaceful is a story of a boy who wants to remember, he only has hours to but he recounts his whole life from as far back as he can remember before the morning breaks in the dreadful war. The book hold love, betrayal, secrets, suffering, hope, cowardice, bravery but most of all loyalty. A story on how to find your self, forgive and bravery and loyalty in the face of death. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hajar | 12/19/2013

    " All time favourite, the war between the brothers over Molly and how it turned out to be was spectacular. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Mitchell | 12/18/2013

    " Apparently, Michael Morpurgo is a an author of children's books; do not believe a word of it! This is a novel that really gets across the brutality of war in general and the Great War specifically. I think this was even better than 'War Horse' but it is a close run thing though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kassandra | 8/12/2013

    " This is one of the saddest books I have read! I couldn't keep track of how many times I cried! I do wish for there to be a 2nd book. I ends on a cliffhanger! I would totally recommend this book to children ages 12 and up. Keep on truckin'! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 7/5/2013

    " Wow - this book was amazing. I read it because it was required summer reading for Stephanie (going into 8th grade), and she said she really liked it (unusual for required reading!). I'd never heard of it before, never heard of this author, but I was blown away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 6/23/2013

    " A great read for both young boys and girls. The war element keeps boys' interests, while the underlying love story holds young girls' interests. I enjoyed it as an adult! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 6/22/2013

    " Fantastic story but as expected from the subject matter it was sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luciana Alloh | 2/9/2013

    " This book was emotion and touching. The soft nature of it during the beginning really helps to gradually build for the ending. I was extremly happy with this book. However, I have to say, I found the books ending to be rather unexpected. Never the less, an amazing novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/22/2013

    " Possibly my all time favourite book. It's prefect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yseult | 11/13/2012

    " This book is about 2 brothers named Charlie and Tommo who go to war to save their mother from being kicked out by the colonel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rocquell | 4/13/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book because i felt so many emotions through out the story even though it was really sad i couldn't help but be in awe of Michael Morpurgo's writing. HE IS BEYOND AMAZING AND I LOVE IT "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna-leigh Bundock | 10/16/2011

    " One of my favourite books of all time!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riley | 6/2/2011

    " This book so far is a really good book. Right now they are on their way to war. And at the same time they are trying to not think of home. And I'm hoping to finish the book this week. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kezia *Angel of Peace* | 5/18/2011

    " OMGOD THAT WAS SO SAAAAAAD!!!!! The story line is amazing and the writing is beautiful. As i read this book, it fought its way up to my favorite list. Just so sad and emotional...... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Midnight Tsuki | 5/12/2011

    " Such an amazing and touching story !! LOVE itt ! Made me wanna cry of sadness. But couldnt cuz i was at school ... -.- :P

    Want to read it again ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie | 5/3/2011

    " A beautiful story about the meaning of cowardice during WW1. I discovered a plot twist that may or may not have been meant to be there (someone different dies). Towards the end, I was sobbing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 4/28/2011

    " First world war, so inevitably a bit grim, but a fresh angle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/20/2011

    " First book I ever read as a novel, and a brilliant choice. A riveting story line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 4/17/2011

    " devastating but good. depressing but exciting. i like that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MJ | 4/16/2011

    " i love this book so so much, i've read it so many times i've lost count highly recommend "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsty | 4/6/2011

    " I read this after attending 'Private Peaceful: The Concert' as part of Poole Literary Festival 2010. I was in tears as I listened to Michael Morpurgo himself and in tears again when I read the book.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Namita | 4/1/2011

    "
    An amazing book; you HAVE to read this. There's a movie on this too, but I prefer the film. This was very emtionally taxing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shaam.p | 3/28/2011

    " A good war story set in America around the first world war. This story is a touching story about how the father of a family dies, and the son risks his life to keep the pride of his family alive.


    A must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scarymushrooms | 3/6/2011

    " Great YA book about the horrors of WW1. Brilliantly written, absolutely gorgeous sentences and descriptions. "

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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

Jeff Woodman originated the title role in Tennessee Williams’ The Notebook of Trigorin and won the S.F. Critics’ Circle Award for his performance in An Ideal Husband. In addition to numerous theater credits on and off Broadway, his television work includes Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Cosby. A six time Audie Award finalist (and a 2007 winner), he has received seventeen Earphones Awards and was named one of the Fifty Greatest Voices of the Century by AudioFile magazine.