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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (12,285 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Morpurgo Narrator: Dan Stevens Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN:
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Beautifully performed by Dan Stevens, 'War Horse' has taken the world by storm. First published back in 1982, the book was adapted to the stage and was performed at the National Theatre back in 2007. It's well-deserved success means that it has now gone into it's third year at the New London Theatre and will be later debuting on Broadway in New York City.

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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jules:) | 2/19/2014

    " Beautifully written! A heart-warming adventure that will keep you reading. See WW1 thru the eyes of one horse while he touches lives of both men and beast. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelle | 2/10/2014

    " I have not seen the movie, so I have nothing to compare this to. The book is an easy to read children's book that never really grabbed me. The only real pull that I felt to the story line came in the last couple of pages of the book. Otherwise, it wasn't very compelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allen Shain | 2/2/2014

    " I chose War Horse because i like action and it seemed very interesting to me when i saw it. The book is about a horse named Joey who was won in a auction into a farm where he met a young caring man named Albert. As time passed Alberts father needed money for the farm and sold Joey to the army to fight out and help a war that has broken out, but with is farm skills its hard for him to change into an army horse meeting some friends though helps him out. My favorite quote was when Albert said "Please take good care of him and treat him the best you can." that was the part where Albert had to part with Joey when he was getting transferred to the army. I found the point of view of the story to be very interesting because its on Joey, the horses point of view. That kind of style made you fell what Joey was going through and a little bit of what goes in a horses mind. I would recommend this book to all people who like action and suspense because the plot makes it very addicting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 1/31/2014

    " Loved this book, well a little bias I am a horse lover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney Bertwell | 1/29/2014

    " it was sad but really good i want to read it again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darian Stapleton | 1/29/2014

    " Amazing book! It was one of the first real books I read as a child and I plan to read it again soon! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 1/29/2014

    " I decided I before seeing the movie, I should become familiar with the book...because the books are always better. It was a good book from the unique perspective of the horse. And the ending is happy. Now I'll watch the movie and see how it compares. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcus M. | 1/19/2014

    " Good, straightforward story. Not overly complicated or hard to understand. Pretty well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 12/21/2013

    " Great book. Different than the movie. I saw the movie first and I wish I'd read the book first. This is a quick, easy read about "Joey" the horse and his life during WWII time. If you're an animal lover you'll hate this book for making you sad, but love it all the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 12/13/2013

    " I didn't realize that this was a children's book. Fairly short, quick read that I rather enjoyed. Written from the horse's perspective. A lot of adventure but also emotion. I would recommend to any age. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James Boardman | 12/6/2013

    " I am not a fan of anapromorized books, and this one is no exception. I know it is written for young people, but I'm not sure it would even interest a modern 12 year old. I understand the movie was great, but I'll take a pass on this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie | 12/5/2013

    " In second place! First if the fault in our stars and then War horse! It is that good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Watson | 7/29/2013

    " I thought War horse was a great book. It was short, but what it lacked in quantity, it made up for in quality. I was fast paced- not too many slow bits- and had a satisfying ending. Really enjoyed! thumbs up "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Mcconathy | 6/17/2013

    " Great book! The movie followed it pretty well though there were some differences. I love the book and the movie though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gavin Rock | 3/24/2013

    " Even though the film is an accurate portrayal of the book, the book is still better. Written for children i guess which is maybe why I enjoyed it! An easy, enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 3/18/2013

    " the book was better than the movie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Slater | 2/13/2013

    " So good and reminded me of the animal books I loved growing up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 1/21/2013

    " a heartfelt story. Read this in anticipation of seeing the play at the theater. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ilona Bell | 10/7/2012

    " A great story for children of around the age of 10 and then upwards. Filled with bravery, sadness and pure joy combined, it's a tear jerking story but a great one all the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 9/24/2012

    " What a great story. Very easy read (150 pages of large print). My only complaint is that the horse is the narrator, but it wasn't as crazy as I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Dalley | 9/1/2012

    " For a children's book, this is pretty intense, and the pony in peril parts were scary for me. It fits in with the interest in World War I that I've.developed recently and I love that it was told from Joey's point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Emsal Arslan | 2/5/2012

    " I regret to say that I enjoyed the movie's plot a lot more than the book, but the book was written perfectly in the way that it should have been told. Being written from the horse POV made it a lot more interesting, revealing new whole experiences and emotions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefani - SpelingExpirt | 9/15/2011

    " These aren't tears, I have something in my eyes. Shut up! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keely | 5/16/2011

    " I'm finding this book a history of the Second World War quite fantastic even though I have not finished it quite yet but I admit I will finish it soon! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 5/4/2011

    " I decided to read this when I read that it had been made into a play. The article about the horses that are used in the play (VERY large puppets for lack of a better term)sounded fascinating, but the book itself is just ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linnet | 4/30/2011

    " The story of Joey, who is sold into war and goes to France where he experiences the horror of World War I. Albert, the boy who loved and trained him on a farm in England, comes to find him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jilane | 4/26/2011

    " This book was written in a similar format at Black Beauty. It is written from the horse's point of view during World War I. Some touching parts in which the love between people and animals is demonstrated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dougjones | 4/18/2011

    " Read this after reading about the Broadway play. Was looking for a candidate for a Mother/Son bookclub for my wife and son. I thought it was well done, definitely pulls at the heartstrings, but well done. The telling from the horse's point of view a nice twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dlmoore83 | 4/16/2011

    " Beautiful WW1 story about a boy, his hires, and the callousness of war. Imagery of compassion and humanity within difficult conditions. Illustrates the confusion of war and the peacefulness of human hearts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stevie | 4/15/2011

    " Amazing. Even with the simplistic writing (meant for young readers) I wept on many occasions. The horrors of war as it was in 1914 are so real and make you think about where we are today. Told in the voice of Joey, as a horse, is absolutely heartwrenching. Astounding "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 4/14/2011

    " I first read this back in the '80s, but now that it's become a play and soon a film, I'm going to revisit. Great book that deserves to be read again and again! "

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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

Dan Stevens is internationally known for his role as Matthew Crawley in the hit television drama Downton Abbey, and more recently he has starred in films including Summer in February, The Fifth Estate, A Walk among the Tombstones, The Guest, The Cobbler, and Night at the Museum 3. Dan’s other screen work includes Vamps, Hilde, Sense & Sensibility, Maxwell, and The Line of Beauty, and his theater work includes The Heiress on Broadway and Arcadia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, The Vortex, and Hay Fever in London.