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Shadow

By: Michael Morpurgo
Narrated by: Abdullah Afzal,Mike Rogers
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Summary

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?

©2010 Michael Morpurgo (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Masterful

Truly gripping and moving storyline of a young refugee from Afghanistan. Masterfully written from the perspective of 3 different characters.
Should be on the school curriculum for every young reader, before they sign up to UKIP or BNP.

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Not just a great read...

... but a great listen, too.

Morpurgo has in Shadow, of course, beautifully captured the ugly truth through the relationships he spins, between grandfather and grandson, mother and son, boy and dog. His storytelling is simple, accessible, moving, spellbinding. These are all things we've come to expect from the great man, and are the reasons why I wanted to download this book in the first place.

What I didn't expect was for the book to be so well... dramatised. I thought the actor's delivery was perfect, especially Afzal's in the role of Aman. His voice was full of the character, without being melodramatic.

What I mean to say is that the actors did more than just transcribe the story from text to audio, they truly added to Morpurgo's work, and made it even better. I truly recommend this to anyone, not just children. This is a work we can all learn from.

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sublime

Was way better than the book as you get a feel of the characters personality as each character is narrated by a different person.

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Excellent and most enjoyable

Brilliantly moving. Very enjoyable for me as an adult reader. Wonderfully written with great sensitivity to difficult subjects. Very insightful.

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Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

I really enjoyed this short book. It was heart-warming, topical about asylum-seekers, and would appeal to any dog lover.

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Another great book.

As mentioned a million times previously, I love Michael Morpurgo's books. They are relevant, educational, beautifully written and narrated. This story may be fiction, however, I'm sure this is happening now. Genuine asylum seekers with genuine reasons for staying here, treated like they're criminals. They are the grafters, the folk who want to work. Who want to build a new, safe life for their families. I have no idea what it's like to escape a war torn country, being persecuted for not fitting in.

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A wonderful story

A wonderful story full of hope. Michael Morpurgo has been my favourite author since I went to his farm as a child with my primary school, I am now 44 and still enjoying his stories. Thank you 😊

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Verry good book

This is a really wonderful book, I enjoyed it immensely, very moving.
I suggest listening to this book

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Fascinating story

I love this book because it is extremely hart warming I cried 5 times good book

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This is amazing!!

I love this book and it is amazing. It’s a little sad but it has got a good ending.
The different voices are very effective.
I listened to this book for the whole 3 hours and it was really good. I wasn’t bored for a single second. PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!!
ITS WORTH IT!!!!

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