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Shadow

Narrated by: Abdullah Afzal, Mike Rogers
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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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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  • Sarah B. Crouch
  • 06-11-2017

loved it

loved it. the story as kind of sad, but it was an amazing book to read

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  • Russell Bernard
  • 24-12-2019

Afghanistan war in a children's perspective

Wonderful narration by several different actor's helps this book come alive. I loved the story of the dog and his loyalty to ahmal and the solder.

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  • Renee Schnipke
  • 22-09-2019

goes to Abdullah Afzal andMike Rogers and Michael Morpurgo

5 star.it was awesome amazing .i love how you read it clearly you guy did awesome.thank the athor

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  • E.F.
  • 20-12-2017

W A R N I N G .

M I S S I N G N O . W A S. L E F T . N O W . Y O U . D I E

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  • Nina
  • 06-07-2011

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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  • Tyrone
  • 02-01-2018

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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  • H. M. Britt
  • 30-06-2015

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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  • R W
  • 21-05-2015

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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  • Alison
  • 28-01-2015

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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  • CQ
  • 14-02-2020

This book is amazing

I loved this book Aman’s story was intriguing
And I learned a lot about Afghanistan

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  • Thomas H.
  • 29-12-2019

Book

This book was so perfect for us.
We love the story and I would recommend this book for all ages

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  • Carolina M
  • 22-08-2018

Not well produced

Lovely story (of course - Morpurgo's always are).
My problem with audible's version is that although the story is narrated by three characters; only 2 actors are used. The same actor is used to read the Afghani boy and also the white working class British boy. The actor reads both very well, with appropriate accent - but the quality of the voice is *the*same*. It was so obviously the same person. I am afraid I couldn't see past this, which spoilt it for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-07-2018

loved it

such good book was nice to listen to while cycling to work definitely recommend x

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  • Queen11
  • 19-04-2019

Strong accents

Really could not understand why they used such strong accents in the narration making it hard to listen to. Wasn't very enjoyable the whole story was ruined by monotonous mumbling!