An Eagle in the Snow Audiobook by Michael Morpurgo
An Eagle in the Snow is a powerful new children’s audiobook from the master storyteller – inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II. 1940.
This is based on a true story, historical fiction book for middle grades and up. And what a story. The story of a young man, a young soldier in the trenches of World War I who, on the spur of the moment, had done what he thought was the right thing.
It turned out to have been the worst mistake he ever could have made – a mistake he must put right before it is too late…
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1940. The train is under attack from German fighters. In the darkness, sheltering in a railway tunnel, the stranger in the carriage with Barney and his mother tells them a story to pass the time.
Barney and his mother are traveling on a train when it needs to hide in a tunnel to avoid bombing by the German planes overhead. With them in their car is a stranger who proceeds to tell them an amazing story about Private Billy Byron.
This character is based upon a real soldier from WWI by the name of Private Henry Tandy. The story he tells is of his friend Billy and all the wondrous and amazing things he did in the war that earned him several medals.
He also told of the German soldier “Fritz” as they were all called, that he let go at the end of the war. He did not want to kill one more person. Would his decision come back to haunt him?
From the first chapter, I knew An Eagle in the Snow Audiobook Free was going to be amazing. It’s got that perfect sort of writing that immediately draws you into both the setting of the story world and the mind of the main character. But… it more than draws you; it’s almost as though you fall gently into it, like you open the book, blink your eyes, and suddenly you’re there, slipped seamlessly into the story before even finishing the first page.
The really interesting thing about it though was that, for writing so thoroughly excellent, it broke two foundational writing rules: telling vs. showing and info-dumping in the dialogue.
The character of Billy was so well written, it was as if you knew him. This is a great story to read with children ages 10 and up. The discussions you could have, the predicting and alternate endings if things had been different are sure to elicit fantastic conversations and ideas. A must-listen for history students learning about the World Wars.
I rated An Eagle in the Snow Audiobook Mp3 so high because it has an amazing storyline and it finds a way of making sure you can’t stop listening. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone really and I hope whoever does listen to this book will enjoy it tremendously.
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