Monday 23 May 2022

In the Mouth of the Wolf

Author: Micheal Morpurgo,     Read by: Jim Broadbent

Duration: 1hour 38 minutes

ISBN: 9780008316198

Hi Everyone

I am highly impressed by the reading of 'In the mouth of the wolf'. This book is classed as a juvenile reader which is where my interest in the content comes to hand.  I am not sure if it is the narration or the story that has impacted me, or maybe it is the combination.  

The narrator is fantastic and is bring across the message enclosed. His voice sounds the right age to fit the purpose. There have been many occasions, in my audiobook journey, that the narrator is not the correct person for the message within the novel. But this time around it was perfect.  I got the impression I was listening to the actual storyteller! You find out in the last section who the story was about and that also sparked my interest.

As for the plot. I am left speechless. This man's story is told with perfection for the young reader. Although, it is also very timely and important that this is read by all ages. There was no watering down of the information and I found it to be written in such a way that there was respect for the main character/person but the importance of his story was still well told.  

I have a couple of books on my bookcase by Michael Morpurgo which I have been meaning to read. Now I know that I will be opening those titles and many more written by Michael Morpurgo and I understand the popularity of his titles.


Francis Cammaerts, Jim Broadbent and Michael Morpurgo happen to be all part of the same family so this production is a very special collaboration bringing family members’ voices to life.

Francis and Pieter are brothers. As the shadow of one war lingers, and the rumbles of another approach, the brothers argue. Francis is a fierce pacifist, while Pieter signs up to fight. What happens next will change the course of Francis’s life forever… and throw him into the mouth of the wolf.

Happy reading

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