I am a horse lover so I especially appreciated the human to horse bonds described in the story. Also, because it was from the horse's point view, I was reminded of Black Beauty which I read as a child. This story is great for a young person or adult especially if you are an animal lover.
I love listening to books. It is my prefered reading method.
The horse. It was refreshing to hear the animals point of view. It made my humanity look inferior.
The horse Joey, and Top Thorn. Top Thorn is forever ingrained in my mind. Such a waste!
When Emily walked into the house after loosing the horse. I could feel the pain of loss that you knew was gone forever.
I have not seen the movie yet as I know how sad it is throughout the book, I will eventually.
this was a wonderful book and I enjoyed it very much.
the last part when they got the horse home
I could have, but I don't have that kind of time.
Hope the movie is as good as the book
Wanted to hear the book, prior to seeing the film. Delightful, as told by the horse, himself.
Easy to follow the adventure, good for all ages, I am 80 years old.
The story is wonderful. The reading however lacked animation and was a bit matter of fact. I can't wait to see what Steven Spielberg does with it. I know it is going to be a masterpiece!
I loved the bond everyone shared with this horse and other horses as well. I was proud of the compassion man had for these animals during such a daunting time.
Good story for Jeveniles who like anthropomorphic animal stories (I do).
PRO: A great story that actually teaches about the Western Front of WWI. A satisfying ending.
CON: The strange decision of the narrator to give the horse an accent. The human accents are appropriate and resonably good. But I could not get used to the idea of a horse having a strange, distracting West Country voice. I would have preferred the reader to use his mormal voice for the horse.
Told from the horse's point of view, but not cutesy. The most annoying bit was the narrator's performance of the boy, Albert. Each sentence was read as a question.
Hard to imagine how truly horrible it must have been for those first cavalry companies to ride into German machine gun fire on the battlefield. Battle scenes are well and realistically depicted without gratuitous violence or gore.
I got tired of the sappiness of the story...and of hearing
I liked the ending a lot.
He was so sappy when people talked to the horse.
I was sort of disappointed in that the characters weren't very developed.
My favorite part was when the horse got very sick and recovered against all odds.
i thought this book was ok. it's based out of europe, so it would be beneficial to know the area. the narrator is ok too. it's written in the point of view of the horse - like black beauty, which i liked.