As an avid horse lover I was excited to see a new horse book added to audible's small collection. Unfortunately the reader sounded like a documentary narrator and the story went off track and mentioned too much history that did not pertain directly to the story. The story also repeated information in the same words multiple times.
I think that the author needed to focus more on the actual story and less on the history, the narrator did a pretty good job but the history chapters just seemed like a complete diversion from the actual story. Ultimately, I feel like I would use my credit for a different book. Listen if you want but it did not keep me riveted at all.
Without being simpering or too sugary you hear the amazing story of a remarkable animal and a post WWII Dutch immigrant who knows how to train and love him. The fact that it's a true story is a bonus because you want this to have really happened! Bronson Pinchot does a great job of narration. If you're in the least inclined toward a good animal/human love story GET THIS BOOK!
this book as it all - the American dream & history of the horse in early 20th century
The many other factoids that touch on the story - WWII in Holland, girls schools, baseball, etc.
the scenes with the kids
the $80 champion fits perfectly
I was completely unfamiliar with "Snowman", I loved learning about this wonderful horse.
My favorite moment is when the horse shows his former owner ...."Look ! I am so much more, I can do some much more than you ever could have guessed"
This was a great book to listen to when I was feeling a little discouraged about life. While listening, I went online to lookup everything about "Snowman" and to look for pictures. This would make a great movie, done by the right director. Loved it.
This was an amazing story, I had it listened to in a day and wanted more. Then I looked up Harry Deleyer and Snowman on the internet to see if I could read more about their amazing journey.. Ok and I wanted to see pictures of Snowy and the flying Dutchman. I will recommend this book to any of my friends and more than likely read it again. It is very inspiring and heart warming.
If you need a hero to believe in, here are two: A man and a horse. I spent the hours elated, heartbroken, then elated again. This pair won my heart.
The storyline was OK but the book did not move fast enough to keep my attention. I know little about horses and thought I would enjoy learning more, but Istruggled through Part I and into Part 2 then I decided I would rather listen to something else.
I listen in the car - I would get home and sit in the car to keep listening to this book.
Amazing story of will, guts, and love between a man and his horse. A must read.
Probabably an abridged edition would be much better
Sure -- after the book got going it was heartwarming
Accents were great!