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Such a wonderful book. I have loved horses my whole life and consider myself to be a horsewoman, though I am no pro. I am also acutely aware of the impact that horses have had on my own life, as well as others around me. So, I elected "The Faraway Horses" to read because I had seen "Buck," the motion picture that was out last year and wanted to know more about this fascinating man. As I listened to the stories about his life and the impact he has had on the lives he has touched, it was profoundly emotional for me. This is a story about someone's life who happens to be intertwined with horses. If you're looking for training tools, this is not the place for it (although he does share a few tips); it's really a feel-good story. Even if you know nothing about horses, this is a book for everyone - a good story with some good life lessons.
I'm a big horse lover and love jumping, but have only done it on a small scale. This story gave great insight to the world of jumping. The history of how horse showing was in the 50's compared to the show world now gave interesting perspective. There is still a lot of the old money, as described in this story, but it is because of the story of Snowman that encouraged everyone who loves horses the opportunities that we have today to get involved. The story is very well told and you really feel like you are right there watching the competitions and personally know the Dulaer (sp?) family. There were nights I laid awake listening for hours gripping my sheets, the competitions were so intense. I also appreciated Henry's philosophy of the treatment of horses. His philosophies were not well accepted at that time. I would not have enjoyed it if he were cruel. Loved the story and recommend it to anyone who loves horses.
Just loved this book! C.J. Critt does such a great job with the New Jersey accent, she had me rolling! Even my husband, who wasn't really even listening to the book was cracking up on the few parts he did hear. Very entertaining, and was a nice break between my "heavy" books. Can't wait to continue the series!
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The death of Braum nearly brought me to tears. It is very telling of the relationship that developed between him and Eragon and the importance of that relationship, not only to Eragon, but to the development of the plot.
Absolutely wonderful story! I am definitely finishing the series. The adventure is a great story, plus I always enjoy a good dragon story. In addition, having Gerard Doyle read the story, made it seem almost real. Can't wait for the next one!
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