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Margo

Petersburg, TN, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building Trust Between Horse and Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mark Rashid
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (34)

    Many horse trainers, even those who espouse the so-called natural horsemanship approach, take the position that horses who fail to obey a human's request are doing so as much out of perversity as ignorance. That's not Mark Rashid's view. In his words, "If we understand that horses can't separate the way they feel from the way they act, then we can start to see that unwanted behavior isn't bad behavior at all. More times than not, it's just the horse expressing the way he feels at that particular moment in time....

    Douglas says: "After growing tired..."
    "What the horse has to say"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Whole Heart, Whole Horse to be better than the print version?

    It's about time somebody said what the horse needs, not jsut how to make them do what you want them to do. This is how to have a relationship with a horse, to understand why they need what they need and what they need on their side of the relationship. It's great.


    What other book might you compare Whole Heart, Whole Horse to and why?

    "Snowman" reminded me of this book. Horses will tell us what they need and who they are, if we stop, shut up, and listen to what they're saying, by what they do. They tell the truth and that catches a human off guard. They mean it when they say it. There needs to be more shut up and listen with horses, maybe then even people who don't want to ride a horse will want the amazing relationship they have to offer, even if you never get on their backs. There is nothing like a horse and what's more amazing is the gift of seeing what we could be, if we were more like them.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sometimes the best thing you can do for the mental stability of a horse is to let them run, not make them run, let them run. That horses are natural followers and will follow a leader, if they can trust their leader. Trust is the greatest gift a horse has to offer. Being trustworthy is the best gift we have to give back, and to learn we possess.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the black showed up.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Considering the Horse: Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mark Rashid
    • Narrated By Kevin Young
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Own an unruly horse? Thinking about purchasing a horse but don't exactly know what to expect once you do? Ever wondered what and how a horse thinks? Mark Rashid tells stories that provide horse owners and potential buyers with the best training solutions - straight from the horse's mouth. By considering the horse's point of view, he explores a variety of solutions to common training problem like head tossing, trailer loading, mounting problems, and more.

    Diana says: "Horse stories jam-packed with training tips and"
    "An Amazing Amazing Amazing Book"
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    Where does Considering the Horse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've read/listened to every Mark Rashid book on here and all I can say is, Mark.... write faster.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Considering the Horse?

    Doc.... I went through that with Star, my old horse, but I had him put down, not shot. I did the same as Walter, feeding him, getting a Equine Dentist for him, anything I could think of. My Vet said I gave Star 5 years more than he ever thought I could and he was in great shape due to that, until his decline which took about a month. I had a hard time letting him go. But, I'll see him again when I get home and, we'll go for a ride.


    What about Kevin Young’s performance did you like?

    Kevin's read was as if he were Mark telling it, isn't that the best anyone can do. Kevin was invisible, which is how he should be. That is perfect to me.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think I answered that already.


    Any additional comments?

    Mark Rashid.... write faster. I was so excited to see this released, finally I had something to listen to when I'm mowing, fixing fences or driving to town. Now.... I have to find something to listen to. I will listen to anything you want to write, about horses.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Natural Health, Natural Medicine: The Complete Guide to Wellness and Self-Care for Optimum Health

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Andrew Weil, M.D.
    • Narrated By Jesse Boggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Here is a comprehensive resource for everything you need to know to maintain optimum health and treat common ailments. This landmark book incorporates Dr. Weil's theories of preventative health maintainence and alternative healing in one extremely useful reference guide, featuring general diet and nutrition information, as well as simple recipes, answers to listeners' most pressing questions, a catalog of home remedies, invaluable resources, and hundreds of practical tips.

    Arnold says: "I found it gave me an updated overlook of the subj"
    "Worst Health Book Ever"
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    What would have made Natural Health, Natural Medicine better?

    If he actually offered something other than the same stupid info you can get anywhere.


    Has Natural Health, Natural Medicine turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, and I've read a book of his before. It was great, inciteful and helpful. These two are daylight and dark from each other.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Seriously monotone.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Serious disappointment in the lack of inciteful information.


    Any additional comments?

    I could have said what he said in this book and I'll save everyone time. He said, eat only vegetables and legumes, no seasonings and drink only water. Which is as stupid as it gets and the most boring way to eat ever, we weren't given all this food to eat like that. I will tell you a diet that will work. If God made it, eat it. He didn't make coke or margarine or pop tarts. He did make meat and fruit and vegetables and butter. If it had a life source, you absorb it's life source by eating it. If no life source, you get no life. This book is just stupid. There is so much more to what foods can do for you, he wasted a lot of time telling us not to eat anything with flavor. Fake food, fake body. Real food, real body. We are starving ourselves by eating things with no life source. We eat and eat and eat, yet we are starving to death, while weighing 200 pounds. Eat some food.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Lotus Grows in the Mud

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Goldie Hawn
    • Narrated By Goldie Hawn
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    Goldie Hawn's life is an ongoing tableau of stories, and she has a born knack for telling them. In this candid and insightful book, Goldie invites us to join her in a look back at the people, places, and events that have touched her. It is the spiritual journey of a heart in search of enlightenment.

    Terri says: "A Lotus Grows in the Mud"
    "A Lotus Grows in the Mud"
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    Where does A Lotus Grows in the Mud rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's well worth the time.


    What other book might you compare A Lotus Grows in the Mud to and why?

    Eat, Pray, Love. The desire to take the journey.


    What does Goldie Hawn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her Personality.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Life is a journey, pick a path and take it all in.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the spiritual aspects and admire the passions and peace in her life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Funny Cide

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By The Funny Cide Team, Sally Jenkins
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    They had no business being there. They were up against million-dollar horses owned by patricians, oilmen, Arab sheiks, and Hollywood producers. They were 10 regular guys, and all they wanted was to win a race. Instead, they won the hearts of America.

    Margo says: "Funny Cide"
    "Funny Cide"
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    If you could sum up Funny Cide in three words, what would they be?

    Heroic
    Victorius
    Underdogs


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Funny Cide, because he realized his role in it all.


    What about Dan Cashman’s performance did you like?

    I liked his performance, but whoever engineered the recording needs to pay more attention to his recording levels. It got quiet and then loud, and loud is better. I have 92 acres to mow and I listen while I'm mowing. I can always turn it down, but I had it all the way up and sometimes I couldn't hear it, then the level would change and it took my ears off.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I have 6 horses, so I love an underdog hero horse story.


    Any additional comments?

    This has caused me to want to finish my book, " For The Love Of A Horse".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Horse Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jane Smiley
    • Narrated By Shelley Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Many astonishing and affecting things happen at the racetrack, and the mysterious universe of horse racing, passionate, cold-hearted, pure, corrupt, is woven into a marvelous tapestry of joy and love, chicanery, folly, greed, and reckless courage. Spanning two years on the circuit, from Kentucky and California to New York and Paris, Horse Heaven, puts us among trainers, nervey jockeys, billionaire breeders, and restless track wives.

    Julie Delio says: "I wish I could review book and narrator separately"
    "Horse Heaven"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, It's a tediously long stroy. I want the Reader's Digest Condensed version.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Too many characters introduced that are not mentioned other than their set up, which I consider a loss lead. Don't introduce me to someone that will go away and I really didn't care about any of them.... any of them.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Learn properly how to pronounce American words.


    Did Horse Heaven inspire you to do anything?

    Nope. Maybe not to bet on horses since there is so much crap going on.


    Any additional comments?

    Author needs to concentrate on, Who's stroy is it anyway? I still don't know. Eileen is the only character completely developed, and I liked when she was the focus.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chosen by a Horse: How a Broken Horse Fixed a Broken Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Susan Richards
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (64)

    The horse Susan Richards chose for rescue wouldn't be corralled into her waiting trailer. Instead, Lay Me Down, a former racehorse with a foal close on her heels, walked right up that ramp and into Susan's life. This gentle creature, malnourished, plagued by pneumonia and an eye infection, had endured a rough road, but somehow her heart was still open and generous.

    Deanna says: "Loved, loved, LOVED this book"
    "For anyone who's loved a horse or been discounted"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Chosen by a Horse to be better than the print version?

    I don't know. I didn't read the print version. I buy these because I love good story, but have a 92 acre farm, 42 animals and a full time job by myself. I can't sit with a book, but I surely can mow something with one read to me.


    What other book might you compare Chosen by a Horse to and why?

    Snowman was GREAT too, because both show you that your background doesn't have to dictate who you are. You have the power to be better than that.


    What about Lorna Raver’s performance did you like?

    She was amazing.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried, knowing her pain. I come from a disfunctional family, but who doesn't, and I lost my horse Star,so I knew her pain. If Christ is coming back on one, then they must be in heaven. I told Star to wait at the gate and we'd go for a ride when I get there. LayMeDown and Star both had most likely been mistreated, but Star chose to trust me and every morning I miss going out and not hearing his morning Hohoho... Ya got any Sweet Feed, Mom?


    Any additional comments?

    It was a wonderful book and I'm grateful the Author finally followed her dream, to write a book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Justin Morgan Had a Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Marguerite Henry
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    "Nope, that little feller don't look like he'll amount to much." That's what almost everyone said about Little Bub. But young Joel Goss knew that Little Bub was a special colt, even though he was a runt. When schoolteacher Justin Morgan asked Joel to gentle the colt, Joel was thrilled. Little Bub proved that size and breed weren't everything. Soon word spread throughout the entire Northeast that this spirited colt could pull heavier loads than a pair of oxen and run faster than thoroughbreds.

    Douglas says: "Great children's classic"
    "Justin Morgan Had A Horse"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Too much fiction.


    What could Marguerite Henry have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Research a bit more, though enough info to tell the truth might not actually be out there, there is too much Disney finishes to story lines.


    Which character – as performed by Patrick Lawlor – was your favorite?

    The horse.


    Was Justin Morgan Had a Horse worth the listening time?

    It was okay. It's pretty childlike.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't take so much creative license.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of America's Most Renowned Horsemen

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Buck Brannaman, William Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (114)

    In The Faraway Horses, Buck Brannaman shares his renowned methods for horse training and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Robert Redford's movie The Horse Whisperer, for which he was the technical adviser.

    Amanda says: "Great Uplifter"
    "The Faraway Horses"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Faraway Horses the most enjoyable?

    The experience of why Buck understands how the horses think. And, I thought it was only me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His honesty.


    Have you listened to any of John Pruden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't know John Pruden from Adam, but he was great at his reading of the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There are lots of Clinicians out there telling you what to do to train a horse. There are very few of them who actually tell you what the horse thinks and why, and they understand, because they've been in that horse's hooves and know what true fear is and how encouragement, not coddling, can turn a fearful horse, like a fearful child, into a productive companion, not a pet nor a broken slave, but a trusted partner. Like anything or anyone else, the horse wants to be understood, wants to understand you and wants to be treated fairly while this learning process is going on.


    Any additional comments?

    Buck is a survivor. Horses are survivors, whether they live in the wild or in our back yards. They must choose to be with us and we must figure out how to make them want to make the choice to want to be with us. Then, a relationship can happen. People must earn this relationship. You can beat your kids, your horse, or anyone until they are broken, if you're big, mean and strong enough. It takes understanding and patience to help a horse become your partner. All Buck does is say, This is what the horse thinks, help him to see things the way they could be.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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