the title of this book does not acurately describe anything in the plot. its about a 12 yr old kid who has a bunch of problems - which are uninteresting, the whole book you wait for something to happen, and it doesn't. when it's over you basically say to yourself... "no... really???" the narrator is good, but the story sucks. it does have horses in it but it does not really tell anything note worthy about them, no facts, details that one could find interesting. also the author has a wordy style, which is ok in the beginning, but it gets old fast and turns into a waste of time, especially when you're listening to it because its not like you could just read over them really fast and ignor them.
i read the other reviews, and what-da???!!!*%$# heck?? are you people nuts! that was the worst audible book EVER!!! it sucks!! the whole story. what story? it's terrible, not entertaining in any way, not suspenceful, not sad, not happy, just bla. and it sure is not about stealing horses. i finished it only cuz once i start something i have to finish it and i really regret having that as one of my personality traits. i will say one positive thing... the narrator has a good voice
it takes a little time to start to like it. kinda slow in the beginning. and it's based out of london so it' would be better if you had been to london so you could picture how it might be set up, where the girl rides her horse ect - how far she rides - that kind of thing. the narrator also has an english acent. but is easy to understand it just takes time to get used to it.
i also liked the narrator the voice was easy to listen to. and it was free so why not!
i like the short stories, they were easy to listen to, and free - so that makes them even better.
dumb, stupid, uninteresting are words i would use to describe this book. but it was free so... thank god i didn't pay for it.
very much like a dick francis book. also i liked the insight into the gambling / horse racing it makes it informative. also thought the narrator was good. it's a mystery book with horse racing in it. the end of the book gets complicated for a narrated book - maybe it would have been better to actually read it than to have to pay attention to it.
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.
i loved this a.book, it gives such a good insight into the racing world. gives acurate facts and statistics of racing. i personally think the book goes a little overboard on the background of the people... cuz there are 10 of them. but i guess it's essential to the story. i agree with the post above if you like seabiscuit, you'll like this one. and the narrator is pretty good too.
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