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Chosen by a Horse Audiobook

Chosen by a Horse: How a Broken Horse Fixed a Broken Heart

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Publisher's Summary

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. It seemed fated that she would come into Susan's paddock and teach her how to embrace the joys of life despite the dangers of living.

©2006 Susan Richards; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"This is a bracing and likable book, highly recommended for backyard horsewomen and their admirers." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Ruth Nielsen 06-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Big Disappointment"

    This is more of a self pity party than a horse story . I didn't expect a lengthy tale of a bad childhood and miserable adulthood - and the narrator's whining reading voice just made it worse. I will avoid both author and narrator in the future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 08-29-09
    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 08-29-09 Member Since 2008

    College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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    "Great tale"

    for horse lovers and romantics.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Hudson, WI, United States 05-27-09
    Jennifer Hudson, WI, United States 05-27-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Heartwarming story"

    This was a nice story to listen to. Heartwarming and sweet. It was nice to have a story about a horse (or any animal for that matter) that actually stuck with the story of the animal and didn't digress (too much) to the story of the person. Horse lovers, you'll like this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BARBARA Lancaster, PA, United States 02-26-08
    BARBARA Lancaster, PA, United States 02-26-08 Member Since 2005
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    "A Must For Any Animal Lover"

    For anyone who loves animals whatever kind it is this book is a must. A tender loving story.

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    Donna Lakeland, FL, United States 02-18-08
    Donna Lakeland, FL, United States 02-18-08
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    "heartwarming"

    Being an animal lover I enjoyed this book. A great example of the healing powers of unconditional love.

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    Amazon Customer 08-12-16
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    "moving"

    Absolutely loved this book and so well read with all the right emotions. Thank you

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    beenthere 07-13-16
    beenthere 07-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Well moving"

    This is a great book and a great recording, easy to understand, and very well animated!! The narrator is an excellent reader and storyteller. The only place I felt it fell short was the narrators voice sounded like a much older woman then 43, so every time the author referred to her age it made me stop for a second because the voice didn't line up with the words.

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    Amy 04-06-16
    Amy 04-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautifully raw and real."

    As a person who has had horses since childhood and recently endured very similar experiences with a dog, I loved this book. She took my heart, my feelings, and beautifully put them into words In a way I could never do. I am grateful I read this book. It enriched my mind and soul. Beautifully written!

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    Sandra 03-25-16
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    "Heart felt"

    I loved this book. I have not cried in a long time. It's heart felt.

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    Wudnutt Tennessee 12-13-15
    Wudnutt Tennessee 12-13-15 Member Since 2015

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    "for everyone who loves (or even llikes) horses"

    My writing skills are not sufficient to do justice to this book. so rather than ramble about each part of it's greatness, I'll make it short: very funny, very sad. As they say about a good book- - -I didn't want to put it down - or - in this case, pause it. Absolutely amazing book that will live in my memory, I think, the rest of my life, especially whenever I am around horses.

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  • A User
    6/18/09
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    "Sweet Book"

    This is a heartbreaking and yet wonderful story of a lady and her horse....... it is a must read for any horse lover

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Bittersweet account of pet ownership"

    Whilst this book will generally appeal to horse devotees, it is an account of pet ownership of more elderly animals and the trials and tribulations that goes along with it. It was an enjoyable listen and the narrator was very good. Worth a listen but you may need industrial quantities of tissues to hand

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  • Angel
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    "very sad"

    very sad and upsetting, the story portrayed the bond between horse and human very well. slightly annoying how 43 years of age is repeatedly referred to as old..the references to the age of the lady in the book would of been more appropriate for a seventy year old, very well narrated.

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  • Tina
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    "Great book if you love horses"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you love horses you will enjoy this book but have tissues out


    What did you like best about this story?

    Was about horses, sad but good


    What does Lorna Raver bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Her love of horses


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes if I had time


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  • Stephanie
    11/17/14
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    "Lovely"

    but it made me cry...I was making soup, chopping veg, listening, and reaching for the kitchen roll...

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  • DMac17
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    8/4/14
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    "Loved it!"
    If you could sum up Chosen by a Horse in three words, what would they be?

    Three words wouldn't be enough. It was a beautiful tale of a women finding a horse and herself over a number of years. It was an honest and beautifully revealing journey that didn't dwell on the trials and tribulations, but chose to see the majesty and opportunity for progression.


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

    What made the book for me was the authors honest appraisal of her tough journey and the human capacity to learn and move forward. Also, the story was engaging throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    The best narration I've heard. The intonations were heartfelt and carried you through all the emotions of the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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