©2006 Susan Richards; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"This is a bracing and likable book, highly recommended for backyard horsewomen and their admirers." (Publishers Weekly)
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
for horse lovers and romantics.
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.
For anyone who loves animals whatever kind it is this book is a must. A tender loving story.
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.
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!
Lover of books, animals, the sun on my face, and the wind at my back! #Clemson
Yes! And I don't typically re-read books because there are far too many, and such little time. But this one would be an excellent "cozy up and read again" option.
Lay Me Down... while most might say Susan, I think Lay Me Down tells the best portions of this story.
Susan. There is SO MUCH reliability in this character. Any woman can recount her own versions of Susan's past, and any young girl can tell you she has hopes and dreams not unlike those of Susan.
I laughed, mostly at Lay Me Down's antics (and those of the other horses in the pasture), but also at Susan's blunt, truthful reactions to the world. And of course, whenever there is a horse involved in any story, there is likely to be some tears.
Not as good as "Saving Baby," but very, very, very good nonetheless. Well written, very well read, and an excellent reminder of what's important in this world. Highly recommend!
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.
the reader was a great 'character'. I love horses and could relate to her attachment, and her loss of Lay Me Down. Her herd is such a fun and relatable group and each of their personalities shines through the reader's voice.
Soul of a Horse is another true encounter that is as heartwarming and insightful as this into these gorgeous and often times difficult creatures. Makes you want one if you don't have one (or two or three or...) yet.
Georgia sure comes to life! Pushy Diva :) the skittish one reminds me a bit of my timid rescued appaloosa Cherokee so I could relate to Susan and him (cant remember his name, not Hotshot). and her first pony as a kid reminded me of our mini Pearl. Attitude galore.
may read her "sequel" though doubt i'll get the one about her experiences pre-Lay Me since she covers some of that already in this one.
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