©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)
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.
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!
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.
This is a heartbreaking and yet wonderful story of a lady and her horse....... it is a must read for any horse lover
"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
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.
"Great book if you love horses"
Yes, if you love horses you will enjoy this book but have tissues out
Was about horses, sad but good
Her love of horses
Yes if I had time
but it made me cry...I was making soup, chopping veg, listening, and reaching for the kitchen roll...
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.
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.
The best narration I've heard. The intonations were heartfelt and carried you through all the emotions of the story
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