©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 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.
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.
Yes, good story line. Will make you cry though.
Can't tell because it would ruin the story for you if I told you.
The book came to life with the struggle and victory of the lead character. The reader totally pulled me into all the emotions and goodness of the story. I laughed and cried. Good kind of a cry though. Enjoyable laugh too.
I could have listened to it all at once , but since I listen while I sew or cook I had to go on to other things.
If you love horses and also want to learn worthwhile life lessons, this is a book you will enjoy.
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.
Yes because it was so real and I was sucked into the story from the very beginning.
I loved the connection this troubled woman had to the troubled horse and how close they became.
I can't pick a single one.
OMG when it was Lay Me Down's last day. I cried so hard and felt like I was there holding her head in my lap as well.
It's a wonderful book for everyone who has ever loved horses.
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