In the hills of Tennessee, Shane Carson, a gifted, nationally-recognized horseman, is living the good life. When a mysterious mustang shows up on his farm, Shane doesn't know how - or why - the horse appeared, but the horse's distinctive brand identifies her. She is one of the Spirit Horses, a rare, wild herd that runs free on the Shoshone reservation in Wyoming. Watched over for centuries in the tribe's ancestral valleys, these exquisite horses, according to belief, provide a link to the afterlife.
When tragedy strikes in his life, Shane nearly loses his will to live - but for one promise he made to his young son: to return the mustang to her rightful home.
On this bittersweet journey, Shane finds a world where tradition reigns, and ancient beliefs transcend modern logic. In this magnificent expanse of blue sky and wide open spaces, love is alive, but hate, intolerance, and greed threaten to close in. To make good on his vow, Shane must face the danger that threatens these horses, the tribe's legacy, and his destiny.
©2009 Alan S. Evans (P)2012 Alan S. Evans
I really enjoyed this story. I like Shane and his family is wonderful. Tragedy threatens to overcome him and he works to recover by keeping a promise that turns out to be more difficult than he first imagined. A wild mustang that has become such a good friend to his family is the focus of this promise, to simply set her free in her birthplace becomes alot more than Shane bargained for.
Through all this he learns to heal and love again.
The end surprised me in a very good way, even though I would have wished things to go differently, It was the right way to end this story. Bittersweet and a story I will remember for a long time.
Great horse and western story. Heartbreaking and yet full of life. Very enjoyable. Indian beliefs respected and honored. Spirited away!
Hi, I love listening to books when I'm driving it is better than listening to today's music.
You can tell this author has potential but this story and narrator were hesitant and choppy. There was long pauses during the story which made the performance seem unnatural. I enjoyed the premise of the story and the characters. There was adventure and unnecessary loss through out the story. I would like to see this book reworked in about five years because it has the potential to be a great book and an awarding winning novel.
The story itself was very enjoyable...horses, ranching, indian folklore, the description of the countryside...what's not to love?
Okay, I'll admit, it may not be the most sophisticated book I've read or listened to, but it reminded me of the kinds of books I used to love reading...
His voice for male characters was okay. At times he sounded like one of the very popular voice-over actors that I hear on a number of commercials. I wasn't as impressed with his voices of the female characters and at times, there was such a change in the tone of his voice that I wasn't sure he was still supposed to be the same character. It was, in my estimation, the weakest part of of this recording.
Shane, I suppose. His relationship with those on the reservation and the ones in town that he befriended.Sloppy...because of what she represented with the connection to Shane's family.
As I began to listen to this story, I really thought I might have chosen a YA book by mistake, but then the language became more "adult" and I figured it was just the way the author intended...still, this was a good read/listen that I didn't get bored with.
This is a great book...well written, entertaining and educational.
Shane's loss..I won't go into details, but I cried.
The Indian's letting the man release his horse back into the wild.
Could feel passion in his voice and I felt as if I was right there.
Nature at its best.
The idea was good. I was really disappointed by the standard of writing and narration! A waste of a credit!
Anything not written by Alan S. Evans or narrated by Ted Brooks!
stilted style. He sounded as if he were reading a script - badly!
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