Natasha is a lawyer whose job is to represent the best interests of children. Her confidence in her judgement has been shaken and her marriage has died - but an encounter with Sarah may lead to Natasha learning all she needs to know about life from a fourteen-year-old girl and a large horse named Boo...
©2009 Jojo Moyes; (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd
This book took me by surprise. JoJo Moyes write a beautiful story with accurate details and a phenomenal ending. This is probably the best book I have purchased in 2016. I recommend it to anyone who loves a good story about horses and he loves a good story.
The journey I traveled while reading this book was an absolute joy! I didn't want to stop reading, yet I dreaded the ride's ending. Now that it has, I know I will just listen to it again sometime and enjoy it all over again!
The relationship between Sarah and her beloved horse touched my heart. I am a horse lover and a horse owner and understand the lengths this sad child went through to protect him. The description of the training was so precise and yet understandable to the non- horse person. I love that people who do not spend their days with horses can come to understand even a tiny bit of what goes into true horsemanship.
Thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. Listened to it all in one day. I guess I'm not as particular as other reviewers as I enjoyed the narrator and wasn't bothered by accents. The author painted a very visual picture of all the characters including the horse. As I am a horse lover and love the art of dressage, I enjoyed the emphasis on the quotes from Xenophon. The were an integral part of the book. Also loved the emphasis on photography and the descriptions of the important photos throughout the book. The twists and turns had just the right amount of frustration and resolution. Loved the ending and epilogue!
I own horses and this story hit the pit of my heart! For anyone that owns or wants a horse, please read it. The narration at the beginning was a bit difficult to understand due to the accents but hang in there and you will not want to put it down.
I have enjoyed every book she had written, but I think this one is my favorite. The only problem is that I came to the end of it and now need to find something equally good to listen to. The narrator was excellent as well.
I liked the. idea of the story but the wife was very whiney and the characters kept misunderstanding each others feelings. i had to fast forward through it to the better parts.
This novel reaches much further and deeper then a typical girl and her horse story. The author skillfully creates a story about struggle and loss. Each character quickly becomes someone you either don't like or someone you find yourself rooting on. Issues of pain and hope carry the story along keeping you wondering what might happen next. It was never predictable and it held my interest all the way to the last page. For the horse lover, there is a coming of age.story with a horseback journey through England and France that is so well written that I found myself rereading several phrases just to enjoy the the way the author would paint a picture or describe a moment. Ultimately I found this story to be about the fragile attachments we have as people stemming back into generations and how no matter how old we are that if we are honest with ourselves we can find the hope to heal
I will definitely be reading more of JoJo's books and I highly recommend "The Horse Dancer" to anyone looking for a great read. I also listened to the audio book and the narrator is spot on excellent. A perfect performance for the telling of this story
This book kept me interested and wanting to know more right to the verry end
This was the first of Jo Jo Moyes books that I have read and it was fantastic. It took a little while to get going but totally addictive after that!!
"Good listen, pulls you in."
About 6/10 of the books I have listened too.
The strong young girl, who is main character
Very good narration
"Amazing, emotional, unexpected."
yes, it's just such a fantastic story.
Brilliant understanding of each character although she could do with working on her men's voices.
Oh yes, I laughed several times. I shouted at my phone hundreds of times at the characters lack of communication with each other making their circumstances worse and I cried real tears into the bolognese I was cooking at the ending. Didn't expect to like it but one of the best books I've found in a long time!
A slow start, despite knowing it had a slow start I still almost gave up but give it a couple of chapters and you'll find yourself invested in the characters well being without even being able to pinpoint when you started to care!
"Enjoyable story. Which kept you interested & wanting to know more about the character."
Love Jojo Moyes books & this story didn't disappoint. Will recommend for summer holiday read to my " horsey " friend.
Even though I am middle aged I really enjoyed this easy listening book.. I have always loved horses which helped..
A good story from start to finish you are willing the girl and the horse to go and triumphant
this story has the good the bad and the ugly
if you love animals this is a good book for you
"One of the best books I have ever read"
Amazing Must Read
This is definitely one of the best books I have ever read or listened to.I normally read crime or thriller books ,although I have an interest in horses it gripped me from the beginning very descriptive I could have almost be there .The most moving part was in the hospital room when the photos were placed round the room lovely .
"A gripping read"
Yes I would. JoJo Moyes always writes an epic story and this was no exception. It had so many different angles in it with Sara the main character (and the horse Boo of course!) being at the centre of it all.
I don't really know of one
Cowboy John and Natasha
There were so many moving moments in this book but particularly I would say when Sara was determined to leave her horse in France but didn't have the confidence at that time to tell Natasha and Mack why
I love all Jojo Moyes' books, they are all so different from each other. I have no affinity with horses but I could really feel the love Sara had for her amazing horse. It was a book with a real feel good factor at the end.
Was sceptical as to whether I'd enjoy this book but it was great, undulating with heart pounding moments.
Really enjoyed living in another world whilst listening to this book.
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