©1940, 1941, renewed 1968, 1969 Mary O'Hara; (P)2005 HarperCollinsPublishers, Inc.
Read as a child, reread as an adult! What a contrast in takes from the horse lover I have been since little and hobby farmer/parent I am now. A great book to listen and read along WITH your horse loving children!
Yes - it's one of my favourite stories of all time.
The whole book, from start to finish, it was as good as the first time I read it.
I'd have to think twice about it. He mispronounced the characters' surname, McLaughlin. He got it right about twice but it's how Mary O'Hara refers to the main character's father, so it comes up a lot in the book.
There is a film about the book. Unfortunately, they recently made another movie based on the novel, but I'm yet to see the relativity.
Michael Louis Well doesn't do a bad job, but his mispronunciation of the surname really detracted from his performance.
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
for a classic. Sure, there's Justin Morgan Had A Horse, The Red Pony, and the endless trail of other "young-dreamy-boy-wants-a-horse-or-a-dog-but-his-overbearing-but-well-meaning-father-won't-let-him-have-one-etc." books, but there are great passages of description here (even if it romantisizes country life a bit) and some beautiful turns of language. The dialogue is often stilted and obviously explicative ("why, dear, do you mean the big, jet-black, silken stallion that you raised up from a yearling when you were but 14 and which you rode until the very day you turned 30?..." but it's a kids' book, so, we'll let it slide...
This publication uses profanity and Gods' name in vain. Unbelievable that adults can't find a more mature way of expresing things. For petes sake this is a childrens book. I purchased this for my 5 year old grandaughter. Gratefully I listened to it first. Sad, she will never hear it.
I loved listening to this book, an excellent story line with fantastic characters. I can't wait to listen to the next part. I would recommend this book for everyone. I learned a whole lot about friendship.
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