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  • Black Beauty | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    In this classic story, set in Victorian England, a well-born colt tells his life story, from his early years in a pleasant meadow to his experiences as an elegant carriage horse and then an overworked cab horse. As he passes from one owner to another, some gentle, some cruel, Black Beauty tells a moving tale of an animal's perspective on the human world.

    Amazon Pal says: "Enjoy the classics with help from narrator."
  • Black Beauty | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By Peter Batchelor
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    The compelling tale of a spirited young Thoroughbred. Anna Sewell said that her purpose in writing this novel was "to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses." The book broke records for sales and is the sixth best seller in the English language.

    Margie M. says: "Even more enjoyable than when I read it as a child"
  • Black Beauty: An Audible Original Drama | Anna Sewell,R. D. Carstairs - adaptation

    Black Beauty: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
    • Narrated By Samuel West, Samantha Bond, Tamzin Outhwaite, and others
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    Framed as a first-person narrative from the eponymous horse, this much-loved family classic follows Black Beauty's journey from a well-born colt to a painfully overworked cab horse. Brimming with vivid detail and relatable characters, each chapter of Black Beauty's long and varied life communicates an important message about kindness, sympathy and understanding.

  • Black Beauty: Everleaf Series, Book 0 | Constance Burris

    Black Beauty: Everleaf Series, Book 0

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Constance Burris
    • Narrated By Kila Kitu
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    At Vista Apartment Complex, life drastically changes for four of its residents when they decide to do business with Crazy Jade, the supposed voodoo witch who can grant your wish - for a price. Shemeya wants the confidence to stand up to the girls bullying her at school, but she soon has to choose between keeping her dreadlocks and living a normal life. After catching her boyfriend cheating, Latreece just wants to have the same curves as all the other girls. Ashley will do whatever she can to have "white girl flow" but takes her pursuit too far when she steals from Crazy Jade.

    Audiobookhoe says: "Horror for the new generation"
  • Black Beauty | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By Sharon Hoyland
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    Black Beauty is brought to life in this evenly paced, easy to listen to audio drama. A subtle blend of music and sound effects immerses you into the atmosphere and many characterisations. Enjoy following the adventures of this noble young horse through a rich mix of 19th-century life in England to happy endings in his last home.

    Kathryn Null says: "Love"
  • Black Beauty | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By Bob Thomley
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    Anna Sewell did not write Black Beauty as a novel for children. She said that her purpose in writing the novel was "to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses".

    The book broke records for sales and is the sixth best seller in the English language.

    Jan says: "Talking animals aren't my style"
  • Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    When Black Beauty is just a foal, his mother tells him to be gentle and good, hard-working and obedient to his humans always. Beauty's first job, as carriage horse to Squire Gordon, rewards his good behavior. But when the Gordons fall on hard times, Beauty is sold to an estate whose mistress insists on the bearing rein, a device that forces a horse's head into an uncomfortable but chic position. After scarring his knees in a fall, Beauty is sold once again, to a hard life in a livery stable.

  • Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By Victoria McGee
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    With 50 million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. The story is narrated in the first "person" as an autobiographical memoir told by a horse named Black Beauty—including his carefree days as a colt on an English farm, his later difficult life pulling cabs in London, and his happy retirement in the country.

    Wendy says: "Awesome"
  • Black Beauty | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
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    This classic tale of a handsome, spirited horse, Black Beauty has been a children's favourite for over 100 years. Sewell tells the story of Beauty's life from a young foal through to a working horse.

    qtvxzplr says: "Perfect reading of my favorite book"
  • Beauty from Surrender | Georgia Cates

    Beauty from Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Georgia Cates
    • Narrated By Robert Black, Bunny Warren
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    After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer's outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career - until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself.

    karen says: "Such a Seductive, emotional and romantic story."
  • Black Beauty | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By David McCallion
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    Black Beauty is an autobiographical memoir detailing the journey of a horse, from his whimsical days as a young colt on a farm in 19th Century England, before moving on towards tough times hauling cabs in London and finally ending with a peaceful rest in the country.

  • Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    From its first publication in 1877, Black Beauty has been one of the best-loved animal stories ever written. The dramatic and heartwarming tale is told by the magnificent black horse himself, from his idyllic days on a country squire’s estate to his harsh fate as a London cab horse and his merciful rescue by two kindly old ladies. Filled with vivid anecdotes about animal intelligence, the novel derives a special magic from the love of all creatures, great and small, apparent on every page.

    PowderRiverRose says: "Read this book before getting any creature"
  • Black Beauty | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    Black Beauty is a novel by English author Anna Sewell written around 1877. The story is told in the first person and is a fictional autobiographical memoir told from the perspective of a horse named Black Beauty. The story follows this horse's life, from his young days on an English farm with his mother, to the more dreadful years of pulling cabs in London, and ending with his happy retirement in the country.

  • Black Beauty | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    Black Beauty, the friendly, patient stallion with a white blaze upon his forehead, is one of the most familiar figures in children's literature. After the first lively carefree years in the fields, Black Beauty learns to accept the saddle and bridle and the rule of her masters. But a succession of misfortunes shows that the life of a horse can be harsh and painful. This touching portrait, full of drama and sadness, is as moving now as when it was first written in 1877.

  • Beauty from Pain | Georgia Cates

    Beauty from Pain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Georgia Cates
    • Narrated By Bunny Warren, Robert Black
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    Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia's most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth makes him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that's why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they're always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.

    heather says: "Great story! Very Hot."
  • Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    An amazingly fast and strong but gentle thoroughbred, Black Beauty peacefully gallops across open meadows, carrying adoring children through the English countryside. But then a tragic accident forces his owner to sell him, and Black Beauty enters a world where horses are treated with bitter violence. Longing for his joyful youth on his original master's farm, Black Beauty faces horrible, demeaning abuse but never loses his spirit - or his great hope that he'll find happiness again.

  • The Black Sheep and the Hidden Beauty | Donna Kauffman

    The Black Sheep and the Hidden Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Donna Kauffman
    • Narrated By Sebastian York
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    With her mud-caked boots, quiet strength, and gentle manner, she's nothing like the flashy, seductive, overtly feminine women Rafe usually beds. The closer he gets to her, the harder it is to control that fiery passion he's worked hard to keep cooled, the kind that can catch a man off guard and leave him open to danger - because whatever secret Elena's protecting, it's big - and worth killing for. Because when you're from the Bronx, you take care of what you love - or die trying!

    Terri C. says: "No hiding this great story!"
  • Black Beauty | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By Kate Redding
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    The story of a beautiful thoroughbred horse abused by its owners is also a story of courage and love. It is one of the greatest children's classics.

    Lisa says: "So glad I finally got to this classic!"
  • Black Beauty | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By Frances Sternhagen
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    Black Beauty spent her youthful days grazing in grassy meadows, with ponds of clear water, shade trees and apples. But life for her was not always meadows and shade trees, but a life of work and hoping some day soon to return to the meadows with her old friends under the apple trees.

  • Black Beauty | Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty

    • ABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
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    This is the autobiographical account of a highbred horse whose adventures span from his youth on a farm to his difficult life pulling cabs in London; a story about sympathy and understanding of horses and other living creatures around us.

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