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Chosen by a Horse Audiobook

Chosen by a Horse: How a Broken Horse Fixed a Broken Heart

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Publisher's Summary

The horse Susan Richards chose for rescue wouldn't be corralled into her waiting trailer. Instead, Lay Me Down, a former racehorse with a foal close on her heels, walked right up that ramp and into Susan's life. This gentle creature, malnourished, plagued by pneumonia and an eye infection, had endured a rough road, but somehow her heart was still open and generous. It seemed fated that she would come into Susan's paddock and teach her how to embrace the joys of life despite the dangers of living.

©2006 Susan Richards; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"This is a bracing and likable book, highly recommended for backyard horsewomen and their admirers." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Patti 12-13-16
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    Usually I will only listen to memoirs by the author; it's much more real to me. I chose to listen to this one anyway. Not only was the story amazing, sad and all too relatable; the narrator was so good! I truly could believe it was her story throughout. I laughed, I cried, I contemplated. This is one of the best books I've listened to yet!

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    allieoop 11-23-16
    allieoop 11-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Different narrator please "

    narrator voice didn't fit with age of character of the srory. the horse parts were . could have donetw/out some of the personal stuff.

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    Amazon Customer 08-12-16
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    Absolutely loved this book and so well read with all the right emotions. Thank you

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    beenthere 07-13-16
    beenthere 07-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Well moving"

    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.

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    Amy 04-06-16
    Amy 04-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautifully raw and real."

    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!

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    Sandra 03-25-16
    Sandra 03-25-16
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    "Heart felt"

    I loved this book. I have not cried in a long time. It's heart felt.

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    Wudnutt Tennessee 12-13-15
    Wudnutt Tennessee 12-13-15 Member Since 2015

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    "for everyone who loves (or even llikes) horses"

    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.

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    janice 08-08-15
    janice 08-08-15
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    "fabulous listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Chosen by a Horse the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Chosen by a Horse to and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Lorna Raver – was your favorite?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Carol 06-21-15
    Carol 06-21-15
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    "The "notebook" for horses."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, good story line. Will make you cry though.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Chosen by a Horse?

    Can't tell because it would ruin the story for you if I told you.


    What does Lorna Raver bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    If you love horses and also want to learn worthwhile life lessons, this is a book you will enjoy.

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    Ruth Nielsen 06-17-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Big Disappointment"

    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.

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