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In his deeply personal account, Rupert Isaacson tells the amazing story of his autistic son and his transformation through the healing power of horses.

From his home in Texas to the wilds of Mongolia, we follow the Isaacson family on an epic journey on horseback - a journey that would test their love, challenge their beliefs and change their lives.

©2009 Rupert Isaacson (P)2009 Hachette Audio

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  • Pia
  • 10-29-09

Amazing story!

This story is so inspirational! It is fantastic also to hear it read by the father who wrote it, I watched the documentary film afterwards but it was nowhere near as good as the book. Too much was cut out - however it was interesting to compare the two. I would definitely recommend this amazing journey, and adventure and story of endurance. Loved it!

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  • Barbara Muir
  • 03-08-10

Love and Dedication

I was overwhelmed by sheer scale of the task that Rupert Issacson and his dear wife set them selfs, their selflesness was quite extraordinary the journey they undertook was a crusade that Ruperts faith would better his sons quality of life was unshakable.
I don't want to say any more as it would only spoil the book, I was almost in tears at various parts and would recommend this as a must read.

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  • Benny
  • 03-21-18

A book with a differrence.

Did not know quite what to expect when I bought this book. As a horse lover, the title was enough to make me buy it to try.

Well read by the author it is a journey of hope and discovery.

It has taught me a great deal I did not know about the problems of having an autistic member of a family.

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  • Alex
  • 12-19-17

Fantastic

An honest and reflective insight to a journey of discovery for an autistic child and his parents in the mountains of Mongolia. I feel like I was there with them on the venture and look forward to hearing more. Great narration and performance.

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  • Sarah Noakes
  • 09-29-17

Brilliant

loved this book when I read it in paper version and with Rupert narrating.Want to find the sequel on audio

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  • Andrea O.
  • 04-03-17

An amazing listen 😊

I didn't want this book to end...It is an incredible story of hope, heart break and happiness.
For those with an interest in autism, this book is so interesting and thought provoking.
For those with little or no knowledge of autism, you will be utterly amazed at the struggle and perseverance of one family's bid to help their son.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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  • Ms. S. L. Baker
  • 02-16-15

amazing!

A wonderful, insightful, beautiful family journey and extremely interesting. A real pleasure to listen to and makes you really contemplate it after each listen. I'll never forget it.

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  • Neil
  • 02-15-15

enthralling

kept my interest and emotionally on the edge of my seat feeling for the parents every word of the book good luck rupet wishing you every success with your good work

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  • Melanie
  • 01-08-15

What a journey.

So said the book is finished, just wanted it to carry one. What a gift to all those who read it. Thank you.

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  • Barbara Wharton
  • 04-08-14

Amazing story

The way it was read was wonderful. You could feel all the emotions pain, fear, heartache and the happiness that came at the end. Loved it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-28-18

Inspirational audiobook

Horse boy is an Amazing, inspiring, engaging and heart warming story. I Highly recommend this audiobook. So Beautifully written

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  • Jess
  • 12-10-15

Superb read!

Absolutely loved this retelling. Great story and a great reading by the author himself. Brought tears to my eyes then made me laugh again. Truly wonderful, thank you.