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Black Beauty Performance

Black Beauty: An Audible Original Drama

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Following the success of the double Audie award-winning Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories, Audible Originals UK are excited to announce this reimagination of Sewell's unique concept as an animal-based audio drama for all the family.

Black Beauty features lead performances from Samuel West (BAFTA nominated; Mr Selfridge, Howards End), Samantha Bond (SAG nominated; Downton Abbey, James Bond), Paul Thornley (Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, Les Misérables) and Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders, Great Expectations, Foyle's War) as well as the original theme music 'Galloping Home' by Denis King.

Public Domain (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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  • Mr
    NEWBURY, United Kingdom
    4/23/17
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    "Samuel West portrays Black Beauty wonderfully"
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    As I hadn’t read Black Beauty I was under the impression it was a whimsical horse story for girls - a equine equivalent of Lassie the Wonder Dog. It isn’t.

    Written in 1877 it chronicles the life of Black Beauty and is told by the horse itself.

    A theme of animal welfare and human kindness runs throughout the life of Black Beauty, though on a few occasions it did sound a little preachy. The only other minor criticism is that as I know what Tamzin Outhwaite looks like, when Ginger spoke an image of Ms Outhwaite was speaking in my head rather than a horse. Samuel West portrays Black Beauty wonderfully.

    An enjoyable listen and am glad to have used a credit for it.

    A big thanks to Audible, please keep producing audio dramas as they are really appreciated!



    [ If you would like to hear more audio stories from the viewpoint of a horse have a look at ‘Warhorses of Letters’ starring Stephen Fry. ]

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • miss t groves
    4/24/17
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    "Wow! This is just awesome!"
    What made the experience of listening to Black Beauty the most enjoyable?

    Sensitive adaptation; excellent cast; beautiful narration!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Beauty?

    the happy ending


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Sensitivity; kindness; beauty and power.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh and cry. I loved it.


    Any additional comments?

    A beautiful, sensitive and awesome performance of this timeless classic. Well done.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • AMANDA
    4/28/17
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    "A great listen "

    A very enjoyable book I, was surprised how good it was, a lot of action in this story. So glad I downloaded it, would highly recommend it., it's not just for the young one's , older one's too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • shamsher ali
    4/25/17
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    "listened to it none stop "

    It's fantastic story basic yet short but beautiful excellent performance Well told very well told only wished it was longer n how wished other book be like this one with music and sound effect more please from the author most welcome

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    Bath
    5/2/17
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    "Clearly enjoyable story"

    It was so great to listen to Black Beauty.
    I couldn't make up my mind if I should buy the audiobook or not. I like audiobooks very much but I was never much into horse stories and I was not familiar with the story of Black Beauty.
    I am glad I bought It. The speakers and the production is excellent. It is about animal cruelty and the importance of kindness. I also learned a lot about the care of horses, which I found to my surprise interesting. I think Black Beauty can be listened to by children and adults.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. N. Mittra
    5/21/17
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    "Enjoyed it!!"

    Superb book, beautifully narrated ! Love it, enjoyed it thoroughly ... love the book from start to finish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hannah Green
    5/17/17
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    "Black Beauty"

    Brilliant, Ginger is a very brave horse! You should do a folowing book!!!!!!!! Super BLAK-BEATY!!!!!🐴🐰🐏🐄🐰🐇

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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