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When the steamer Drake is shipwrecked off the Spanish coast, only two passengers survive. One is Alec Ramsay, a young American boy. The other is the Black Stallion, the wildest of all wild creatures. Stranded together on a desert island, boy and stallion develop a deep and wonderful understanding. The Black Stallion is the horse Alec has always dreamed of - beautiful, free-spirited, and astonishingly strong. Alec is determined to tame him and bring him home to New York. But the job turns out to be more difficult and dangerous that he ever thought possible, for a wild Arabian stallion will not settle down easily into the quiet American countryside. Generations have been captivated by Walter Farley’s heartwarming story of the extraordinary horse and the boy who loves him. To this day, The Black Stallion remains one of the best-loved books of children around the world and a classic of children’s literature.

©1941 Walter Farley (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC

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Precious story! Hugely satisfying!

A beautiful, timeless classic! Will read again. Frank Muller's voice is a great match for this book. He is easy to listen to, and enjoyed his style very much. Classic stories, such as The Black Stallion, and headsets, go well together!

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The Black was awesome

We all loved it my boys 9 and 8 and their sister 6. Great narrator, perfect story for the entire family. Everyone looked forward to book time!

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Excellent for children!

If you could sum up The Black Stallion in three words, what would they be?

A classic for all children. We listened this summer and all my children (12, 10, and 7) were attentive and involved in the story. Great narrator. Will look for Frank Muller again. His voice was pleasing and never distracting.

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

We listened to a couple chapters each morning on the commute in to summer school.

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This story has it all-excitement and adventure!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Black Stallion to be better than the print version?

It really makes the story more enjoyable for young listeners.

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

His use of his wonderful voice brought each character to life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A wild horse, a young hero, an amazing adventure!

Any additional comments?

Loved it!!!

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Thrilling!

I loved it so much! And the narrator did such a good job and was able to tons of voices and accents. But the story was so wonderful! My husband turned me on to it due to memories of having a school teacher read it to him and his 6th grade class 35 years ago. He never forgot it, and the entire class was spellbound by it. I heard there are sequels and I am definitely going to get them . I did NOT want this story to end.

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Youth classics are classics for a good reason.

If you could sum up The Black Stallion in three words, what would they be?

Still a classic

Any additional comments?

There are still thrills in this great old book. It has been a movie for a reason. The theme is classic and it is a tightly written book that defies time.

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  • Emily
  • Peoria, IL, United States
  • 05-14-12

The Black Stallion

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this audiobook without a doubt. The product was high quality and follows the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed Henry, he was truly brought to life by the voices the narrator uses.

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

No, I used it with my classroom and we listened to it daily for approximately 2 weeks.

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  • JULIA
  • Tracyton, WA, United States
  • 03-27-18

A great story.

I've had all the Black Stallion books since I was a girl and wished for a horse. Never got one :-) but read many horse stories. Would read this series every year or so; I'm now in my 70s and I like the tales as much as ever. Very capable narrator, good voice, and made the story come alive. ... Just wish the REST of these books were available on audio!

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Excellent!

One of our family favorites. Fantastic performance! Highly recommended for kids ages 7-10 years.

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A Love Story

It's been so long since I first read this book that I didn't really remember anything about it at all, which made it a fun reread.

It's basically a love story between a boy and a stallion, plus a shipwreck and some racing to add to the excitement.