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National Velvet

Narrated by: Annette Chown
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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The book that inspired the classic film starring Elizabeth Taylor, National Velvet is a true classic. Alongside Black Beauty and My Friend Flicka, it is one of the great horse books for children. The most famous and loved racing story of all time.

National Velvet is a classic tale of dreams, ambition and one girl's belief in a horse.

'Velvet'll sit on a horse like a shadow and breathe her soul into it.... I never seen such a creature on a horse.'

Velvet is mad about horses. When she wins a piebald horse in a raffle, she knows he's something special. His heart is as big as the five-foot fences he jumps, and he'll do anything for Velvet. Soon she and her friend, Mi, have their sights set on the biggest race in England. But can a girl win the Grand National?

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Just wonderful

Annette Chown did an outstanding job narrating this book. Such a wonderful story and delightful listening. Definitely a book I recommend for all children to read.

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Great!

Great story! saw the movie, but hadn't read the book before... well worth it. I highly recommend.

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  • 12-16-19

The best story ever

Please tell Enid Bagnold the best story I’ve ever listen to .Matilda Bogle
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  • 07-10-16

Best book ever!!

This Book is so amazing it has Inspired be to compete at Horse of The Year. This book is full of Faith love hope and inspiration❤️