• Smart Ass

  • How a Donkey Challenged Me to Accept His True Nature & Rediscover My Own
  • By: Margaret Winslow
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Smart Ass

By: Margaret Winslow
Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
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Sports car, Italian villa, inappropriate love interest? Not for author Margaret Winslow, an overworked college professor in New York City. She met midlife agita not head-on, but ass-on, fulfilling a childhood curiosity about donkeys by answering a for-sale ad for a "Large White Saddle Donkey" in the American Donkey and Mule Society's magazine, The Brayer. Hilarity ensues, alongside life-threatening injuries and spirit-enriching insight.  

As listeners walk with Winslow and Caleb the donkey through training traumas, expert-baffling antics, and humiliating races, they also share in the author's gradual understanding of Caleb's true, undeniable gifts: a willingness to "speak truth to power", to trust, and to forgive. Winslow incorporates these lessons into her life, and as Caleb and Winslow learn to thrive, listeners not only cheer them on but also learn a thing or three about being true to their own pure and powerful self.

©2018 Margaret Winslow (P)2018 Tantor

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Have experience with animals before buying one

Very painful listening to what this donkey went through with various trainers using harsh and at times pain inducing training methods for several years
Is the word donkey really supposed to be pronounced dunkey???

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I couldn't put it down

Enjoyed the journey of Margie and Caleb to the last page. I couldn't stop listening to this story of a donkey and her owner.*****

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Riveting

I loved the journey and wonderful arrival at a happy ending for both Caleb and his friend. Wish I could meet this beautiful, intelligent creature!

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Smart ass donkey

I thought to myself who would read a book about a donkey but I enjoyed it to good read I’ll never own a donkey