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The Horse Whisperer

A Novel
Narrated by: Frank Muller
Length: 13 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (233 ratings)

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A 40-ton truck hurtles out of control on a snowy country road, a teenage girl on horseback in its path.

In a few terrible seconds the life of a family is shattered. And a mother's quest begins - to save her maimed daughter and a horse driven mad by pain. It is an odyssey that will bring her to...The Horse Whisperer

He is the stuff of legend. His voice can calm wild horses and his touch can heal broken spirits. For secrets uttered softly into pricked and troubled ears, such men were once called Whisperers. Now Tom Booker, the inheritor of this ancient gift, is to meet his greatest challenge.

Annie Graves has traveled across a continent with her daughter, Grace, and their wounded horse, Pilgrim, to the Booker ranch in Montana. Annie has risked everything - her career, her marriage, her comfortable life - in her desperate belief that the Whisperer can help them. The accident has turned Pilgrim savage. He is now so demented and dangerous that everyone says he should be destroyed. But Annie won't give up on him, for she feels his fate is inextricably entwined with that of her daughter, who has retreated into a heartrending, hostile silence. Annie knows that if the horse dies, something in Grace will die too.

In the weeks to come, under the massive sky of the Rocky Mountain Front, all their lives - including Tom Booker's - will be transformed forever in a way none could have foretold. At once an epic love story and a gripping adventure, The Horse Whisperer weaves an extraordinary tale of healing and redemption - a magnificent emotional journey that explores our ancient bonds with earth and sky and hearts untamed. It is a stirring elegy to the power of belief and self-discovery, to hopes lost and found again.

©1995 Nicholas Evans (P)1995 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

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So Sweet, so innocent, so destroyed by the movie

The book was actually riveting. The writing was smooth, tense and consistently high quality. the characters were real and full. I was so anxious to see the movie, but what a flop. So, if you loved the movie.... you'll go crazy with the real, undiluted, story of love and family and, by the way, horses. If you saw the movie, try hard to forget it and replace that memory with what you hear!

21 of 21 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Read

I put off purchasing this book because of the movie - I shouldn't have, it was excellent. The narrator was a perfect choice for this book - (I also enjoyed his reading of The Green Mile). The book covered the gambit of emotions and was well written, the descriptions made you feel like you were there, and, if you love horses and/or love stories, you will really appreciate this book.

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A Love story, plus healing hearts

What did you love best about The Horse Whisperer?

It's hard to say what I loved best. I guess it just swept me up. A mothers drive to heal the wounds of the family ( including her own). The ''horse whisperer'' tom is based on an actually man ( still alive ) today who does horse therapy so to speak. He does therapy for the horses as well as the riders. I suppose the notion and romantic situation caught me up. The story was touching, heart breaking and sweet. I guess it was simple well written cowboy love story with a twist.

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Another Classic from Muller

The story was excellent, the performance nonpareil. This is one of the few books that compares favorably in term of story and performance to "The Prince of Tides" (also performed by Frank Muller)
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Horse whisperer

Saw the movie years ago and read the paper back as well but this was phenomenal Frank brought this to life it was like you were there. Just phenomenal

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Excellent story and wonderful narrator!

Terrific story narrated by Frank Muller. Mr. Muller is sadly deceased. Romantic without being silly. Great depiction of horses and the West!

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What a combination...

...good book and a GREAT reader. Frank could read an owner's manual and draw you in. This is just
'so' much better than the movie. Presented like this it ranks up there with Beach Music and Pillars of the Earth.

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The Horse Whisperer

One of the best books I have ever read, I have listenened to the audio book twice. Will keep it for a few years from now and do it again.

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Good book

Good book but I do not like the narrator. He sounds like he should be narrating something very severe and extremely intense all the way through.

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The Horse Whisperer

Frank Muller's narration of this excellent story is beyond words.....the story flows where I become lost, picturing in my mind the characters as they share their story. Descriptions of Pilgrim and his recovery from dark places heighten the way for me, the listener, to be able to feel his suffering and his rise out of it. Thanks to the author for helping me learn the compassionate role of a horse whisperer.