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    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    The compelling tale of a spirited young Thoroughbred. Anna Sewell said that her purpose in writing this novel was "to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses." The book broke records for sales and is the sixth best seller in the English language.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Black Beauty

    • By Dub Shop on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $3.49

    • The Enchanted Collection

    • By: Anna Sewell, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden, Simon Vance, Michael Page, and others
    • Length: 40 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 119

    This is a collection meant to be cherished for a lifetime. Whether encountering these cherished tales for the first or the 50th time, listeners will find enchantment in this collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this collection!

    • By greyseal on 05-14-15

    Regular price: $69.99

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    In this classic story, set in Victorian England, a well-born colt tells his life story, from his early years in a pleasant meadow to his experiences as an elegant carriage horse and then an overworked cab horse. As he passes from one owner to another, some gentle, some cruel, Black Beauty tells a moving tale of an animal's perspective on the human world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoy the classics with help from narrator.

    • By Amazon Pal on 07-12-14

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Black Beauty (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    From the meadow of his youth to the crowded, frosty streets of London, Black Beauty tells the story of his life under many masters in Victorian England, among them the kind Squire Gordon, the principled Jeremiah Barker, and the exploitive Nicholas Skinner. No matter the circumstance, Beauty bears joy and hardship with grace, heeding his mother's advice to be good, gentle, and hardworking - always.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Simon Vance!

    • By Rochelle Veturis on 09-03-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Black Beauty

    • The Autobiography of a Horse
    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When Black Beauty is just a foal, his mother tells him to be gentle and good, hard-working and obedient to his humans always. Beauty's first job, as carriage horse to Squire Gordon, rewards his good behavior. But when the Gordons fall on hard times, Beauty is sold to an estate whose mistress insists on the bearing rein, a device that forces a horse's head into an uncomfortable but chic position. After scarring his knees in a fall, Beauty is sold once again, to a hard life in a livery stable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Childhood Favorite Revisited

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-31-17

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Black Beauty, White Fang, Call of the Wild (Annotated)

    • By: Anna Sewell, Jack London
    • Narrated by: Cori Samuel, Mark Smith
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    This audiobook includes three favorite classics: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, White Fang by Jack London, and Call of the Wild by Jack London. Black Beauty: Black Beauty is a horse who is raised in a loving home; however, throughout his life he receives multiple new owners. He experiences love and cruelty, riches and poverty. Will Black Beauty find a happy home in the end? 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite narration

    • By Barbie Doll on 08-01-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Black Beauty

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Anna Sewell, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Samantha Bond, Tamzin Outhwaite, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 74

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By janedoegrayson on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Barbara Stoll
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Black Beauty, ein wunderschöner Rappe mit einem weißen Fuß und einem weißen Stern auf der Stirn, erzählt seine Lebensgeschichte...

    Regular price: $8.91

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Black Beauty, the friendly, patient stallion with a white blaze upon his forehead, is one of the most familiar figures in children's literature. After the first lively carefree years in the fields, Black Beauty learns to accept the saddle and bridle and the rule of her masters. But a succession of misfortunes shows that the life of a horse can be harsh and painful. This touching portrait, full of drama and sadness, is as moving now as when it was first written in 1877.

    Regular price: $12.95

    • Black Beauty (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Anna Sewell, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Charles Collingwood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Black Beauty is trained to carry a rider on his back, or to pull a carriage behind him, he finds it hard at first. But he is lucky - his first home is a good one, where his owners are kind people, who would never be cruel to a horse. But in the 19th century many people were cruel to their horses, whipping them and beating them, and using them like machines until they dropped dead. Black Beauty soon finds this out, and as he describes his life, he has many terrible stories to tell.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • VERY GOOD

    • By bronaut on 04-16-12

    Regular price: $5.04

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Black Beauty is an autobiographical memoir detailing the journey of a horse, from his whimsical days as a young colt on a farm in 19th Century England, before moving on towards tough times hauling cabs in London and finally ending with a peaceful rest in the country.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Cori Samuel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Black Beauty

    • The Autobiography of a Horse
    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    An amazingly fast and strong but gentle thoroughbred, Black Beauty peacefully gallops across open meadows, carrying adoring children through the English countryside. But then a tragic accident forces his owner to sell him, and Black Beauty enters a world where horses are treated with bitter violence. Longing for his joyful youth on his original master's farm, Black Beauty faces horrible, demeaning abuse but never loses his spirit - or his great hope that he'll find happiness again.

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Black Beauty

    • The Autobiography of a Horse
    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Victoria McGee
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    With 50 million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. The story is narrated in the first "person" as an autobiographical memoir told by a horse named Black Beauty—including his carefree days as a colt on an English farm, his later difficult life pulling cabs in London, and his happy retirement in the country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Wendy on 06-20-15

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Bob Thomley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Anna Sewell did not write Black Beauty as a novel for children. She said that her purpose in writing the novel was "to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses".

    The book broke records for sales and is the sixth best seller in the English language.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Talking animals aren't my style

    • By Jan on 04-12-13

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Every girl's favorite book about horses, this beloved autobiography of a carriage horse in 19th-century England is filled with humor, drama, intrigue, and hope. Follow Black Beauty as he leaves his happy colt-hood home to follow his destiny as a carriage horse, and to the destructive life of a cab horse in London. You'll meet the whole series of Black Beauty's people, from devious, nasty Seedy Sam to the most wonderful of grooms, James Howard, and his cab-driver Jerry Barker and his cheerful family, and finally Black Beauty's saviour, Joe Green.

    Regular price: $14.27

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    This classic tale of a handsome, spirited horse, Black Beauty has been a children's favourite for over 100 years. Sewell tells the story of Beauty's life from a young foal through to a working horse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect reading of my favorite book

    • By qtvxzplr on 09-01-12

    Regular price: $14.38

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Kate Redding
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    The story of a beautiful thoroughbred horse abused by its owners is also a story of courage and love. It is one of the greatest children's classics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is wonderful.

    • By Aaron on 06-23-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Black Beauty

    • Audio Book Bestseller Classics Collection
    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Matt Montanez
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Animal lovers of all ages will cherish this memorable story. Perhaps the most celebrated animal story of the 19th century, Black Beauty is the suspenseful and deeply moving account of a horse's experiences at the hands of many owners - some, sensitive riders who treated him gently; others, cruel drivers who thoughtlessly inflicted lasting damage.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Ben Fogle
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This classic children's story is written from the view point of the horse. Ben Fogle, children's television presenter on animal programmes, gives it an enthusiastic read. Great for all children who love horses.

    Regular price: $10.90

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