Louisville, KY
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  • My Animals and Other Family

  • By: Clare Balding
  • Narrated by: Clare Balding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

Clare Balding grew up in a rather unusual household. As her father is a champion trainer, she shared her life with more than 100 thoroughbred racehorses, mares, foals, and ponies, as well as an ever-present pack of boxers and lurchers. As a toddler she would happily ride the legendary Mill Reef and take breakfast with the Queen. She and her younger brother came very low down the pecking order. Left to their own devices, they had to learn life’s toughest lessons through the animals, and through their adventures in the stables.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fabulous

  • By sg on 16-09-12

Interesting and enjoyable - highly recommended

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-12

I know of Clare Balding as a television sports presenter, as I'm sure many of us do. Her on-screen likability prompted me to purchase this audiobook. However, I had no idea about her unique upbringing as a race horse trainer's daughter. The book was superb; her stories were easy to relate to, interesting, open, and heartfelt. The writing and reading were easy on the ear. I'd especially recommend this to any of Clare's many fans, especially those who have a love of animals.

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