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Black Beauty

Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)

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Summary

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.
Public Domain (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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very good

Marvelous book. Easy to listen to very well read. Would recommend to all ages. Amazing.

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Black Beauty

Takes me back to my childhood when my Dad used to read this book to me... My Dad did better horsie voices though! :-)

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An old childhood favourite

Wonderful book read beautifully. An old favourite from my childhood. Enjoyed as much as when I was a little girl.

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Gripping yet soothing

This beautiful classic is beautifully read: the voice of the reader is pleasant. The story is exciting yet soothing. Listening to it was the perfect inducement to getting on with some awful chore like tidying or ironing. Whatever the job, it was done in a flash, my attention held by the clear and satisfying unfolding of the story. I also learned about the treatment of horses, something to discuss with my horse-mad granddaughter.

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Wonderful!

Such a great story and told so well, the narrator did a great job of conveying Beauty’s emotion and character and doing the other voices. The children loved it and wanted to listen again straight away! Only have the performance 4 stars as it seemed a quiet recording, even turned up to full volume we sometimes found it difficult to hear the story if there was any background noise so not so great in the car or if the washing machine is running!

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Favourite

This is one of my all time favourite books, beautifully written and a pleasure to listen to

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Wow!!!!!!

This is the best book I have ever heard in my in tire life!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!

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  • Zoe
  • Somerset, England
  • 11-06-16

Black Beauty

I have loved this book since I was a small child. This audio version is beautifully done. The narrator is good and keeps the flow of the book well without being monotonous and his diction is fluid. I would recommend this version to anyone.