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Black Beauty

Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Summary

Anna Sewell 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.

©2012 Anna Sewel (P)2011 Trout Lake Media

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Black Beauty

it is thanks to this book that I have my great love of horses. it is just a wonderful book! and unfortunately the lessons herein still need to be applied in today's society. kindness patients and love go along way with a horse. a heartbreakingly beautiful read!

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Good! One chapter unedited!

Enjoyable, old fashioned but charming reader! But someone forgot to edit chapter 44! Most odd.

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black beauty

I felt that the narration of this book was poor and a little depressing for a story that in places is also very sad.

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Desperately needs post-edting

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Part 3 Chapter 24 needs post-editing - it has all of Batchelor's mistakes still in it!

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  • Dub Shop
  • 10-08-17

Black Beauty

Black Beauty is a well thought out book. It is extremely intriguing, and quite happy but not the all of the book is happy which can be good because when the book turned from sad to happy I was thrilled. It feels the the reader is feeling the same emotions. This book is fantastic and I would recommend it to any pony lover

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  • Christy Brown
  • 17-02-18

Black Beauty

Same wonderful classic tale that I loved as a child and it is very well read for the moist part though I feel a bit to fast in some parts that seemed to run together. The biggest problem that I had was towards the end of the story the recording skipped in several places and repeated the same sentence more than once. Though this only happened towards the end and on not sure why. Still is a very good story.

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  • Todd W.
  • 18-04-20

Ellie

I love this book. I love how it tells about the life of the horse! I am twelve years old and I have had many horses one of them had been abused when we got him it was very hard for him to trust me. Of course I know that this is not a true story but I love to know it is something close to the actual thing. Anyhow I love this book and would recommend this book to anyone and everyone who enjoys reading or should I say listening to audiobooks. If you are looking for a good horse book please get this one! I promise you will love this book no matter what age you are. 😍🥰😘😻❤️🧡💛💚💙🤎🤍🖤💜❣️💕💞💓💗💟💝💘💖♥️

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  • ShirleyC
  • 17-03-19

Aiiways a Favorite (Has Been, & Will Be!)

Introduced this to a young person who listened with me and LOVED it as I always have! This is an ageless classic and I'm both proud and pleased that it STILL touches young people --- perhaps as much as or moreso than it did me when a wise and wonderful teacher took the time to read a little of the story each day, discussing it and why & how it is relevant yet. Try it, you'll enjoy it and today's younglings STILL LOVE IT! THANK you, Audible!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-12-18

Loved it!

Such a sweet story! And I loved how the narrator's accent complimented the setting! It gives anyone who listens a compassion for animals, especially those that are mistreated.

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  • Annette R
  • 10-12-18

Good Story

I read Black Beauty as a child but enjoyed it much more now at 65. It makes one appreciate the life of a horse and what many must endure. We should respect all God’s creatures and aim to show kindness to man and beast alike.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-08-18

Black beauty

This was the best book me and my daughter has ever read in homeschool we just loved his voice on audio. He did a great impression on the character i felt like there were a bunch of different people but it was only one person!THIS BOOK WAS WELL DONE!!!!

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  • Cathleen Arcuri
  • 10-08-18

Black Beauty

it was sad and happy but I loved it and the story was amazing the performances were lovely and overall I would recommend this book to everyone young and old

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-08-18

Well satisfied

This was a well narrarated story. The narrator has a clear voice and speaks in a naturally flowing manner which is complimented by slight character agents. The story, a well known classic, is fully recorded and has well separated chapters. All around it was a very satisfying listen and is something I would recommend at least to anyone who hasn't read the book.

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  • Margie M.
  • 21-03-16

Even more enjoyable than when I read it as a child

As a horse crazy girl, I enjoyed this book, but as an adult, I enjoyed more of the social nuances of the story. and feel it is a quite decently written story. And we'll performed.