Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £19.99

Buy Now for £19.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

In his deeply personal account, Rupert Isaacson tells the amazing story of his autistic son and his transformation through the healing power of horses.

From his home in Texas to the wilds of Mongolia, we follow the Isaacson family on an epic journey on horseback - a journey that would test their love, challenge their beliefs and change their lives.

©2009 Rupert Isaacson (P)2009 Hachette Audio

What listeners say about The Horse Boy

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    78
  • 4 Stars
    19
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    67
  • 4 Stars
    12
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    69
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Love and Dedication

I was overwhelmed by sheer scale of the task that Rupert Issacson and his dear wife set them selfs, their selflesness was quite extraordinary the journey they undertook was a crusade that Ruperts faith would better his sons quality of life was unshakable.
I don't want to say any more as it would only spoil the book, I was almost in tears at various parts and would recommend this as a must read.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing story!

This story is so inspirational! It is fantastic also to hear it read by the father who wrote it, I watched the documentary film afterwards but it was nowhere near as good as the book. Too much was cut out - however it was interesting to compare the two. I would definitely recommend this amazing journey, and adventure and story of endurance. Loved it!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A book with a differrence.

Did not know quite what to expect when I bought this book. As a horse lover, the title was enough to make me buy it to try.

Well read by the author it is a journey of hope and discovery.

It has taught me a great deal I did not know about the problems of having an autistic member of a family.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic

An honest and reflective insight to a journey of discovery for an autistic child and his parents in the mountains of Mongolia. I feel like I was there with them on the venture and look forward to hearing more. Great narration and performance.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

amazing

it was a favourite from the second it stated I love it to bits

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

fascinating and heartwarming

beautiful story I really enjoyed it funny, sad, happy and educational. true story too amazing

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Such an amazing story

A story that will fill you with hope and open your mind to other forms of healing.
Totally loved it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Moving story

unexpectedly , i like to story very much . it is moving , informative , great story to follow , well told , and lovely topic love struggles and of moving forward

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Tears a plenty more good than sad.

Not often a book makes me cry. But perhaps being narrated by the author, the man having experienced and continues to experience his family's life with their amazing Rowan. Their open mindedness to try anything to help their son and ultimately their family. The raw emotion hits right in the heart. I felt great empathy reading/listening to their journey. I wish them all well xx

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant

loved this book when I read it in paper version and with Rupert narrating.Want to find the sequel on audio