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The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop

Narrated by: Clare Balding
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

Puffin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop, written and read by Clare Balding.

Charlie Bass is a horse-mad nine-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. So when her eccentric parents announce that they are going to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled.

The horse they buy, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy. There's just one problem - he won't gallop. In fact he won't even trot round the field without his best friend, Percy, a naughty palomino pony, at his side. But Charlie is convinced that Noble Warrior has what it takes to be a champion - he just needs the right motivation....

A classic, funny animal story perfect for fans of Dick King-Smith and My Family and Other Animals.

©2016 Clare Balding (P)2016 Penguin Audio Books

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👍Great book👌Very interesting and exiting.
Good for old and young!
Well done Clare Balding GREAT book!!!🏆

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Brilliant

Bought it for my daughter but also ended up listening too. Really good listen with plenty Of humour.

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it was brilliant and and piers cleverly was meen

the narrator was brilliant and I really really really liked the narrated because of her voices

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Fantastic

I was glued to this book from beginning till end!

Love the fact it’s read by Clare herself too.

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Enjoyable romp!

Warm enjoyable romp in the racing world making good lifestyle points without heavy handed preaching.

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Lighthearted and satisfying.

Alright, I know, it is a childrens book; but you don't stop loving horses when you get to be an old lady!

I loved the characters and the whole theme of the story. A lovely escape from mundane everyday problems.

The narration by the author is an absolute bonus because she reads it as she intended it to be read - if that makes sense.

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I had goose bumps following the race

what a great humbling story. loved it very much . couldn't put it down 😁

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So excited to share this with my class!

We are using this book as a class read! My Year Three class are going to love this! Clare Balding did a Stirling job with the audio! Even my mum has asked to listen to it as well! There were many funny moments!! Well done on a great book!

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Fantastic Book

Fantastic story with great narration by Claire. Made me cry but happy tears. Would totally recommend this book.

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Extraordinary book!

I loved this book because the author really thought about writing an interesting and engaging story. This book will appeal to anyone who loves horses and horse racing. Review by Oliver , aged 7.