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Black Beauty (version 3 Dramatic Reading)

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Black Beauty is a fictional autobiographical memoir told by a horse, who recounts many tales, both of cruelty and kindness. The title page of the first edition states that it was "Translated from the Original Equine by Anna Sewell." After its publication in 1877, Sewell lived just long enough to see her first and only novel become an immediate bestseller, as well as it encouraging the better treatment of many cruelly-treated animals. Although initially intended for people who work with horses, it soon became a children's classic. While outwardly teaching animal welfare, it also contains allegorical lessons about how to treat people with kindness, sympathy and respect. The story is narrated in the first person and each short chapter relates an incident in Black Beauty's life, with Sewell's detailed observations and extensive descriptions of horse behaviour lending the novel a good deal of verisimilitude. Black Beauty: Arielle Lipshaw Ginger: Beth Thomas Squire Gordon: Larry Wilson John Manly: Oxenhandler James Howard: Nolan Fout Jeremiah Barker: Todd Polly Barker: Kristin Gjerløw Other roles read by: Nick Bulka, Zames Curran, Nolan Fout, Freakwhency, Kristin Gjerløw, Ricky of Kokiri, Lydia, MaryAnn, Oxenhandler, Adele de Pignerolles, Rachel, Esther ben Simonides, K. Adrian Stroet, Joseph Tabler, Beth Thomas, Todd, Elizabeth Travers, Maggie Travers, Twinkle, Tomas Peter, and Larry Wilson Audio edited by Kim, Arielle Lipshaw, and Adele de Pignerolles

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 57 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 3, 2021
Subject: black beauty
this is the best book I've ever listen to and I like this also because I love Horses
Reviewer: - April 11, 2021
Subject: Black beauty
This book is one of my favorite
Reviewer: - March 20, 2021
Subject: Black Beauty
Loved it!
Reviewer: - December 20, 2020
Subject: Black Beauty
I didn't read this story but i'm about to too bc you guys say its a great book, and its a movie too on Disney + i'm going to read the book first and then watch the movie. stay home stay safe!
Reviewer: - October 27, 2020
Subject: Black beaty
not bad its interesting
Reviewer: - September 10, 2020
Subject: Black Beauty
The story is simply awesome. I have been watching a movie based on the story since I was a kid
Reviewer: - August 17, 2020
Subject: Black Beauty
really good, I read this book 4 times already
Reviewer: - August 14, 2020
Subject: Black Beauty
really touching story (can't stop reading this book)
Reviewer: - July 15, 2020
Such a lovely story, I highly recommend :)
Reviewer: - July 13, 2020
Subject: Black Beauty
A really nice story
Reviewer: - June 10, 2020
Such a lovely, lovely book. Totally recommend it!
Reviewer: - August 30, 2019
Subject: Black Beauty
A really nice story for a old book
Reviewer: - November 5, 2018
Subject: Black beauty
This book is great
Reviewer: - April 25, 2018
Subject: Black beauty
Such a amazing story, I like the accent and the reading is very perfect.
Reviewer: - February 2, 2018
Subject: Black Beauty
I have 8 horses and this book says alot about horses!
Reviewer: - February 2, 2018
Subject: Black Beauty
I love this book! It is awesome!
Reviewer: - January 14, 2018
The book was very great, and reading was very very very good Thanks so much ...
Reviewer: - October 30, 2017
Subject: Black beauty
the book is a very well written! I've read this book more than once and i just cant stop its so good! :)
Reviewer: - October 22, 2017
Subject: black bueaty
I want to read it again
Reviewer: - October 15, 2017
I think 'bob' and 'Andrew' is a same person... :(
Reviewer: - October 15, 2017
Subject: BB
this is sooo good that I want to give 6 stars to it :)
Reviewer: - August 18, 2017
excellent children's classic and an excellent reader.
Reviewer: - July 28, 2017
Subject: Black Beauty
Beautiful book and read very well. Loved it!
Reviewer: - June 18, 2017
very good book but aq very long book
Reviewer: - February 1, 2017
Subject: should have read it sooner
great story and reading
Reviewer: - December 31, 2016
Subject: December 31,2016
the book is way too long.
Reviewer: - December 26, 2016
Subject: Amazing
I really like this book it was possibly the best thing I've ever read.the reader was brilliant and so it is a wonderfully compelling and interesting story.
Reviewer: - December 20, 2016
Subject: BB(Black Beauty) review
TERRIBLE. The most time-wasting, boring piece of literature ever exposed to me
Reviewer: - December 20, 2016
Subject: BB(Black Beauty
This is sooo good I forgot my book at school and I can still annotate on it :D
Reviewer: - December 19, 2016
Subject: a classic avoided
great story from a splendid viewpoint. masterful narration.
Reviewer: - May 26, 2016
Subject: May 26 2016
Amazing this book is extraordinary beautiful!
Reviewer: - November 5, 2015
I love this book, amazing work by Anna. I would read this book over and over again
Reviewer: - September 9, 2015
Subject: Black beauty
Great book! Gets a little boring later on and some of the words are a little confusing but other than that this was a truly wonderful story
Reviewer: - July 22, 2015
Subject: Black beauty
I think this book is sad at first bu it gets better as it goes on.
Reviewer: - July 14, 2015
It is a awesome book I have listened and listened again but the end is so mysterious and it might be so sad and the ending so good it makes me cry every time
Reviewer: - July 13, 2015
Subject: I love this book
I think the book is awesome i like it
Reviewer: - April 22, 2015
Subject: great book
So much stuff im wondering what happens at the end
Reviewer: - November 26, 2014
Subject: Black Beauty
great book
Reviewer: - November 25, 2014
I loved the book, it was very exciting.
Reviewer: - September 11, 2014
I loved this story, and very well read.
Reviewer: - July 23, 2014
Great story, and I think I could listen to this reader all day.
Reviewer: - June 11, 2014
Great book and reader.
Reviewer: - May 13, 2014
Wow i love this book so much i would read it over and over again.
Reviewer: - March 26, 2014
great book
Reviewer: - February 16, 2014
Subject: Accent
It would be more interesting if this audio book were recorded by either an American or Australian: these accents sound like music to my ear. :)
Reviewer: - November 14, 2013
A nice book.
Reviewer: - October 15, 2013
Great book and reader!
Reviewer: - August 8, 2013
Subject: black beauty
A wonderful book, it should be read by everyone.
Reviewer: - July 30, 2013
Subject: Black Beauty review
I love Black Beauty. I've got three horses I called after the three in the book - and I love them to bits. I'd never think of parting with them. My chestnut mare, Ginger, recently had colic and I nearly lost her. Thank God she didn't die. She's only three and I love her to bits - I had to call the vet to her. A must read for all who love horses.
Reviewer: - July 27, 2013
This book has been my favorite since I was able to read: 3 years old. I've always loved horses and I ride them quite a lot and this book has taken all the good things about horse riding and caring for animals and originality and put it all in this book! A toast to Anna Sewell! You should definitely read this amazing book!
Reviewer: - April 1, 2013
This book is the best book I have ever read!!!!!
Reviewer: - March 23, 2013
I have read Black Beauty since I was in the first grade. It is always changing. It's like a new adventure every time. It never gets boring. I recommend it for ALL ages.
Reviewer: - March 5, 2013
Subject: All of it was good
I think it was a great book it had really good detail.
Reviewer: - February 5, 2013
Subject: Recommended for all ages
A timeless piece about kindness. Great reader.
Reviewer: - January 18, 2013
Subject: Good
I think it`s the best animal fiction!
Reviewer: - January 3, 2013
Subject: Delightful
This was a great story and the reader was so sweet sounding I hope she does more readings some day.
Reviewer: - November 15, 2012
Subject: Lovely
Lovely book read in a lovely voice. Short and sweet. Recommended!

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