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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (94,891 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Sewell Narrator: Frances Sternhagen Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Black Beauty spent her youthful days grazing in grassy meadows, with ponds of clear water, shade trees and apples. But life for her was not always meadows and shade trees, but a life of work and hoping some day soon to return to the meadows with her old friends under the apple trees. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rashel Seva | 2/14/2014

    " It was really touching. And it gives you hope all through the struggles in life, there would always bring peace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phoebe | 2/12/2014

    " The book was great, except for the fact that I adore horses and the ending killed me. Any time I dealt with reading about abuse to the horse I cried. This was the first book I read. This is what got me into reading and got me to love classics. It's a good book in the way it was written but I can personally say I didn't enjoy certain parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amelia Painter | 2/9/2014

    " Read this as a pre-teen, then read it to each of my three children, and now am reading it to the grandchildren. A true classic that will always be in my library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yocelyn | 2/9/2014

    " A childhood classic; great Christian undertone s "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/6/2014

    " The "autobiography" of a horse from the 19th c. I just read it with my 5-year-old son, and while he wasn't enthralled (like he was with Treasure Island), it was a sweet story that helped him see the importance of treating all living things with kindness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ☞Proud☜ ☺✌Bookworm☮♪ | 1/24/2014

    " a very beautiful, sad book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yolanda Davis | 12/29/2013

    " Written for children, but a book that will delight and enlighten adults too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 12/26/2013

    " it's a heart-changing classic that left me in tears at parts but a good story from the point of view of a horse, and how we really should be as nice as we can with horses or nay animals "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 12/19/2013

    " I can't remember if I read this or The Black Stallion first, but it was my first time reading a book that was a biography of a horse... from the horse's point of view. It was neat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/9/2013

    " A truly touching novel. Yet it also reminds us of just how cruel humanity is, unless you manage to please them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lulu McDonald | 11/28/2013

    " sweet wonderful and cute story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexandra Butcher | 11/20/2013

    " A nice tale of the adventures of a horse from when he was a foal to his last days. Interesting view on the treatment of working horses. Good for adults and children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Viktoriya | 10/20/2013

    " Read only if you "REALLY" like horse stuff, other wise it's a little boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Y.I. Lee | 3/27/2013

    " I read this as a child and many times more as the years went by. I'm crazy about horses and just adored this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaitlin | 3/20/2013

    " Black Beauty is my very favorite book I have ever read. I love horses so it makes good sense, but I especially love the way that a horse is telling the story. I adore the way it is written, sort of a Old English way I'm guessing but its not hard to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayda | 2/24/2013

    " i love horses and this book caught my attention it gets an A "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisa Lai | 1/1/2013

    " I loved the connection between the human and the horse. Really good book (about 250pg) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eyehavenofilter | 11/21/2012

    " This was..."WAR HORSE" for the 1940's and 50's! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meaghan Boyle | 11/13/2012

    " This book was my first favorite!I think that the point this book was trying to get acrost about horses was about cruelty to horses should not be excepted and horses deserve a better life ,we should appreciate them.I reccomend this book to EVERYBODY! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Silas | 6/22/2012

    " I thought this was good, but the cruelty to horses wasn't nice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Roadman | 6/18/2012

    " pretty decent book older style readings a little harder to understand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bree | 3/26/2012

    " This book opened peoples' eyes to reality of cruelty to horses and not just the happy happy world but to live in the real world "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia | 3/5/2012

    " I loved this book in the beginning, and got a little bored at times, but overall loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves to read at about 13 or 14+, it's just a little hard to hang onto... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey Ilton | 8/6/2011

    " Classic story - horse lovers will love it - tear jerker at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dae | 6/30/2011

    " I've read this before, but I'm giving it a re-read. This book can be so sad, or so happy. There's something that just draws me into the reading, like it's a familiar friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 G00016138 | 6/29/2011

    " A story of a horse, who would have thought that would be an interesting read? In general I liked it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 6/27/2011

    " This is my all time favorite book in the whole world. There is so much emotion in the pages of this book. I cried the first time I read it and I still cry now when I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heath | 6/21/2011

    " Better than the movie, although without Danny Elfman music. Goes a bit deeper than the movie does, and different encounters of Beauty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bj | 6/20/2011

    " Read this book when I was a girl and, even though I was not and never have been a horse person, loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gayathri | 6/20/2011

    " Loved the book... Black beauty is a wonderfully narrated book on the treatment of animals when horses were used as a mode of transportation... In current world this will teach children and adults on Kindness to animals as well as to human... I wish Anna Sewell had written more novel... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah Rachel | 6/19/2011

    " Childhood favorite of mine! I love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thea | 6/14/2011

    " Another favorite as a child, I must have read this ten times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne76 | 6/8/2011

    " I read this many years ago as a child, over and over again. It was one of my favorite books. I still to this day think of Black Beauty and Ginger and check-reins. I guess it made quite an impact! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 6/6/2011

    " Love it!! One of my favorites!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 China | 6/6/2011

    " I'VE NEVER READ THIS CLASSIC! NOW I AM! I DIDN'T KNOW THE PERSPECTIVE WAS FROM THE HORSE!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabby | 6/5/2011

    " i like that this story is written from beautys POV "

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About the Author
Author Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell (1820–1878) was born in England. A knee injury at fourteen left her disabled, and her dependence on horse-drawn transportation fostered her respect of horses. Although Black Beauty is considered a children’s classic, she originally wrote it for those who worked with horses, “to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses.”

About the Narrator

Frances Sternhagen is a renowned stage actress, receiving five Tony Award nominations and appearing on Broadway twenty-four times in shows such as Long Day’s Journey Into Night and On Golden Pond. She also received two Emmy Award nominations for her role as Ester Clavin on the popular sitcom Cheers, and has since played Millicent Carter on ER and Bunny MacDougal on Sex and the City, among others.