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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (378,748 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Sewell Narrator: Matt Montanez Publisher: Author's Republic Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Audio Book Bestseller Classics Collection Release Date: January 2018 ISBN: 9781518990212
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Animal lovers of all ages will cherish this memorable story.

Perhaps the most celebrated animal story of the nineteenth century, Black Beauty is the suspenseful and deeply moving account of a horse’s experiences at the hands of many owners—some sensitive riders who treated him gently; others cruel drivers who thoughtlessly inflicted lasting damage.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex.ferg | 2/18/2014

    " Black Beauty, tells the life of a horse from his perspective. He tells you about his travels, different homes, and owners, as well as other horses he meets. When I first read this book in probably middle school, I loved it, but I cried and cried. This is most definitely for older readers, because of some of the emotional content. There are so many emotions going on, from when he is in a good home with nice owners, to when he is beaten and hurt, although it is a classic, it is definitely for more mature readers. I think students could have fun reading it on their own, but I think it would also be fun to read aloud as a class. I like that this book is written from the point of view of Black Beauty, and I also really love the ending (won't give it away.) I will say I thought it was very relieving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 2/16/2014

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

  • 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 Meghan Fidler | 2/12/2014

    " One of the first books that put political fire in my belly: end animal cruelty! "

  • 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 Jeff Valluzzi | 2/9/2014

    " Horse propaganda. Still, a feel good book that's thankfully more about men than animals, and the evils of ignorance, greed, laziness, and cruelty. "

  • 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 Gabrielle | 2/8/2014

    " I forgot how easy of a read this is....and why it's one of my favorite children's books ;-) "

  • 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 Jackie Krasuski | 2/6/2014

    " A fantastic classic. A book that I own about seven different versions of, both abridged and not, both illustrated and not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie Snow | 2/6/2014

    " One of my all time favorites. I've read it at least 3 times! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sierra Summers | 2/5/2014

    " This is a amazing classic!!! It takes you on a ride threw a work horse life. You will see the cruelty and menial labor black beauty went threw. The book is excellent!! I read this 3 times it was that good!!!! Make sure you read this book !!! Warning I cried a lot during this book so make sure you have a tissue box near!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 2/5/2014

    " This was a book I read in elementary school and that I remember recommending to you, Diane. I don't really remember what it was about, but I do know I loved it and read it several times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristina | 1/29/2014

    " Hard to follow and hard to concentrate on without your mind wandering and thinking about the weather or something. "

  • 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 Kyrie | 1/24/2014

    " What eight year old girl doesn't love this book? Even with its sad bits, it's a wonderful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malavika | 1/24/2014

    " Very moving. You'll never look at an animal the same way again :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Sutton | 1/24/2014

    " TAKES ME BACK TO CHILDHOOD AND WATCHING IT ON TV "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marina | 1/23/2014

    " I LOVE this book. This is the only horse novel I can stand. It's written from Black Beauty's point of view, and it basically explains the life of an ordinary horse. The animals don't talk. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 1/23/2014

    " Not too much literary weight here. Good story, though.:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arielle Cheshire | 1/21/2014

    " It's great, a classic that was originally written as a commentary on animal welfare. The movie was pretty good too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 1/21/2014

    " I received a beautifully illustrated edition as a kid but was never able to finish reading it until now with my children. This is a well-written book but it is a morality tale, so if you don't want to hear a horse constantly going on about cruelty/kindness and what makes a man respectable, this is not the book for you. The tone was too self-righteous for me (my husband called the horse "a sanctimonious prat") but I think it's good for my children to get some extra character-building by having to listen to it, like taking their vitamins. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheetal | 1/21/2014

    " One amongst my early reads... Made me fall in love with horses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua Steimle | 1/17/2014

    " Interesting social commentary, but also interesting in that it led to actual changes in how horses were treated. Reminded me quite a bit of Uncle Tom's Cabin with horses in the places of slaves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kareena | 1/16/2014

    " There are so many different versions of this book that I am havinmg trouble beliving that this was the original. It is such a sad book that I vowed never to read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bj Travis Thomas | 1/13/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 1/12/2014

    " Supposedly a classic, but an odd choice for that status. The story dragged on and reading from the horse's POV was difficult to believe and relate to. Sweet story, but dry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette Hornby | 1/5/2014

    " Good book for the young. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy | 1/4/2014

    " Loved it! A story about a horses veiw point of his life the how he was sent from owner to owner and how badly some owners miss treated him. I loved this book I reccommend this book to all horse lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soennug | 1/3/2014

    " A gentle, honest biography of a horse indeed. I can understand why this is a classic. "

  • 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rashel Seva | 12/28/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Krasuski | 12/27/2013

    " A fantastic classic. A book that I own about seven different versions of, both abridged and not, both illustrated and not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose Scarlet | 12/27/2013

    " I read this in Junior High (what they now call Middle School) and loved it. Of course, horse stories were all the rage then! "

  • 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 Skyqueen | 12/25/2013

    " One of the first books I read at a young age. I loved horses and of course this made me cry. Gave me my first glimpse that people could be cruel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 12/25/2013

    " a nice retelling of the story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ariefmai Rakhman | 12/21/2013

    " Menjadi kuda ternyata tidak gampang, dan menjadi pemilik kuda ternyata juga sangat tidak gampang jika kita ingin memiiki kuda yang hebat dan loyal, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 12/20/2013

    " I am reading the Condensed version by Louise Colln. I bought the book at Target for a dollar and I didn't realize it was shortened for ages 7&up. I haven't every read Black Beauty so this is a great taste of the story and will be a great way to share it will Dillan when she is young. "

  • 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 Disha | 12/12/2013

    " I read this book as a child. After reading this book, I felt that animals have feelings too. Human like feelings. I also wanted a horse as a pet but that never happened. I was also 8. But overall a fun good read. "

  • 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ti-Leigh Telford | 12/8/2013

    " Such a lovely book. I had seen the film and loved it. So I thought the book would be just as poignant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rashelle | 11/29/2013

    " I had no idea this was going to be from the horse's point of view and give lessons on the ill treatment of horses. "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy | 11/19/2013

    " My favorite book when I was growing up! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa White | 11/19/2013

    " Such a touching and engaging story. As a horse crazy girl I've read it many times and loved it more each time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 11/16/2013

    " Loved hourses when i was younger. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 10/22/2013

    " I do not like parts of it. black beauty is my favorite hores in the movie. "

  • 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 10/13/2013

    " Loved hourses when i was younger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marwa saeed | 10/13/2013

    " touchy and senstive book , with deep aim to evaluate your manners with animals , guess what it has feelings "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Reiland | 10/8/2013

    " Shaped my whole way of relating to horses as sentient beings "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soennug | 10/6/2013

    " A gentle, honest biography of a horse indeed. I can understand why this is a classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lula | 10/2/2013

    " This is a really moving story that deserves to be read over and over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nan | 9/14/2013

    " An excellent book that I would recommend for young and old readers alike. It's now one of my favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosa | 6/20/2013

    " Much-beloved in my childhood. A true classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 6/14/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexandra Butcher | 4/16/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emelyn | 4/16/2013

    " Such a pretty story. It gives you a good look at the world from a horses point of view. A change in perspective is alway fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Daven Skinner | 4/14/2013

    " Although I haven't read it since I was 10, this book stands out in my memory as my favorite book from childhood. Thank you to whatever teacher made me read this for a book report! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isobella | 4/2/2013

    " I believe this book illustrates extremely well the horror of animal exploitation by showing things from the point of the animal. We see what life is like from Beauty's perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Lindan | 4/2/2013

    " Such a beautiful, wise and moving book... never fails to make me cry. "

  • 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 Joshlyn | 3/19/2013

    " Good ol' Beauty. I first read this in 2nd grade and loved it as much then as now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilyzzz | 3/18/2013

    " What a beautiful version of Black Beauty! Though it is more children's literature, I still really loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Callie | 3/15/2013

    " I thought this book was was very good but very sad at the same time. "

  • 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty Saenz | 2/5/2013

    " One of my favorite books. Sad though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Reiland | 1/10/2013

    " Shaped my whole way of relating to horses as sentient beings "

  • 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 Arianna | 10/28/2012

    " I read this book when I was actually nine and I have re-read it many times. I love Black Beauty and everything he went through broke my nine year old heart. I recommend it for anyone with a love of animals. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Morwynne LeFay | 6/25/2012

    " It was too sad. I love horsies. "

  • 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 Bj Travis Thomas | 6/8/2012

    " 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 Heath | 4/8/2012

    " 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 Dayna Smith | 3/28/2012

    " The childhood classic tale of a horse's life from the horse's point of view. A must read for all animal lovers. Set in Victorian London we watch Beauty move from owner to owner through the ups and downs of a horse's existence. Beauty's take on the human world is enlightening. "

  • 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 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly Aquilina | 3/5/2012

    " One of my favorite things at my grandparents' house was the bookshelf. I devoured the words and created imaginary memories of how my mom must've been just like me, loving every tale sandwiched in hardcovers. "

  • 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... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona | 2/26/2012

    " One of the few books I've read over and over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina Durst | 2/16/2012

    " Thought this was touching and beautiful, one of my favorite childhood classics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tierney | 1/20/2012

    " Was free on my kindle so I thought why not! I've always loved everything about animals and animal books, and i grew up around horses, so for me it was a lovely read! After watching the film the book was definitely better! easy, nice read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 1/13/2012

    " I was not a "horsy" child at all, but I loved this book, the tribulations of a beautiful horse. I hope that the horse and the story will keep kids reading through the somewhat Victorian writing -- a little more complicated sentence structure never hurt anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zack | 1/12/2012

    " I loved this book. It was amazing, one of the best books I have read. I really like how the author ended it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica Murray | 1/8/2012

    " It's about a beautiful black horse. What girl wouldn't love it? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Sutton | 12/8/2011

    " TAKES ME BACK TO CHILDHOOD AND WATCHING IT ON TV "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 11/13/2011

    " One of my first favorite books. Every young girl should be given this book by her grandmother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 9/24/2011

    " Godfearing teetotalling horses wasn't quite what I was expecting from this book, but good social history otherwise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 APhanHan15 | 9/15/2011

    " The way Anna Sewell was using a horse, Darkie to tell the incredible, surprise events in the story, it made me fell like I'm actually Darkie, and I'm experiencing through the problems. "

  • 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise P | 7/28/2011

    " it seemed a lot more preachy about animal welfare and morality than it did when I was a kid. I still liked it though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 De Ann | 7/26/2011

    " I read this one to my daughter. Interesting that it was written to better treatment of animals. Fun to revisit old classics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 7/22/2011

    " read this to my daughter recently and really enjoyed it. Kind of beats you over the head with the theme, but still a nice book. "

  • 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, but she rode and drove horses very well. She began learning about horses early in life, spending many hours driving her father to and from the station from which he commuted to work. Her dependence on horse-drawn transportation fostered her respect of horses. She wrote her one book, Black Beauty, in her fifties, and it was published in 1877 just five months before she died. Although it is now considered a children’s classic, she originally wrote it for those who worked with horses. She said “a special aim [was] to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses.” The book has had a tremendous impact in creating a new wave of humane thinking towards animals. 

About the Narrator

Matt Montanez is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.