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4.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 5 4.58 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Sewell Narrator: Steve Corona Publisher: Listener's Digest Inc. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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The story is told in the first person (or first horse) as an autobiographical memoir told by a highbred horse named Black Beauty - beginning with his carefree days as a foal on an English farm, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London, to his happy retirement in the country. Along the way, he meets with many hardships and recounts many tales of cruelty and kindness. Download and start listening now!

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  • 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.