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4.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Sewell Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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This is the autobiographical account of a high-bred horse whose adventures span from his youth on a farm to his difficult life pulling cabs in London. It's a story about sympathy and understanding of horses and other living creatures around us. 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 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. "

  • 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 Jeanette Hornby | 1/5/2014

    " Good book for the young. "

  • 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! "

  • 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 "

  • 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 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. "

  • 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!!! "

  • 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. "

  • 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 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 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. "

  • 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 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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.”