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Download Black Beauty (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Black Beauty (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Anna Sewell
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Sewell Narrator: Charles Collingwood Publisher: Oxford University Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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When Black Beauty is trained to carry a rider on his back, or to pull a carriage behind him, he finds it hard at first. But he is lucky - his first home is a good one, where his owners are kind people, who would never be cruel to a horse. But in the 19th century many people were cruel to their horses, whipping them and beating them, and using them like machines until they dropped dead. Black Beauty soon finds this out, and as he describes his life, he has many terrible stories to tell.

An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Anna Sewell original by John Escott.

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Listener Opinions

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

    " Great abridged version for young readers. Gives background reference for the different coaches, veterinarian care, and such for that time period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 cristina | 6/6/2011

    " I loved this book! I read this in 4th-ish grade and I failed the quiz for it! Ahahaha Oh gosh. But I remember really liking it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 6/4/2011

    " I rate this as for kids simply because it is written that way, but there are concepts and themes that an adult will want to be present to explain. Overall, I wasn't impressed by the adaptation though it was interesting that the POV is from Beauty himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briannap3lambs | 5/28/2011

    " right now im reading this and i love hores so its a excellent book so far and its not boring like some other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yolanda | 4/28/2011

    " 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 Ashley | 3/10/2011

    " I have this book at my house and look foward to reading it. Will tell more when I do.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nor | 12/19/2010

    " It was about a horse. The Stories have lot of moral values and a lot of adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fahad | 6/22/2010

    " It was a good story, I liked its end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 6/11/2010

    " It is a very touching book.I love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riley | 5/25/2010

    " this book made me sad and happy at times
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kersten | 5/23/2010

    " One of my favorite childhood books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tearna | 5/12/2010

    " This is one of the best books i have ever read. i absolutley adore horses and this is the perfect book for all age groups to read. i would reccomend this book to anyone.! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norain MT | 5/1/2010

    " This is the abridged version. I have read this and also the unabridged version but I cannot find the latter in Goddreads.

    The world in the point of view of a horse. A sad yet powerful story. "

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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.”