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Author: Gigi Amateau Narrator: JD Jackson Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Series:The Horses of the Maury River Series Release Date: April 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781501221712

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Handsome but headstrong, a retired racehorse finds a second chance in eventing in this affecting, fast-paced novel told straight from the horse's mouth.

When Dante's Inferno is born early, on a February night, there are great expectations for him. He may be the grandson of the greatest racehorse in modern times, but Dante's start proves a rough one: he doesn't bond with many people, as they always seem to be either poking and prodding him or trying to get him to fulfill their dreams. When Dante fails to live up to his bloodline, he ends up at a Thoroughbred rescue facility run by rehabilitating prisoners and is later adopted as a project horse for a student named Ashley at the Maury River Stables.

It's not easy for Dante to befriend other horses, but slowly Daisy and Napoleon let him into the fold, and Ashley begins to work with him to learn dressage and jumping in hopes that he'll find redemption as an eventing horse. Can Dante put his fears aside enough to succeed on the cross country course?

Narrated from Dante's point of view, this is a story that animal lovers will cherish.

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About the Author

Gigi Amateau is the author of many books including A Certain Strain of Peculiar, Claiming Georgia Tate, and the Horses of the Maury River series . Her Come August, Come Freedom book won the 2013 Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year Award. Mrs. Amateau was also a recipient of the Theresa Pollack Prize for Excellence in the Arts. She earned a BS in urban studies and planning from Virginia Commonwealth University and has worked in the health and human services sector for twenty-five years. She lives with her family in the city of Richmond, Virginia.

About the Narrator

JD Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.