Horse: A Novel Audiobook, by Geraldine Brooks Play Audiobook Sample

Horse: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: James Fouhey, Graham Halstead, Lisa Flanagan, Katherine Littrell, Michael Obiora Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780593552933

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

60

Longest Chapter Length:

56:58 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

14:06 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

8

Other Audiobooks Written by Geraldine Brooks: > View All...

Publisher Description

“Brooks’ chronological and cross-disciplinary leaps are thrilling.” —The New York Times Book ReviewHorse isn’t just an animal story—it’s a moving narrative about race and art.” —TIME A thrilling story about humanity in all its ugliness and beauty . . . the evocative voices create a story so powerful, reading it feels like watching a neck-and-neck horse race, galloping to its conclusion—you just can’t look away.” —Oprah Daily A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he reunites with the stallion and his groom, very far from the glamor of any racetrack.    New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner celebrated for taking risks on edgy contemporary painters, becomes obsessed with a nineteenth-century equestrian oil painting of mysterious provenance.   Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, find themselves unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in the horse—one studying the stallion’s bones for clues to his power and endurance, the other uncovering the lost history of the unsung Black horsemen who were critical to his racing success.   Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.

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"!!!! for over 35 years of listening to “books on tape” “HORSE” is absolutely the best novel ever !!!! excellently well written. the plot smoothly moves continuously + quite effortfully back + forth from past to present. the author weaves all times, places + characters together into a colorful mosaic which draws the reader in. 14 hours later unable to stop until the tape ended i felt all ranges of emotions + satisfied at its conclusion. the epilogue, also very well written, explains the documented facts available to tell the story. the epilogue also explains where the author creatively filled in the unknown elements seamlessly. the narration of the story was so well done that it was hard to believe it was originally written as a book. !!“HORSE rivals “BLACK BEAUTY”!!"

— W (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “A moving narrative about race and art.”

    — Time
  • “Five talented actors honor Geraldine Brooks’s fine new historical novel with unique and complementary performances…They create a gripping, memorable, and thought-provoking American tale. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    — AudioFile
  • “This is historical fiction at its finest, connecting threads of the past with the present.”

    — Good Housekeeping
  • “[Horse] is really a book about the power and pain of words.”

    — The Guardian (London)
  • “Highlight[s] the ongoing scourge of racism in America.”

    — Christian Science Monitor
  • “A testament to the intelligence and humanity of animals, a stinging rebuke of racist and abusive humans, and a study of how the past gets recorded, remembered, and remade.’”

    — Boston Globe

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month
  • Finalist for the Audie Award for Best Narration in Literary Fiction
  • A #1 Amazon bestseller
  • A Barnes & Noble bestseller

Horse Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 5 (4.33)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 2
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Narration: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 (4.50)
5 Stars: 4
4 Stars: 1
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 4.83333333333333 out of 54.83333333333333 out of 54.83333333333333 out of 54.83333333333333 out of 54.83333333333333 out of 5 (4.83)
5 Stars: 5
4 Stars: 1
3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Good historical fiction on thoroughbred horses, race in both horses and people and the artist who was famous for painting Lexington "

    — Maysgranny , 3/26/2024
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " As a "horse person" I really enjoyed listening to this book. "

    — CPO61, 2/17/2024
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Geraldine Brooks captures facts of a real race horse and delivers a message on real issues of race and freedom. Her characters come alive as she weaves between them while addressing past history and current times. "

    — KSLL, 9/9/2023
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was very educational as well as enjoyable. Great book even for the common non-horse lover. "

    — Beth, 3/13/2023
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Patti Wente, 3/3/2023
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Narration Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — 2/2/2023

About Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel March and numerous New York Times bestsellers. Caleb's Crossing won the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Christianity Today Book Award and was a finalist for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. She has also written the acclaimed nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence

About the Narrators

James Fouhey is an actor and narrator living in New York City. He received classical training at Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He has recorded more than forty audiobooks across a variety of genres, including science fiction, romance, young adult fiction, and children’s fiction.

Emily Bauer is an award-winning voice-over actress who has read for dozens of popular audiobooks for children and adults, including Margery Williams’s Velveteen Rabbit, Meg Cabot’s Insatiable, and Ann Aguirre’s Enclave. Her film credits include Mona Lisa Smile and Long Distance. She has done voice-overs for Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Pokemon and has voiced scores of TV and radio commercials as well as cartoons, talking toys, and video games.

Lisa Flanagan is a classically trained soprano, comedian, voice-over artist, and Earphones Award–winning narrator.

Caitlin Kelly, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a seasoned voice-over artist with experience in Japan and the United States. She has a BFA in drama and studied musical theater at the Collaborative Arts Project 21, an off-Broadway theater company and musical theater training conservatory. She got started in voice-over work in 2009 while living in Japan where she toured with Disney’s World of English and World Family Club as a performer and a puppeteer.