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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,856 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marguerite Henry Narrator: David McCallum Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9780739371886
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He was named “Sham” for the sun, this golden red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco’s stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune. Although he was as swift as the desert winds, Sham’s proud pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners.

This is the classic story of Sham and his friend, the stable boy Agba. Their adventures take them from the sands of the Sahara to the royal courts of France and, finally, to the green pastures and stately homes of England. For Sham was the renowned “Godolphin Arabian” whose blood flows through the veins of almost every superior Thoroughbred. Sham’s speed–like his story–has become legendary. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 2/17/2014

    " This was one of my favorite books as a child. I loved stories about horses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leandra | 2/14/2014

    " So sad but I read and reread this so many times! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 2/12/2014

    " a story about horses and racing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudine | 2/11/2014

    " This is probably one of the best horse stories I have read. It was really easy reading and didn't get bogged down with a lot of "touchy feely fake emotion" stuff. I really enjoyed it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumn | 2/9/2014

    " This book is exciting and thrilling. It is about a boy named Agba with his horse Sham when they get sent it Londan. When they arrive Sham is very skinny and nobody wants him except as a cart carrier. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgi Norris | 2/7/2014

    " Marguerite Henry's stories about horses are timeless, and as a child, I devoured any one of her books that I could get my hands on. This book is great for young readers, and teaches one about perseverance, trust, and hope. A fictionalized account of a true story, it is a book that every young horse lover should have in their library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bilboislove | 2/6/2014

    " when i was younger i LOVED any book that had to do with horses and this was one of my favorites! i deffinately recommend this to everyone out there who loves horse books as much i do :] "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cami Putnam | 1/31/2014

    " I grew up riding horses and this is a true story about the horse I grew up riding's great grand father. King of the Wind. He could run like the wind but it is quite an adventure before he and his life time stable boy sham was able to show just how fast he could run. Great heart warming story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/20/2014

    " It's been a long time since I've read this book but I remember really liking it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janie Hetherington | 1/20/2014

    " a childhood favorite (i remember it some 35 years later) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 12/31/2013

    " I read and re-read this as a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stormy | 12/26/2013

    " Have always enjoyed these books and have read them several times from childhood to adult - age doesn't matter. A joy to slip into this wonderful world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aria | 11/18/2013

    " i loved this book when i was in probably fourth grade! so many good memories. . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn | 11/18/2013

    " I loved this book as a kid and now as an adult its still good. I read this to my sons a chapter at at time for bedtime stories and they really liked it too (even though "we don't like horses"). They always wanted to me keep reading 'just one more chapter to find out what happens to Sham!' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 11/9/2013

    " Pretty good book. I always love horses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chad Strong | 5/30/2013

    " Loved this book when I was a kid -- read it over and over! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 5/12/2013

    " Reminded me of why I liked horse books as a kid. My third grade teacher read us Misty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyrie | 4/3/2013

    " I loved this book when I was a young girl. I thought the horse was amazing and the boy who took care of it, even more so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nan Reuel | 4/2/2013

    " I loved this book as a young girl!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 1/26/2013

    " Best horse book I've ever read. The Arabian history is enchanting :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mindy | 10/6/2012

    " I found this book rather depressing. It was ok I guess but it just didn't do anything for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Bukowinski | 9/25/2012

    " Excellent family audiobook for a road trip! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fiona | 6/2/2012

    " I still remember this vividly from when I read it as a child, pure magic :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leesa | 5/28/2012

    " Another multiple-read as a youngster. Never tired of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace Pringle | 2/2/2012

    " the best horse book of all time and it helps that its a true story ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy Blackburn | 10/26/2011

    " I read it as a kid I need to read it again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 GracieMakasie | 5/1/2011

    " It's suppoesed to be for little kids..i got lost a few times :P it's wasn't the best horse story I read but it was good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maigan | 4/23/2011

    " Can't quite remember it. It's been a long time since I read it last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/6/2011

    " Does anyone write horse stories like Marguerite Henry? No library is without horse lovers and I think her work is timeless if you can convince kids to look past the dated covers. For younger kids, these would work well if an adult would read them to them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M. | 2/23/2011

    " I read it, but I don't like horse stories all that much, so I don't remember much about it, nor was I terribly impressed by it.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/20/2011

    " I read this when I was a kid, and just read it again after watching "Secretariat". It is still just as good a story now as it was then. A must-read for every horse lover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/12/2011

    " I read this book countless times as a horse-crazy child. Like most Henry books, the writing is well done and the story more than a mere horse-crazy tale. This is a true classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 1/28/2011

    " I still have my copy from when I was a child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumn | 1/24/2011

    " This book is exciting and thrilling. It is about a boy named Agba with his horse Sham when they get sent it Londan. When they arrive Sham is very skinny and nobody wants him except as a cart carrier. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darby | 1/5/2011

    " I still think this is one of the best "horse" books ever. The illustrations of Arabian horses will take your breath away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 12/26/2010

    " I enjoyed reading this book again...almost 30 years later. I'm such a horse lover and it was my fondest dream for so many years to be a horse racing jockey, so this book is especially meaningful. Its also sad, a couple times I had to hold back the tears while reading it to the kids. They loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mishka | 12/22/2010

    " one of those books that you will never forget. every child should own a copy. "

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About the Author
Author Marguerite Henry

Marguerite Henry is the author of the popular Horseshoe Library, which includes such titles as Misty of Chincoteague; Stormy, Misty’s Foal; Brighty of the Grand Canyon; and King of the Wind.

About the Narrator

David McCallum is a Scottish-born actor of television, film, and stage. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made a dozen movies in the United Kingdom before his critically acclaimed work in Billy Budd brought him more attention. For his many years in television, he is best known for his role as Illya Kuryakin in the series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which ran from 1964 to 1968, and his present role as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard in the series NCIS. His stage credits include three Broadway plays, for which he earned a nomination for a Drama Desk Award for his role in The Philanthropist. His film work includes the 1963 release of The Great Escape and nominations for several awards. He has provided voice work for television, cinema, and video games. His audiobook narration includes a dozen books, through which he earned AudioFile Earphones Awards and two Audie Awards.