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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (32,995 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Farley Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Black Stallion Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781449846954
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When the steamer Drake is shipwrecked off the Spanish coast, only two passengers survive. One is Alec Ramsay, a young American boy. The other is the Black Stallion, the wildest of all wild creatures. Stranded together on a desert island, boy and stallion develop a deep and wonderful understanding. The Black Stallion is the horse Alec has always dreamed of—beautiful, free-spirited, and astonishingly strong. Alec is determined to tame him and bring him home to New York. But the job turns out to be more difficult and dangerous that he ever thought possible, for a wild Arabian stallion will not settle down easily into the quiet American countryside. Generations have been captivated by Walter Farley’s heartwarming story of the extraordinary horse and the boy who loves him. To this day, The Black Stallion remains one of the best-loved books of children around the world and a classic of children’s literature.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Pahdoco | 2/19/2014

    " Farley's books were my constant companions when I was a kid. I've read and re-read them and still smile every time I think of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen Wright | 2/16/2014

    " I still love it-fifty years later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Riegger | 1/5/2014

    " "The Black Stallion" which was written in 1941 and won the Caldecott award in 1946 was one of my favorites as a young child. The book was written for the intermediate to adult reader as there are many concepts that younger readers could not identify or understand. My copy of the book contains no illustrations with exception of the from cover and that is in black and white. The story is very descriptive and lets your imagination see the settings and events very vividly. The characters are written genuinely and I felt that you wanted to see if Alec and "Black" got off the island and were able to get home. I felt introducing the character of the trainer and the mystery of adding Black to the race and having him win were well thought out and written. In the classroom, some lesson plans on types of horses, the horse racing industry, the survival and dependence of Alec and Black on the island and the idea that many people believe this to be a true story not a work of fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoDean | 1/3/2014

    " I read all the Black Stallion books during middle elementary. Loved! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 12/29/2013

    " I grew up with the Walter Farley Black Stallion series and loved just about every one I read. This is the first one, and very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 12/29/2013

    " While taking a ship back to the United States a boy is ship wrecked with a stallion. When rescued he is finally given an opportunity to acquire the horse and race him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tisha | 12/14/2013

    " Read this book, and the rest of the series, years and years ago in elementary school. Don't remember much beyond the fact that I enjoyed reading them at the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindy | 12/10/2013

    " Abbi and I really liked this book. It held Abbi's attention and I loved the authors writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 12/4/2013

    " I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! The ending never ceases to be exciting for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherpal | 11/22/2013

    " it was quite interesting with lots of interesting events. its a very good book and i recomend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 10/30/2013

    " Just as good as I remembered it :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 10/17/2013

    " This is one of my favorite books of all time. I read this around 9 or 10 and I can remember crying at the end because I didn't want it to be over. It gives you reason to believe that everyone deserves a chance to be great, and that miracles are there for those who want to work at them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andd Becker | 9/24/2013

    " A boy's obsession culminates in a racetrack win. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorena | 8/4/2013

    " Oh, I was in love with these books when I was a tweener. I read every single Walter Farley book and loved them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 5/21/2013

    " Loved this book as a kid, loved it now. Can't go wrong with a book featuring a beautiful horse. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessie | 11/15/2012

    " Knowing that this book has a 4.14 star reading and so many rave reviews makes me feel bad saying that I didn't like it. The story was good but I found the whole book to be very boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 10/26/2012

    " My number one favorite when I was a child! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 8/30/2012

    " Good but I cannot remember most of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 7/18/2012

    " One of my favorite books growing up! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Callie Kolterman | 6/20/2012

    " I loved this book. The relationship between Alec and the Black was so strong it was unbelievable. The adventures that the two had to go on were really interesting. I had a hard time putting the book down. There was quite a bit of suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TFGamer | 4/8/2012

    " This is a wonderful coming of age story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phnx | 3/26/2012

    " Loved it when I was a girl :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelina Shaw | 3/19/2012

    " Read the series many times when I was young...loved these stories so much!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brinnley | 3/5/2012

    " i LOVE this series but I never got to finish all 30 something books because my teacher said I need to read something other than this series :). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisem007 | 2/5/2012

    " read it a long time ago. very well written, and great story! but a little sad... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zigforas | 11/1/2011

    " My dad loved the Black Stallion books as a kid, so he'd read most of them to me by the time I turned ten. We used to take refuge in the den on hot summer days, and I would pop grapes in his mouth while he read to me and my mom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy Boyz | 8/20/2011

    " This is my 7 year old son's new most treasured book. Is it great literature, probably not, did it totally keep his attention night to night- Yes. He dreams of being the boy in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 7/25/2011

    " I read this when I was in grade school and my boyfriend had never read it so we got the audio book version of The Black Stallion. It is a well written story with lots of adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 penelopewanders | 5/27/2011

    " Re-reading with my class. Still a good read with advanced EFL. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 3/10/2011

    " One of the best horse books ever written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 3/4/2011

    " The first book was the story of a boy and a horse, but the series grows with books on similar themes of overcoming adversity and animal/human bonding. Loved them as a kid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleisha | 8/21/2007

    " wasnt a fav. but it was still a good book. "

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About the Author
Author Walter Farley

Walter Farley’s (1915–1989) first book, The Black Stallion, was an instant hit when it appeared in 1941. Mr. Farley went on to write thirty-three other enormously popular books about the Black Stallion and other horses which were published in more than twenty countries. He died in 1989, shortly before the publication of his last novel, The Young Black Stallion, written with his son Steven.

About the Narrator

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community. He has also won twenty-three Earphones Awards.