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Author: Nicholas Evans Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553750720
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A forty-ton truck hurtles out of control on a snowy country road, a teenage girl on horseback in its path.  In a few terrible seconds the life of a family is shattered.  And a mother's quest begins -- to save her maimed daughter and a horse driven mad by pain.  It is an odyssey that will bring her to...

The Horse Whisperer

He is the stuff of legend.  His voice can calm wild horses and his touch heal broken spirits.  For secrets uttered softly into pricked and troubled ears, such men were once called Whisperers.  Now Tom Booker, the inheritor of this ancient gift, is to meet his greatest challenge.

Annie Graves has traveled across a continent with her daughter, Grace, and their wounded horse, Pilgrim, to the Booker ranch in Montana.  Annie has risked everything -- her career, her marriage, her comfortable life -- in her desperate belief that the Whisperer can help them.  The accident has turned Pilgrim savage.  He is now so demented and dangerous that everyone says he should be destroyed.  But Annie won't give up on him, for she feels his fate is inextricably entwined with that of her daughter, who has retreated into a heartrending, hostile silence.  Annie knows that if the horse dies, something in Grace will die too.

In the weeks to come, under the massive sky of the Rocky Mountain Front, all their lives -- including Tom Booker's -- will be transformed forever in a way none could have foretold.  At once an epic love story and a gripping adventure, The Horse Whisperer weaves an extraordinary tale of healing and redemption -- a magnificent emotional journey that explores our ancient bonds with earth and sky and hearts untamed.  It is a stirring elegy to the power of belief and self-discovery, to hopes lost and found again. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • A compelling portrait of three people who love each other but can't break through the self-created walls that keep them apart. Chicago Sun-Times
  • Compelling . . . a real page-turner. San Francisco Chronicle
  • Fascinating . . . moving . . . a big, engrossing book [with] an unexpected endeing that surprises mightily. Los Angeles Times
  • Brilliance pervades this five-hankerchief weepie. The Times (London)
  • Outstanding . . . a book of rare power and beauty. Booklist

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 5/20/2011

    " this is the best book i have ever read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chelsea | 5/13/2011

    " Most ridiculous book ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/10/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books of all time! It is so good and so sad and so interesting. The book is SOSOSO much better than the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 3/30/2011

    " I from the area in MT that this story takes place in so I was slightly excited to read this book :) I love this book. It is such a great story. The descriptions in this book are so vivid and the rich. Overall it's a well written, wonderful story that I love to read over and over :)

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 3/27/2011

    " Haven't finished reading this yet, but what i've read so far has been a very sad, but exciting book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 3/26/2011

    " Love, love, love this book. Awesome story. And the ending in the book is way better than the ending in the movie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kayla | 3/25/2011

    " It had Language on the third page. How stupid is that?!?!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harleen | 3/21/2011

    " a very touching story.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margo | 3/17/2011

    " This is one of those rare times that I saw the movie before reading the book. I enjoyed the book thoroughly and thought the ending of the book was more dramatic & interesting than the movies depiction of it. It's a great read whether you've seen the movie already or not! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 3/7/2011

    " will always be a classic "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 3/2/2011

    " This is one my all time favorite books. I love most anything by Nicholas Evans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 2/24/2011

    " Excellent, excellent book. I would give it 5 more stars if I could. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerri | 2/17/2011

    " Loved it! I saw the movie first so while I read it I kept comparing to the movie and picturing Robert Redford and Kristin Scott Thomas. The ending of the book is SO different from the movie. Well worth reading! "

About the Author

Nicholas Evans studied law at Oxford after serving in Africa with Voluntary Service Overseas. He then worked as a newspaper reporter, television producer, and screenwriter before writing four New York Times bestselling novels. His first book, The Horse Whisperer, was made into a movie directed by Robert Redford. He lives in Devon with his wife, singer/songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming.

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.