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First, Horse Heaven is one of my favorite books.
Also the narration was excellent.
I was looking for a book about what it is like to own and race thoroughbred horses. How could I go wrong with this author describing her experience handling a racing stable?
Of 18 chapters, there may be the equivalent of 3 about racing. The rest of just dreadful rubbish. It is less about the horses than it is about the author.
She explains the danger of anthropomorphizing and then proceeds to do so through most of the rest of the book.
"I am not an expert...." and then goes on to explain in great detail the cherry picking the science that explains her perceptions and ignoring the rest.
This seems to be a book written by a woman of the leisure class who does not need to worry about the financial aspects of racing as much as she does what her horse psychic friend and astrologer have to say on the subject. t
It was a very disappointing book and really was not worth time spent listening.
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