The Horse Boy

  • by Rupert Isaacson
  • Narrated by Rupert Isaacson
  • 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected? The Horse Boy is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure. In Mongolia, the family found undreamed of landscapes and people, unbearable setbacks, and advances beyond their wildest dreams. This is a deeply moving, truly one-of-a-kind story--of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.

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Magical

Being a pragmatic business person, I don't really know why I picked this one out, but it will be part of me for the rest of my life. The love, the journey and the rewards are written and spoken in such a way that tears at the heart.

The parents and their love for their son is something to be cherished. Life lessons for us all. Excellent listen.
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- Linda

The Horse Boy

This is such an amazing true story, a fabulous book, and a beautiful "listen"! The fact that it is read by Rupert Isaacson, the author, makes it very special because you hear what is said in his own voice with his intonation and expression. This book was so inspirational, and it was amazing to see the love, loyalty, wisdom, sacrifice, and effort these two wonderful parents put forth in their effort to help their autistic son. I keep thinking what a lucky little boy to be so treasured by his parents. This is an amazing, true adventure story as well. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! My favorite book in a very long time.
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- Paula

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-14-2009
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio