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Publisher's Summary

Framed as a first-person narrative from the eponymous horse, this much-loved family classic follows Black Beauty's journey from a well-born colt to a painfully overworked cab horse. Brimming with vivid detail and relatable characters, each chapter of Black Beauty's long and varied life communicates an important message about kindness, sympathy and understanding.
Following the success of the double Audie award-winning Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories, Audible Originals UK are excited to announce this reimagination of Sewell's unique concept as an animal-based audio drama for all the family.
Black Beauty features lead performances from Samuel West (BAFTA nominated; Mr Selfridge, Howards End), Samantha Bond (SAG nominated; Downton Abbey, James Bond), Paul Thornley (Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, Les Misérables) and Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders, Great Expectations, Foyle's War) as well as the original theme music 'Galloping Home' by Denis King.
Public Domain (P)2017 Audible, Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Get ready to laugh, cry and sigh with nostalgia as everyone's favourite fictional horse makes a comeback." (Horse & Countryside)
"Perfect for the whole family to listen to together." (The Week)
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By Marietta Juarez on 11-06-17

Childhood memories.

beautiful story like how I remembered from when I was a child. great cast and wonderful sound effects.

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By janedoegrayson on 10-27-17

Loved it

Made me cry i love how it felt like i was watching a movie !! Both in my head, and in audio form :)

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By Nigel on 04-23-17

Samuel West portrays Black Beauty wonderfully

Any additional comments?

As I hadn’t read Black Beauty I was under the impression it was a whimsical horse story for girls - a equine equivalent of Lassie the Wonder Dog. It isn’t.

Written in 1877 it chronicles the life of Black Beauty and is told by the horse itself.

A theme of animal welfare and human kindness runs throughout the life of Black Beauty, though on a few occasions it did sound a little preachy. The only other minor criticism is that as I know what Tamzin Outhwaite looks like, when Ginger spoke an image of Ms Outhwaite was speaking in my head rather than a horse. Samuel West portrays Black Beauty wonderfully.

An enjoyable listen and am glad to have used a credit for it.

A big thanks to Audible, please keep producing audio dramas as they are really appreciated!

[ If you would like to hear more audio stories from the viewpoint of a horse have a look at ‘Warhorses of Letters’ starring Stephen Fry. ]

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By miss t groves on 04-24-17

Wow! This is just awesome!

What made the experience of listening to Black Beauty the most enjoyable?

Sensitive adaptation; excellent cast; beautiful narration!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Beauty?

the happy ending

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Sensitivity; kindness; beauty and power.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh and cry. I loved it.

Any additional comments?

A beautiful, sensitive and awesome performance of this timeless classic. Well done.

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