Black Beauty

  • by Anna Sewell, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
  • Narrated by Samuel West, Samantha Bond, Tamzin Outhwaite, Paul Thornley, Matt Stokoe
  • 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Performance

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.

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What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

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Cant Stop Listening !!!

I have listen to this audio 3x within the first week and now the forth time. It is beautifully written, engaging and speaks to the heart of humans and their often cruel & lack of compassion towards animals. The entire time, it allowed me draw comparison to the harsh treatment slaves endured.

I love this book immensely, it inspired me to listen to more books regarding animals and their unique bonds with humans such as Where the Red Fern Grows. . .

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- hamzuny

Childhood memories.

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

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-20-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios