Mickey and the Plow Horse

  • by Edward A. Dreyfus Ph.D.
  • Narrated by Leonor A. Woodworth
  • 4 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mickey is a 12-year old, asthmatic boy who spends his time with his iPad, iPod, and tons of video games. He does not participate in the rough and tumble activities of boys his age including sports and considers himself a nerd. That does not stop his parents from sending him to camp for the summer. While there, he meets Jackson, a beaten down plow horse that seems to need Mickey's friendship as much as Mickey needs his. The moment Mickey touches Jackson, something magical happens; he discovers that he and the plow horse share a gift that will change their lives forever.
The author, a psychologist, believes that within each child lies a thoroughbred needing to be nurtured, loved, and seen. When this happens, they are transformed, as if by magic, and set free to follow their dreams and fulfill their potential. Like many people, Mickey defined himself by his handicap. Through his relationship with Jackson, and two friends he meets at camp, Samantha and Brian, he finds the courage and develops the confidence to see himself through their eyes. These relationships transform him. The book is dedicated to all people, young and old, who live their lives feeling separated from others, misfits in their own life, doing their job each day the same as the day before, seldom experiencing a sense of passion and the freedom to be fully themselves.

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Customer Reviews

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Eh ... it's okay; not very attention-getting

Note: In exchange for an unbiased review, the author, publisher, and/or narrator were kind enough to provide an audio version of this book at no charge via AudiobookBoom.

Honestly, I think the brief author's note at the end was more impactful than the whole story. This wasn't very well written or attention-getting. Perhaps very young audiences - like maybe younger than 10 would find this enthralling or interesting, but it's not up to par with many young adult books I've listened to in the past. Also, I find it more than a little hard to believe that the adults at the camp would have successfully been able to enter this child in a dangerous horse race without the permission of his parents. The narrator was alright, but not really that great overall. Maybe it was just the material he was working with. :/
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- Terminator Fan

Very good kids book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Maybe to one that had a child who was struggling to find themselves as likeable.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Mickey and the Plow Horse?

I loved the Race!


Have you listened to any of Leonor A. Woodworth’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

i have not, but it was a good job


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

I cried near the end at the race as well as laughed at the whole pig pen incident


Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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- Jennifer Mulder

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-22-2016
  • Publisher: Edward A. Dreyfus, Ph.D.