Black Beauty (version 2)


Read by Cori Samuel

(4.8 stars; 265 reviews)

Black Beauty is a fictional autobiographical memoir told by a horse, who recounts many tales, both of cruelty and kindness. The title page of the first edition states that it was "Translated from the Original Equine by Anna Sewell." It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she was confined to her house as an invalid. After its publication in 1877, Sewell lived just long enough to see her first and only novel become an immediate bestseller, as well as it encouraging the better treatment of many cruelly-treated animals.

Although initially intended for people who work with horses, it soon became a children's classic. While outwardly teaching animal welfare, it also contains allegorical lessons about how to treat people with kindness, sympathy and respect. The story is narrated in the first person and each short chapter relates an incident in Black Beauty's life, with Sewell's detailed observations and extensive descriptions of horse behaviour lending the novel a good deal of verisimilitude.

Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Cori Samuel, with help. (5 hr 42 min)

Chapters

01 - My Early Home 5:03 Read by Cori Samuel
02 - The Hunt 6:34 Read by Cori Samuel
03 - My Breaking In 8:30 Read by Cori Samuel
04 - Birtwick Park 5:54 Read by Cori Samuel
05 - A Fair Start 7:05 Read by Cori Samuel
06 - Liberty 3:19 Read by Cori Samuel
07 - Ginger 8:40 Read by Cori Samuel
08 - Ginger's Story Continued 6:58 Read by Cori Samuel
09 - Merrylegs 5:16 Read by Cori Samuel
10 - A Talk in the Orchard 11:00 Read by Cori Samuel
11 - Plain Speaking 6:00 Read by Cori Samuel
12 - A Stormy Day 6:34 Read by Cori Samuel
13 - The Devil's Trade Mark 5:25 Read by Cori Samuel
14 - James Howard 5:29 Read by Cori Samuel
15 - The Old Ostler 5:39 Read by Cori Samuel
16 - The Fire 8:02 Read by Cori Samuel
17 - John Manly's Talk 7:00 Read by Cori Samuel
18 - Going for the Doctor 7:34 Read by Cori Samuel
19 - Only Ignorance 4:27 Read by Cori Samuel
20 - Joe Green 5:28 Read by Cori Samuel
21 - The Parting 5:27 Read by Cori Samuel
22 - Earlshall 7:25 Read by Cori Samuel
23 - A Strike for Liberty 6:26 Read by Cori Samuel
24 - The Lady Anne, or a Runaway Horse 11:50 Read by Cori Samuel
25 - Reuben Smith 6:59 Read by Cori Samuel
26 - How it Ended 5:24 Read by Cori Samuel
27 - Ruined and Going Downhill 5:18 Read by Cori Samuel
28 - A Job Horse and His Drivers 6:37 Read by Cori Samuel
29 - Cockneys 11:56 Read by Cori Samuel
30 - A Thief 4:59 Read by Cori Samuel
31 - A Humbug 5:38 Read by Cori Samuel
32 - A Horse Fair 7:13 Read by Cori Samuel
33 - A London Cab Horse 7:48 Read by Cori Samuel
34 - An Old War Horse 10:05 Read by Cori Samuel
35 - Jerry Barker 10:54 Read by Cori Samuel
36 - The Sunday Cab 8:28 Read by Cori Samuel
37 - The Golden Rule 6:28 Read by Cori Samuel
38 - Dolly and a Real Gentleman 7:43 Read by Cori Samuel
39 - Seedy Sam 6:41 Read by Cori Samuel
40 - Poor Ginger 4:32 Read by Cori Samuel
41 - The Butcher 5:34 Read by Cori Samuel
42 - The Election 3:25 Read by Cori Samuel
43 - A Friend in Need 7:45 Read by Cori Samuel
44 - Old Captain and His Successor 8:04 Read by Cori Samuel
45 - Jerry's New Year 10:53 Read by Cori Samuel
46 - Jakes and the Lady 6:58 Read by Cori Samuel
47 - Hard Times 8:18 Read by Cori Samuel
48 - Farmer Thoroughgood and His Grandson Willie 7:18 Read by Cori Samuel
49 - My Last Home 6:39 Read by Cori Samuel

Reviews

Black Beauty


(5 stars)

I loved hearing about life from the horses point of view.

unforgettable classic!


(5 stars)

This book is a classic. The author captures the essence of what a horse is and makes the character of Beauty human like without detracting from the fact that he is a horse. The narration is excellent. The reading voice is clear and pleasant to listen to as well as giving life to the words read.

Wonderfully touching story, great reader!


(5 stars)

I remember reading this book many years ago, but it never lost its appeal. The reader did an excellent job and added much to the emotion of the story.

Great book!


(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this book. also the narrator did awesome job narrating this book. I liked the end of this story.

Lovely tale, beautifully read


(5 stars)

Cori Samuel reads so beautifully. My five-year-old loved revisiting the novel with along with her wonderful reading. We enjoyed it on our carrides. .


(5 stars)

Absolutely love listening to this! Almost every night I stick this on to go to sleep, and I have for over a year! Read brilliantly.

Awesome Book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


(5 stars)

I love Black Beauty, he is the coolest horse ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I give five stars because it is a awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it was great 🐴 I loved it so much


(5 stars)

I love to know what a horse 🐎knows 💕💖💞