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In his deeply personal account, Rupert Isaacson tells the amazing story of his autistic son and his transformation through the healing power of horses.

From his home in Texas to the wilds of Mongolia, we follow the Isaacson family on an epic journey on horseback - a journey that would test their love, challenge their beliefs and change their lives.

©2009 Rupert Isaacson (P)2009 Hachette Audio

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Much more than....

Gosh i don't know where to begin, this book is a fabulous read for all of us out there who think we are 'in the normal world '.
I cried and laughed, i felt so frustrated i wanted to scream but most of all i realised i really do not have clue.
Thank you all so much for sharing your lives, i wish you all the very best. 👏👏👏

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Fantastic story, beautifully told.

Fantastic to hear this journey in Rupert”s own words & voice- it came “alive” beautifully. I found it difficult to put down. Highly recommend this story.

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Amazing

Loved it so much!! Such a fantastic story and journey, so glad I listened to this story.

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Unexpectedly moved

incredibly moving at the simple things we can take for granted.
I hope for a follow-up book much later maybe after that nine years mark or longer
Thank u for telling Ur personal family story

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Beautiful

Beautifully crafted story/documentary of a healing and actual journey. Honest and genuine. A wonderful narrator who is the author. Now I’m looking forward to watching the movie on you tube.

And part of the proceeds of book sales go back to therapy support for families in need.

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brilliant story

loved the story line and the realism of it. I would highly recommend this book

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Relatable and funny

Narrator was personable. I loved the funny bits. Lots I can relate to with my nephew. Enjoyed this as an audio book. Pleased with my purchase and bonus a bit goes to supporting alternative healing

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amazing, heart-warming story

Loved every word. It educated me on the life and struggles of an autistic child family, even though I thought I had a pretty good idea on the reality, it really opened my mind. Thank you Rupert and Kristen for taking this extraordinary journey for your son and sharing it with the world.

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awesome

loved it.beautifully written and read. where is rohan now i wonder..hope he is still riding..connecting...

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Inspirational audiobook

Horse boy is an Amazing, inspiring, engaging and heart warming story. I Highly recommend this audiobook. So Beautifully written

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  • Barbara Muir
  • 08-03-2010

Love and Dedication

I was overwhelmed by sheer scale of the task that Rupert Issacson and his dear wife set them selfs, their selflesness was quite extraordinary the journey they undertook was a crusade that Ruperts faith would better his sons quality of life was unshakable.
I don't want to say any more as it would only spoil the book, I was almost in tears at various parts and would recommend this as a must read.

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  • Pia
  • 29-10-2009

Amazing story!

This story is so inspirational! It is fantastic also to hear it read by the father who wrote it, I watched the documentary film afterwards but it was nowhere near as good as the book. Too much was cut out - however it was interesting to compare the two. I would definitely recommend this amazing journey, and adventure and story of endurance. Loved it!

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  • Sarah B.
  • 19-09-2020

fascinating and heartwarming

beautiful story I really enjoyed it funny, sad, happy and educational. true story too amazing

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  • Izzywiz
  • 05-09-2020

Such an amazing story

A story that will fill you with hope and open your mind to other forms of healing.
Totally loved it.

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  • Olaf
  • 02-12-2018

Moving story

unexpectedly , i like to story very much . it is moving , informative , great story to follow , well told , and lovely topic love struggles and of moving forward

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  • Susan R.
  • 14-11-2018

Tears a plenty more good than sad.

Not often a book makes me cry. But perhaps being narrated by the author, the man having experienced and continues to experience his family's life with their amazing Rowan. Their open mindedness to try anything to help their son and ultimately their family. The raw emotion hits right in the heart. I felt great empathy reading/listening to their journey. I wish them all well xx

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  • Benny
  • 21-03-2018

A book with a differrence.

Did not know quite what to expect when I bought this book. As a horse lover, the title was enough to make me buy it to try.

Well read by the author it is a journey of hope and discovery.

It has taught me a great deal I did not know about the problems of having an autistic member of a family.

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  • Alex
  • 19-12-2017

Fantastic

An honest and reflective insight to a journey of discovery for an autistic child and his parents in the mountains of Mongolia. I feel like I was there with them on the venture and look forward to hearing more. Great narration and performance.

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  • Sarah Noakes
  • 29-09-2017

Brilliant

loved this book when I read it in paper version and with Rupert narrating.Want to find the sequel on audio

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  • Andrea O.
  • 03-04-2017

An amazing listen 😊

I didn't want this book to end...It is an incredible story of hope, heart break and happiness.
For those with an interest in autism, this book is so interesting and thought provoking.
For those with little or no knowledge of autism, you will be utterly amazed at the struggle and perseverance of one family's bid to help their son.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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