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The Horse Boy

Narrated by: Rupert Isaacson
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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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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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Superb read!

Absolutely loved this retelling. Great story and a great reading by the author himself. Brought tears to my eyes then made me laugh again. Truly wonderful, thank you.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ms. S. L. Baker
  • 16-02-2015

amazing!

A wonderful, insightful, beautiful family journey and extremely interesting. A real pleasure to listen to and makes you really contemplate it after each listen. I'll never forget it.

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  • Neil
  • 15-02-2015

enthralling

kept my interest and emotionally on the edge of my seat feeling for the parents every word of the book good luck rupet wishing you every success with your good work