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    • Black Beauty

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Anna Sewell, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Samantha Bond, Tamzin Outhwaite, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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    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.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Black Beauty, White Fang, Call of the Wild (Annotated)

    • By: Anna Sewell, Jack London
    • Narrated by: Cori Samuel, Mark Smith
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
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    This audiobook includes three favorite classics: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, White Fang by Jack London, and Call of the Wild by Jack London. Black Beauty: Black Beauty is a horse who is raised in a loving home; however, throughout his life he receives multiple new owners. He experiences love and cruelty, riches and poverty. Will Black Beauty find a happy home in the end? 

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This classic tale of a handsome, spirited horse, Black Beauty has been a children's favourite for over 100 years. Sewell tells the story of Beauty's life from a young foal through to a working horse.

    Non-member price: $21.06

    • Black Beauty

    • The Autobiography of a Horse
    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
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    When Black Beauty is just a foal, his mother tells him to be gentle and good, hard-working and obedient to his humans always. Beauty's first job, as carriage horse to Squire Gordon, rewards his good behavior. But when the Gordons fall on hard times, Beauty is sold to an estate whose mistress insists on the bearing rein, a device that forces a horse's head into an uncomfortable but chic position. After scarring his knees in a fall, Beauty is sold once again, to a hard life in a livery stable.

    Non-member price: $10.24

    • The Enchanted Collection

    • By: Anna Sewell, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden, Simon Vance, Michael Page, and others
    • Length: 40 hrs and 40 mins
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    This is a collection meant to be cherished for a lifetime. Whether encountering these cherished tales for the first or the 50th time, listeners will find enchantment in this collection.

    Non-member price: $102.52

    • Black Beauty (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the meadow of his youth to the crowded, frosty streets of London, Black Beauty tells the story of his life under many masters in Victorian England, among them the kind Squire Gordon, the principled Jeremiah Barker, and the exploitive Nicholas Skinner. No matter the circumstance, Beauty bears joy and hardship with grace, heeding his mother's advice to be good, gentle, and hardworking - always.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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    The compelling tale of a spirited young Thoroughbred. Anna Sewell said that her purpose in writing this novel was "to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses." The book broke records for sales and is the sixth best seller in the English language.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Black Beauty

    • The Autobiography of a Horse
    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Victoria McGee
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With 50 million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. The story is narrated in the first "person" as an autobiographical memoir told by a horse named Black Beauty—including his carefree days as a colt on an English farm, his later difficult life pulling cabs in London, and his happy retirement in the country.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Cori Samuel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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    Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
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    Every girl's favorite book about horses, this beloved autobiography of a carriage horse in 19th-century England is filled with humor, drama, intrigue, and hope. Follow Black Beauty as he leaves his happy colt-hood home to follow his destiny as a carriage horse, and to the destructive life of a cab horse in London. You'll meet the whole series of Black Beauty's people, from devious, nasty Seedy Sam to the most wonderful of grooms, James Howard, and his cab-driver Jerry Barker and his cheerful family, and finally Black Beauty's saviour, Joe Green.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Black Beauty

    • (Puffin Classics)
    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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    Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty.

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Black Beauty

    • The Autobiography of a Horse
    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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    From its first publication in 1877, Black Beauty has been one of the best-loved animal stories ever written. The dramatic and heartwarming tale is told by the magnificent black horse himself, from his idyllic days on a country squire’s estate to his harsh fate as a London cab horse and his merciful rescue by two kindly old ladies. Filled with vivid anecdotes about animal intelligence, the novel derives a special magic from the love of all creatures, great and small, apparent on every page.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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    Sometimes he came round and patted me, saying in his quiet, pleasant way, "This horse has got a good master, and he deserves it." It was a very rare thing for any one to notice the horse that had been working for him. I have known ladies to do it now and then, and this gentleman, and one or two others have given me a pat and a kind word; but 99 persons out of 100 would as soon think of patting the steam engine that drew the train. This is the heart-warming story of Black Beauty, his masters, and his friends.  

    Non-member price: $19.88

    • Black Beauty

    • Audio Book Bestseller Classics Collection
    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Matt Montanez
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    Animal lovers of all ages will cherish this memorable story. Perhaps the most celebrated animal story of the 19th century, Black Beauty is the suspenseful and deeply moving account of a horse's experiences at the hands of many owners - some, sensitive riders who treated him gently; others, cruel drivers who thoughtlessly inflicted lasting damage.

    Non-member price: $10.24

    • Prince Noir : Souvenirs d'un cheval

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Emmanuelle Lemée
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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    L'histoire, racontée à la première personne, est l'autobiographie d'un cheval nommé Prince Noir qui commence sa vie poulain dans une ferme anglaise. Le roman raconte les mésaventures de ce cheval, vendu par ses premiers propriétaires, jusqu'à devenir cheval de fiacre dans les rues de Londres. Tout au long de l'histoire, Prince Noir est confronté à la cruauté ou la sympathie des hommes, et continue à faire le travail qu'on lui demande avec courage.

    Non-member price: $15.20

    • Black Beauty

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 37 mins
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    This audiobook is about the life of a beautiful horse as a colt, adult, and retired animal and addresses issues horses had to deal with in regards to being used to pull carriages for money making and about the fair and kind treatment of animals used by people.

    Non-member price: $15.36

    • Children's Favourite Stories

    • By: Roger William Wade, Hans Christian Anderson, Oscar Wilde, and others
    • Narrated by: Brenda Markwell, Robin Markwell
    • Length: 38 mins
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    A collection of stories that children absolutely adore. The brilliant Robin and Brenda Markwell voice a fabulous retelling of classics, from The King's New Clothes to the story of Black Beauty and much more. So go on and delve into a series of enchanting worlds that we all know and love.

    Non-member price: $4.67

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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    Black Beauty is a novel by English author Anna Sewell written around 1877. The story is told in the first person and is a fictional autobiographical memoir told from the perspective of a horse named Black Beauty. The story follows this horse's life, from his young days on an English farm with his mother, to the more dreadful years of pulling cabs in London, and ending with his happy retirement in the country.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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    Black Beauty is an autobiographical memoir detailing the journey of a horse, from his whimsical days as a young colt on a farm in 19th Century England, before moving on towards tough times hauling cabs in London and finally ending with a peaceful rest in the country.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Black Beauty

    • By: Anna Sewell
    • Narrated by: Colin Salmon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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    This is one of the most famous children's books ever written. Since its publication in 1877, it has sold well over 30 million copies. It held the world record for sales far and above any other piece of children's literature for 130 years. It wasn’t, however, written for children - the story of the highly spirited and gorgeous black stallion and his transfer from owner to increasingly abusive owner until his final happy rescue was originally intended to be a campaigning work distributed to those who worked with horses.

    Non-member price: $23.41

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