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The Horse Dancer

De : Jojo Moyes
Lu par : Julia Franklin
Durée : 17 h et 22 min
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Sarah's grandfather was a horseman of rare talent - only the exceptional are allowed into France's elite riding academy, Le Cadre Noir. But life took an unexpected turn, and now from a council estate in east London, the Captain hopes to train his granddaughter towards a better life.

Natasha is a lawyer whose job is to represent the best interests of children. Her confidence in her judgement has been shaken and her marriage has died - but an encounter with Sarah may lead to Natasha learning all she needs to know about life from a fourteen-year-old girl and a large horse named Boo...

©2009 Jojo Moyes (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

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  • Mark
  • 27/03/2010

The best! I'd give it 10 stars if I could...

(By Carol, not Mark.) I listen to LOTS of audio books, and this is simply THE best I've ever heard, the first I've ever felt compelled to comment on. The narrator is superb, and the storyline mesmerizing; I acutally took it to bed with me a couple of evenings because I was simply unable to turn it off!

The characters are fully developed and fresh,and the horse angle authentic. The author's commentary at the end about the origins of the story is the frosting on the cake. Listen to this book!

(Now I'm going to go purchase a hard copy so I can read it for myself!)

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  • Marilyn
  • 07/01/2010

You Get More That One Credit's Worth!

I long for REAL horse stories and was surprised to find this one so superbly bound together with the myriad of human experiences from the tween years to middle age to dying and death. I cannot fathom a world without my horses.

I admire the complexity of characters, plotting, and settings in which this author deftly weaves together. Though at times, it seems that too much incidental description is included, then comes the comes the moment this book needs it all so that it may be stitched back together for a satisfying conclusion.

The only down side for me was the pacing of the reader, and that is simply a cultural difference. After the first hour, I was finding it a simply elegant rendering of a very satisfying book. Well worth the credit!



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  • J Kasper
  • 16/12/2009

Wonderful wonderful story

Great characters, good drama interesting story all make this book a winner. Absolutely a great read especially for the horse addicted.

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  • Kaelin
  • 01/12/2009

Wow! Amazing story start to finish

I hung on every word of this novel. I loved the narration, her animated voice was perfect for each character. The story line was well woven. Jojo did a fabulous job with the horse terminology. Being an avid dressage rider, I will suffer through a lot if it is horse related, but I never found the horse parts cliche. I even got my husband hooked on the second half after he started listening. This is a true coming of age novel for all ages!

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  • LA
  • 06/04/2010

almost too much!

This was a great listen, even though I frequently found myself groaning "oh no" when one more thing went wrong. The situations and characters were so well drawn, and the beauty shone through constantly in spite of the difficult situations. The narration is excellent, and the whole book very satisfying. Worth listening through the rough moments!

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  • Suzn F
  • 18/05/2013

Have the Hankies Nearby

I dare the reader/listener to keep a dry eye. This book about a young girl and her horse and her foster "family" made me feel and held my interest every in chapter. Jojo Moyes is becoming a favorite for me. This is the second book from this author I've truly enjoyed. And this one had a horse as a main character who develops a unique bond with his young rider. This is a story with adventure, family bonds, romance, betrayal, danger and redemption. I so enjoy a book that invites you in and brings you along for the ride.

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  • Annie M.
  • 19/02/2013

Think Jodi Picoult--with horses.

What did you love best about The Horse Dancer?

I really loved the fact that, at last, someone has written a book for horse fans that is lyrical, honest, intriguing, and not gushy. Moyes obviously knows her horses. All the interactions between 13-year-old Sarah and her magnificent Selle Francais gelding stuck a very authentic note. I also loved how the storyline about Mac and Natasha realistically interwove with Sarah's story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well, obviously, it has to be the horse.

Which scene was your favorite?

There isn't one particular scene that stands out for me, but I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed the descriptions of Sarah astride Boo, working on the haute ecole dressage moves that she knows are her--and her horse's--ticket to a better life.

If you could take any character from The Horse Dancer out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would take the horse, Boo, out to dinner. I'd invite him to my barn, introduce him to my own horses, feed him a delicious bucket of warm mash and then ask him if he'd let me ride him in the morning.

Any additional comments?

As I read this book, I found myself reminded of the writing of Jaclyn Mitchard and Jodi Picoult. The story had lots of twists, lots of harrowing moments that left you wondering, "Oh no, what's going to happen now?" The narration was extremely well done. All in all, it is a solid effort, an entertaining read. And, if you love horses, totally worth a token.

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  • lyl
  • 27/09/2012

From a true Anglophile

Love the English authors! Thanks Audible for having so many available on your site. This book has an excellent plot and the information on Dressage is fascinating. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Luke
  • 02/05/2010

awesome book

This was book was great. The narration was good, the story was exciting, and if your a horse lover you will be happy with the accuracy of her descriptions of dressage. I especailly enjoyed the quotes from Xenophon's "On Horsemanship" at the beginning of the chapter. Although it has a happy ending, be prepared to shed some tears!

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  • mendolynne
  • 03/06/2013

One excellent listen—makes your imagination dance

Jojo Moyes is quite the story teller—her pace is perfection. Sara, the young horse dancer, is forced to train frustratingly slow. But is pays off big time when it's time to put the horse to the test. So it is with The Horse Dancer. The first scenes were so un-dramatic I wasn't sure I wanted to continue, but then a whole new set of characters take center stage, and the details of the first chapters were invaluable. From then on it was a wild, wrenching extraordinary ride, so well worth it.

I especially love Jojo Moyes' endings. Well timed and satisfying - still I was sad when it was done because the adventure was so amazing. Julia Franklin is a gifted narrator who took on a diverse set of characters and accents with panache, coupling the novel perfectly.

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  • Hören statt lesen
  • 19/11/2011

naja ...

Die Story fand ich sehr verworren - bisher wurde die Brücke zwischen den verschiedenen Charakteren noch nicht gebaut - hab nach ca. einem viertel immer wieder vorgespult und war froh, dass es scheinbar zu Ende war - bis ich gemerkt habe, dass es eine zweite Datei mit der zweiten Hälfte der Story gibt... die wird von mir ungehört bleiben. Außderdem hat mir die Sprecherin nicht gefallen ... wenig Variation in der Stimme und sehr abgehakt gesprochen.

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  • Jennifer Wohlgemuth
  • 15/09/2017

I'm trying

it probably is a great book. I am going to try again, but the speakers voice is to me disturbing. all the French annoyed me. and the prolog with the tone of voice really made me aggrevated 5am on my way to work. I had to stop listening.

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  • U. Fischer
  • 09/06/2017

Zu viel französisch für meinen Geschmack

Was genau hätte man an The Horse Dancer noch verbessern können?

Wirr und langwierig! Zu viel französisch und verwirrend! Hat mich nur genervt und ich würde es gern zurückgeben - ist aber zu späht

Hat Sie The Horse Dancer nun im Hinblick auf andere Bücher dieses Genres beeinflusst

Hatte von Jojo Moyes mehr erwartet - andere Bücher dieser Autorin fand ich interessant und kurzweilig!

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  • Ivana
  • 22/09/2016

Beautiful and very moving story...

I love horses too and I enjoyed this book and its happy ending :-) Not always possible in real life, I'm afraid.