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    The beautiful, spirited red pony is everything Jody ever dreamed of....

    Raised on a ranch in northern California, Jody is well-schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life. He is used to the way of horses, too; but nothing has prepared him for the special connection he will forge with Gabilan, the hot-tempered pony his father gives him. With Billy Buck, the hired hand, Jody tends and trains his horse, restlessly anticipating the moment he will sit high upon Gabilan's saddle. But when Gabilan falls ill, Jody discovers there are still lessons he must learn about the ways of nature and, particularly, the ways of man.

    ©1933, 1961 John Steinbeck (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    • karen
    • 25/08/2013

    Steinbeck maybe about his youth?

    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. A beautiful story about longing. Growing up. Responsibility life!

    What other book might you compare The Red Pony to and why?

    A separate peace

    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

    Billy

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

    Billy. Would like to understand how he came to this ranch and why he wanted to stay!

    Any additional comments?

    One can really feel the place and the people here

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    • Elle
    • 03/05/2012

    About the narration

    I just had to write briefly to say that, while the reader has a wonderful speaking voice, his narrating style involves an inflection that lilts and trails off every time he comes across a period. With the exception of dialogue, it seems that every sentence he speaks ends with the same tone, dropping off exactly the same way each time; almost as if the sentence isn't completed and ends with an ellipses. Although the words are always clear and easy to understand, the constant and repeated rhythm quickly became annoying to me. If you are able to space out enough to just absorb the story without paying too much attention to the sound of it, it becomes less obvious, but I found myself irritated within the first four minutes.

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    • Justin
    • 02/01/2022

    Awesome book

    This was one of my favorite books. I have already read it at least twice and I will gladly to it again.everybody on audible should keep up the good work.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 24/11/2018

    Amazing

    The narrator covered everything and made the story come to life! It was very well paced.

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    • Russell Bernard
    • 06/08/2018

    Realistic Story Telling

    What is not to like about a book narrated by Frank Muller one of the best in the business. Steinbeck pulls no punches with this book that is very realistic and not sugar coated. I found this book to be little vignettes of a young man's life not necessarily a story with a plot and a happy ending. I find that refreshing and more like my life, just little stories and events strung together as Jodi ages. The ending tugs at you a bit as Jodi comforts his grandfather.

    This is worth a listen and ignor the reviews about the narration, Frank Muller is one of the best. And Steinbeck gets better with each book.

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    • Chauncey
    • 08/01/2018

    nice book

    Easy to follow along. Good plot. It was interesting that the red pony was not the main interest.

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    • Doink
    • 10/06/2016

    Narrator habit got on my nerves

    The narrator speaks normally for the first 3/4 of the sentence, trails off, and then gets this sensitive, gravely half whisper for the last few words. For every single sentence. Every single one. It's grating to listen to.

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    • Caroline1
    • 09/04/2016

    Very compelling

    More compelling than any of "the best books of 2015" that I have read this year. Very moving!

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    • Kevin Shields
    • 15/09/2015

    What is not to love here?

    One of the greatest stories ever told read by Frank Muller? This is a special treat indeed.

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    • ALoggins
    • 16/07/2019

    Not a fan of the narrator.

    I have to agree with other reviewers. The pace, performance and inflection of the narrator was not appealing. Many times I found it distracting and had to take take breaks before resuming. Great story.