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Black Beauty audiobook

  • By: Anna Sewell
  • Narrator: John Rayburn
  • Category: Classics, Fiction
  • Length: 6 hours 18 minutes
  • Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
  • Publish date: January 01, 2023
  • Language: English
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Black Beauty Audiobook Summary

Written nearly a century and a half ago, this book was the first major animal story in children’s literature, although the author had intended it for adults.

Anna Sewell had been crippled at a young age but could still drive a horse-drawn carriage. She often drove her father to the station to go to work and later picked him up to bring him home. During those times, she saw there was often inhumane treatment of horses and was inspired to write about it in order, as she said, “To induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses.” She spent the last seven years of her life writing her only novel, Black Beauty, told in first-person narration by Black Beauty himself.

As we all know, horses can’t write or tell their life story. Therefore, as narrator, John Rayburn says he speaks as the horse, telling the story of the horse as you are invited to listen to the tale of a courageous animal.

And don’t miss Rayburn’s historic reenactment of four World Series Classics … 1945 Cubs-Tigers, 1946 Cardinals-Red Sox, and 1956 Yankees-Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Black Beauty Audiobook Narrator

John Rayburn is the narrator of Black Beauty audiobook that was written by Anna Sewell

John Rayburn is a veteran of 62 years in broadcasting.  He served as a news/sports anchor and show host, and his TV newscast achieved the largest Share of Audience figures of any major-market TV newscast in the nation. John is a member of a Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.

About the Author(s) of Black Beauty

Anna Sewell is the author of Black Beauty

Black Beauty Full Details

Narrator John Rayburn
Length 6 hours 18 minutes
Author Anna Sewell
Publisher Blackstone Publishing
Release date May 27, 2024
ISBN 9798212416856


The publisher of the Black Beauty is Blackstone Publishing. includes the following subjects: The BISAC Subject Code is Classics, Fiction

Additional info

The publisher of the Black Beauty is Blackstone Publishing. The imprint is John D. Rayburn. It is supplied by Blackstone Publishing. The ISBN-13 is 9798212416856.

Global Availability

This book is only available in the United States.

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