The horse whisperer

Author Evans, Nicholas,
Language English
Publisher
[Vancouver]: Library Services Branch Province of British Columbia, 1998




Annotation:

Presents a magnificent story of healing and redemption.



Subjects :

  • Cassette tape.
  • Healers
  • Family
  • Horses
  • Fiction
  • Books on tape.
  • Man-woman relationships

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1997-98; Nominee Colorado
  • Tayshas High School Reading List, 1996-1997; Texas

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Reading Measurement Programs:


9780385315234, 0385315236
Delacorte Press (New York:) 1995.

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 9
Accelerated Reader Points 26


999999
Dell Pub. (New York N.Y.:) 1996.

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 970
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 9
Accelerated Reader Points 26

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Reviews :

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
After all the fuss about the multimillion-dollar book and movie deals for this first novel from a British screenwriter and producer, the book itself is a mild anticlimax. It will undoubtedly be a major seller, however, for it touches a number of hot-wire themes: worldly success versus the simple life, the redeeming power of love, the mystique of animals--all set against a wide-screen background of Montana. But the screenwriter's hand has not been displaced by the novelist's creative imagination, and at too many points the book feels manipulative and schematic, the characters under-realized, just waiting to be filled out by star performers. The narrative begins with a frightful accident: teenage Grace Maclean, daughter of nice-guy lawyer Robert and tough, English-born magazine editor Annie, is out riding near their country home in upstate New York on a snowy day, and she and her beautiful horse Pilgrim are hit by a skidding tractor-trailer. Grace is crippled, Pilgrim desperately injured and mentally shattered. Annie takes things firmly in hand, finds a cowboy, Tom Booker, who is a wizard with horses and, with Grace and Pilgrim in tow, heads out to Montana in search of healing for the horse and ultimate recovery for Grace. Not surprisingly, she and the firm but gentle Booker fall in love--and this is where the frequent comparisons by early readers to The Bridges of Madison County were made. This is a much more sophisticated book, however, even if it draws some of the same morals about big-city angst and rustic simplicity. By far the best things are the scenes of horse-healing, which are genuinely fresh, surprising and seemingly authoritative. It is perhaps a reflection on the rest that Pilgrim's recovery is more affecting than the conventionally melodramatic resolutions for the human principals. But it will sell and sell. 600,000 first printing; Literary Guild main selection; Reader's Digest Condensed Books selection; movie rights to Robert Redford; simultaneous BDD audio; author tour. (Sept.)
(PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1995.)

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Screenwriter Evans's debut novel spent 38 weeks on PW's bestseller list. (Nov.)
(PUBLISHER: Dell Pub. (New York N.Y.:), PUBLISHED: 1996 c1995.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
[Vancouver]: Library Services Branch Province of British Columbia, 1998

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
9 sound cassettes (10 hr. 45 min.):
(813/.54)
"#1998-174"
"This audiobook is for the exclusive use of persons unable to read print because of a physical or visual disability"-Container.
Ed. recorded New York Delacorte Press 1995. ISBN 0385315236.
Container includes braille.
New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Pub., 1998

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
10 sound cassettes (15 hrs.):
(Eva)
0553502204
9780553502206
Unabridged.
New York N.Y.: Dell Pub., 1996

Media Type: Language Material
451 p. ;
PS3555.V253 (813/.54)
0440222656
9780440222651
Originally published New York: Delacorte Press 1995.
Newport Beach CA: Books on Tape Inc., 1995

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
8 sound cassettes (12 hr.):
(813.54)
Unabridged.
New York NY: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Pub., 1995

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
4 sound cassettes (360 min.):
(Eva)
0553474286
9780553474282
Abridged.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1995

Media Type: Language Material
404 p. ;
PR6055.V213 (813/.54)
0385315236
9780385315234
Prince Frederick MD: Recorded Books, 1995

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
9 sound cassettes (12 hr. 45 min.):
PS3555.V253 (813/.54)
0788704419
9780788704413
In container (22 cm.).
An unabridged recording of the book.

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