This is one of my favorite books. Nicholas Evans has a way of keeping the pages turning with his character dialogue and intense descriptions about love. This was one that I pulled an all-nighter reading and one of the first books that made me cry.
Both books in this series were excellent!! Be sure to order them both. You'll want to read them both!!
Best book I've read in a long time. Started to read it again but resisted the urge.
One of the very rare time I thought the movie was better.
I read this for a TBR potluck challenge in my online book club, The Reading Cove. It started out engaging, but then took a wrong turn.
The opening scenes were gripping. Grace and her friend have a terrible horse riding accident, which also involves the driver of a big rig, named Wayne. He was featured as a focal character who would be a part of the entire book, but he abruptly disappears after the accident, leaving me to wonder why he was given so much page time to begin with...
Grace's mother Annie was a very unlikeable character. She was very emotionally self-centered and cold and unavailable to her husband and daughter. I disliked the way Grace's father, Robert, allowed her to railroad him much of the time. For an attorney in New York City, he was such a wimp in his marriage....
Which leads to Annie's affair with the title's namesake, the horse whisperer. Tom out in Montana. I won't go into too much here, but once Annie and Grace get to Montana (a move it seemed the Robert character would've pushed for more so than Annie's) the story descends into little more than a trite, contrived romance novel. I had zero interest in the development of Tom and Annie's affair...so the rest of the book fell very flat for me. And the ending was extremely rushed!
The healing of Grace and her horse, Pilgrim, was nice to see, but didn't get the page time the beginning of the novel had primed the reader for. So the story was off balance in that respect. I give it a C+.
A superb well-written story that will hold your attention completely. The expression, "I found it impossible to put this book down" fits this story perfectly. You may want to keep some tissues handy as Evan's book will touch your heart as well as your mind.
If you plan to rent the video, don't do it until you've read the book which is SO much better. This is a book you'll want to refer to and share with good friends.
Forget about the movie...the book is more intense. I was constantly turning the pages, wondering what would happen next. Part romance, part redemption, part drama....this is one of his best books, in my opinion. The ending blew me away...WOW!
Could not put this down, very gripping start!
The stunning international bestseller that is at once an epic love story and a gripping adventure-a mesmerizing tale of healing and redemption that will hold you spellbound as it dares you to believe.....
this books is so much better than the movie for i cried at the end.
I read the book "The Horse Whisperer". I was given the audio and have not used it. The book was magnificent. A great read.
I thought this book was ok. I thought the book led us down an obvious path but I thought the ending was horrible. What a cop out!
I enjoyed this book so much! The ending really surprised me and stayed with me long after I read it. Much better than the movie!!
Great book. I really enjoyed reading it.
A child wounded in body and spirit. A horse driven mad by pain. A woman fighting to save them both and the man who is their only hope. An excellent book.
A woman takes her injured daughter and her horse to a man who may be the only hope of saving them all.