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  1. 10.0 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    The daring behind-Nazi-lines rescue of priceless pedigree horses by American soldiers in the closing days of World War Two—a riveting equine adventure story from the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion. While Hitler’s attempt to create an Aryan master race is well known, his simultaneous effort to build an equine master race made up of the finest purebred horses is not. Hidden on a secret farm in Czechoslovakia, these beautiful animals were suddenly imperiled in the spring of 1945 as the Russians closed in on the Third Reich from the east and the Allies attacked from the west. Thanks to the daring of an American colonel, an Austrian Olympian in charge of the famous Lipizzaner stallions, and the support of US General George Patton, a covert mission was planned to kidnap these endangered animals and smuggle them into safe territory—though many disapproved of risking human lives to save mere horses.

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    The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts

    The Perfect Horse

    10.0 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 12.8 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion comes the riveting true story of the valiant rescue of priceless pedigree horses in the last days of World War II. As the Russians closed in on Hitler from the east and the Allies attacked from the west, American soldiers discovered a secret Nazi effort to engineer a master race of the finest purebred horses. With the support of U.S. general George S. Patton, a passionate equestrian, the Americans planned an audacious mission to kidnap these beautiful animals and smuggle them into safe territory—assisted by a daring Austrian colonel who was both a former Olympian and a trainer of the famous Lipizzaner stallions.

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    The Perfect Horse

    12.8 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 7.3 hrs • 7/12/2016 • Unabridged

    Linda Kohanov, author of the bestselling The Tao of Equus, pioneered a deep understanding of “the way of the horse,” including the extraordinary nonverbal communication of skilled riders and the collaborative power of “herding cultures” through the centuries. She has adapted this profound, time-tested approach to modern life and the organizations in which top-down management hierarchies have become obsolete. Detailing the five roles of “master herders”—Dominant, Leader, Sentinel, Nurturer/Companion, Predator—she shows readers how to recognize and utilize them in the “modern tribes” of our workplaces and other social organizations. Richly nuanced and yet wonderfully practical, this model facilitates the mobility, adaptability, and innovation essential today, and allows groups to achieve goals, overcome obstacles, and sustain one another with the powerful grace exemplified by skilled horse and rider.

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    Five Roles of a Master Herder

    7.3 hrs • 7/12/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 0.9 hrs • 8/26/2014 • Unabridged

    Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times bestselling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn’t have is a horse—until he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it’s love at first sight. Maybelline loves spaghetti and sweet nothings, and she loves Leroy, too. But when Leroy forgets the third and final rule of caring for Maybelline, disaster ensues. Can Leroy wrestle fate to the ground, rescue the horse of his heart, and lasso loneliness for good? Join Leroy, Maybelline, and a cast of familiar characters—Stella, Frank, Mrs. Watson, and everyone’s favorite porcine wonder, Mercy—for some hilarious and heartfelt horsing around on Deckawoo Drive.

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  5. 7.6 hrs • 7/28/2014 • Unabridged

    This is the complete and captivating account of how a would-be Korean racehorse became one of the greatest Marine Corps wartime heroes. Amid an inferno of explosives on a deadly minefield in the Korean War, a four-legged marine proved to be a heroic force of nature. She moved headstrong up and down steep, smoky terrain that no man could travail confidently. In a single day, this small Mongolian mare made fifty-one round-trips carrying nearly five tons of explosives to various gun sites. Sergeant Reckless was her name, and she was the horse renowned for carrying wounded soldiers off the battlefield and making solo trips across combat zones to deliver supplies. A widely celebrated national hero, Reckless was first featured in 1954 in the Saturday Evening Post and in 1997 when Life magazine published an edition lauding history’s one hundred all-time heroes. Equine enthusiast Robin Hutton learned about Sergeant Reckless and spearheaded the effort to commission a monument at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, near the Marine Corps Base Quantico. In July of 2013, the statue was unveiled. A second monument is planned for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, where Reckless lived out her days and is buried. Hutton has now written a fascinating full biography of Sergeant Reckless, who earned two Purple Hearts for her heroic efforts, among other military decorations. Hutton has spoken with the marines who fought alongside Reckless and tells the complete and captivating tale of how a would-be Korean racehorse became one of the greatest Marine Corps wartime heroes. Sgt. Reckless brings the legend back to life more than half a century later.

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    Sgt. Reckless by Robin Hutton

    Sgt. Reckless

    7.6 hrs • 7/28/14 • Unabridged
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  6. 6.1 hrs • 12/5/2011 • Unabridged

    Nearly every week of the year, Buck Brannaman is conducting horsemanship clinics in which he teaches horse owners how to better understand and work with their animals, creating a relationship based on trust and respect rather than force. Buck’s skill has become the stuff of legend—in fact, the main character in Robert Redford’s film The Horse Whisperer was based largely on him, and he served as the director’s technical adviser during the shoot. “These principles are really about life—about living your life so you’re not at war with the horse, or with other people,” Buck writes. At heart, this rich and rewarding autobiography is a prescription for living a harmonious existence—whether it involves horses or not.

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    The Faraway Horses

    By Buck Brannaman, with William Reynolds
    Read by John Pruden
    6.1 hrs • 12/5/11 • Unabridged
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  7. 4.0 hrs • 12/1/2003 • Unabridged

    Who would have believed that a knobby-kneed little colt named Seabiscuit would become one of the most celebrated racehorses of all time? Although Seabiscuit was the grandson of the legendary Man O’ War, he was neither handsome nor graceful. His head was too big, his legs were too short, and his gallop was awkward. During the depths of the Great Depression, however, Seabiscuit won against incredible odds and uplifted the hearts of people throughout the country. Originally published in 1962, this classic recounts the thrilling tale of the plucky horse who refused to quit, the down-on-his-luck jockey who refused to let accidents keep him out of the saddle, and the taciturn trainer who brought out the best in both horse and jockey. Moving and inspirational, Come on Seabiscuit! is a reminder of the qualities that make for a real American champion.

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    Come on Seabiscuit! by Ralph Moody

    Come on Seabiscuit!

    4.0 hrs • 12/1/03 • Unabridged
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