Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner and approximately eleven hours of listening.

Romantic, typical of Danielle Steel. A bit more historical than her usual works. I question the world-wide reactions to the German atrocities, however. Indications of the world being ‘stunned’ by Hitler’s behavior toward Jews is sprinkled through the prose, and I don’t believe it is accurate, but rather a literary license. According to many historical records, in addition to first hand conversations with people who lived through it, few, if any, civilians in the United States knew about the degree of persecution Jews suffered until after the war … at least until the very end of the war when camps were being liberated. News out of Germany was highly censored at the time, and the world was aware of little more than what Hitler wanted them to know. That said … the story is a creative, albeit a bit repetitive and verbose. Could have been a few hours shorter, in my opinion.

Pegasus begins in the late 1930s with a man leaving Germany shortly after Hitler takes power, because his mother was Jewish. In order to secure gainful employment, he is given some horses by his best friend, and is sponsored by Ringling Bros. Circus in America. Thus begins the tale of Pegasus, a Lipizzaner stallion and two German families. The family that gives the horses, and the family that receives the horses, and how this familial bond transcends 80 years.

The reading by Malcolm Hillgartner is fine, no trouble determining who-says-what-to-who. No graphic sex or language; if you’re a Danielle Steel fan, you’ll enjoy!




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