Loved the whole book! I can't even put into words what I liked about this book, it was just so good from start to finish. did not want to stop listening!
The movie was good but the book tells so much more. The stories of the horse and the people around him are amazing, heartbreaking and inspirational. The accompanying music is lovely and the reader perfect. This is a real American story when we need it the most.
Seabiscuit has opened my eyes to the rigors of horse racing. At first , I thought this book was just about a horse. But , the author brought in all the characters in a dazzling display of emotions. By far, after 25 Audible selections , this has been my favorite entry. The reader made the book an exercise in melodic tones , which made it a can't wait until the next page enticement. Really good stuff and kudos to Laura Hillenbrand for a well written story of heroism in all facets .
They always say that true life is stranger than fiction. What a wonderful and inspiring story! And I believe that a movie will soon be released, based on the book.
This is a wonderful story and I'm glad I listened even if it's only "30%" of the original. I may buy the book and I'll definitely see the movie. If nothing else, this version of the book makes me want to learn more which is the purpose of non-fiction, isn't it?
The story of Seabiscuit, owner, trainer, and jockey is excellent but I was somewhat disappointed with the narrator and the descriptions of the races themselves. I found the reading to be somewhat monotone and without much emotion, even in the description of events within the races. For long-time horse racing fans, there is little that can compare with the excitement of those brief minutes of the actual race--and the description of the races just didn't bring that excitement to life for me. I think it's a combination of the narrator and the reading both, but I was disappointed in this aspect of the book.
Overall, however, I would still recommend the book as it's an inspiring story that everyone should hear.
If you are looking for a great way to pass the time during a long commute or a drive across country, look no further than Seabuscuit. I don't usually enjoy my 26-mile commute but lately I've been looking forward to the drive to work so that I can listen to Seabuscuit. The author's prose jumps off the pages like a horse bursting out of a starting gate. Plenty of interesting details and twists and turns will keep you coming back for more. Definitely a good read.
Forced in high school to read works I hated, such as "A Tale of Two Cities", I haven't read a book in twenty years. I thought I might try it again, but when looking at computers all day hard on the eyes to read at night. I tried the venue and loved it, I wish I would have had the opportunity to choose books I would have enjoyed in high school, rather than concluding for the boring stuff forced upon us that I had no desire to read as an adult.