I read the other reviews before downloading this so I did have my reservations, but I was quite satisfied. I guess if I was a rabid football fan, as opposed to someone who enjoys watching college games, but not too fanatical (with no allegiance to any US college) I might have been a little disappointed in the balance between the coverage of football and the coverage of Michael Oher's struggle and development to the level of a college player. But I thought it was fairly balanced; and in the process it told a story about football, and the way in which the game has evolved such that someone like Michael Oher can have an impact. The narration was good, it was engaging, and the audiobook was just the right length - ending at the perfect juncture.
I'd seen the movie, so I already knew the general arc of the story. But the book, of course, tells a lot more. It was very interesting and well written, with a good bit of humor mixed in. The narration, by Stephen Hoye, was simply superb. He managed to slip subtly and fluidly into distinct character voices, while remaining always pleasant to listen to, and his inflection throughout is that of a first-rate storyteller bringing a text to life.
Amazing encouraging extraordinary
To see how a family could take in a young man in need without any type of doubts or questions.
He givens so much life to each part chapter. One minute your listening to a story them he is a sports commentator and blends it together so well.
So hard to say it was all so moving
this is probably the best story I have ever read . amazing im so proud of hiz accomplishments bit more than that the family who adopted him . this book is really well read and a all around feel good story. really good
I am not a fan of football so all the history about it was a bunch of blah blah blah to me but I understood it's necessity. The narrator was excellent and I really enjoyed this book. If you loved the movie then you will love the book and if your a football fan you will love it even more.
I used listening to this book as my reward for going to the gym. Combination of a great human story, a hopeful and triumphant message, and you get to learn more than you ever thought you wanted to know about football - and it's fascinating.
As most books better than the movie. I love Michael Lewis and this is no exception.
Although I thought the book moneyball was the more interesting of the two Lewis sports books., the blind side is unique in telling a story of football stategy and family. if your a football historian like me, it's a must read. There are a lot of interesting stories and references to Lawrence Taylor, Bill Walsh, and how the a left tackle position changed football forever.