The story is Seabiscuit is astonishing. I didn't know what was doing to happen, and I was gripped from start to finish. The performer does a very good job distinguishing characters and conveying the mood and narrative tension. I recommend this for anybody.
I can understand learning who all the human characters are. But it takes until the 6th chapter before the story gets good. Then when it does, it gets really good. I'd recommend YouTubing each of the final races then watch the race before and after you read about that particular race.
I loved the story, and all of the things about horse racing that I learned. The story was engaging and a part of me wished that I could have experienced it first hand. My only challenge was listening to the narrator who was a little flat toned, otherwise the book was wonderful
I've read this book probably twenty times, at least ... Laura Hillenbrand is one of the greatest writers who has ever lived, in my opinion ... and Seabiscuit, one of the greatest horses. Such an exciting, inspiring true story of just the right team coming together to bring out the best in one another. I think that, from this example, we should all look at the person next to us with "new eyes" ... of what might they be capable, if we just took the time and effort to engage them ... get to know them ... nurture them ... give them the tools and/or the venue that will help them to bloom. In so doing, we will bloom, ourselves. Thank you, Ms. Hillenbrand, for your years-long effort to fight through your own difficulty to bring this team to life for the world once again ... for this tribute to some of God's greatest gifts to us humans (our spirit, and horses, in general, whose spirits are unmatchable gifts to us) ... for immortalising them, both for your own inspiration and for the appreciation of the descendants of these people and for the rest of us.
Every moment of this read was rewarding. Thanks first to the author and then to the narrator for bringing the history and lives of owners, trainers, horses and riders to life during a time of great historical significance in this nation and the world. Especially for the character and personality of Seabiscuit.
The narrator was easy to listen to. There were times I was so into the race I could feel the excitement and times I felt tears forming. If you have a love for animals I think you will enjoy this true story.
After being totally sucked in to Unbroken (I listened to the whole thing over three days), I expected to be similarly thrilled by Seabiscuit. Alas, I was bored. It wasn't the story-telling; it was me. To enjoy this book, you really have to be interested in horses, and I'm not.