Amazing story. Great writing. Wonderful narrator. Loved every single minute of it.
Unbroken because it is also by Hillenbrand and an amazing true story.
Edge of my seat
I have been reading since before I started school. I am not sitting in front of a book someone is reading it to me!
Laura is an amazing author. The research and time that she puts into writing these books is unbelievable. The quality of the writing keeps you interested in the book as you just relax and get to the story cause you aren't worried about other distractions.
I loved this book.
The tricks the trainer played on the press.
The trainer...he was so clever!
Not sure. He seemed to be an average reader. He did a good job, but wasn't hugely expressive.
This is more of a historical account of what occured than a novel - in my humble opinion.
down and out horse becomes a depression era hero~ 5 STAR story
Seabiscuit was broken in body and spirt and captures the eye of Smith who works for wealthy Mr. Howard. Smith is the last of the great cowboys has en eye for horses. He meets Mr. Howard who hires him to start his race horse stables. Smith sees a broken pathetic horse. Seabiscuit was out of winning royality being the GRANDSON of Man O War of the the best race horses ever. Howard and Smith sees a horse who is neurotic and wild. Working to calm the horse with the aid of a huge barn buddy plow horse named PUMPKIN the "BISCUIT" improves with good food and kindness. The final person in the trio of the story is a jockey named RED POLLARD who is angry with the world. Pollard is able to see the good side of the roudy colt and soon the horse and Jocky become a winning team win. Howard has two goals win a "match race " with the BEST horse in the USA triple crown winner War Admiral and to win the HUNDRED GRANDER (Santa Anita Handiap) race. the Biscuit is very plain for a racing horse and his "common looks" capture the heart of a depression era nation and soon 60 MILLION people listen to the race on the radio where the Biscuit takes on War Admiral and wins~ making him the most popular winning horse in the USA. This is a story about second changes which the horse, bitter jockey and Howard who remarries about the death of his son. this is an excellent story and moves along very well. GREAT audio for a family trip. based on the BEST seller and very good reader. 5 STARS all the way~
High school American history teacher from Texas
The stories behind the owner, trainer and jockey. With the horse, of course, being the glue (no pun intended) holding it all together.
Secretariat for obvious reasons although this book focuses even a little more on the people behind the scenes than the former book.
A heightened sense of excitement
I couldn't wait to see how certain races played out
As good as this book was, I do feel that Unbroken was a better story.
Seabiscuit would have been better as a short story. After the first part when reporting on the life of the jockey, it was repetitive and dull. I couldn't wait for it to be over. Additionally I felt sorry for Seabiscuit. The owner, trainer and jockey just wouldn't let the horse rest until it stopped winning
I may listen to the second book of Hunger Games.
Performance was o.k. Not much emotion but then not much emotion wasn't needed.
I would have cut details of each race and each of many times Seabiscuit was cut from the race because of rain.
Unless you are especially fond of horseracing, I'd pass this one up.
Forget the movie - it can't hold a candle to this incredible book. The story is even the more amazing in that it's not fiction, but it reads that way. The narrator did a tremendous job in pacing and building suspense when necessary. If you don't find yourself tearing up at the last line of the book, you've got nothing where your heart should be. The premier listening experience for a long drive, or a series of long drives. Everything an audiobook should be!
Say something about yourself!
Not only I was deadly bored by the book, but the reader seemed to be fighting not to sleep all the time.