I would recommend this listen. The narrator is excellent and the story is engaging. I knew nothing of horse racing but wanted to gain a bit of knowledge before my trip to Churchill Downs. It was well worth my time.
Will move you, educate you, entertain you and make you feel part of this amazing adventure and the intriguing people involved. When finished, check UTube to watch actual footage of the races. The story of Seabiscuit will stay with you for a long time. More than worth your credits.
A true cliff hanger, a fabulous rendition
Of a wonderful group of characters from the grooms sneaking food
To the dieting horse to the owner so
Nervous it takes 4 matches to light his
Cigarette, to the rough treatment of
The jockeys, agony of rain, the decision to scratch the horse, the inside workings of horse racing, the timings, the records, the amount of the winnings, and, of course, the races!
I felt as though I was part of the
Thousands listening to the radio broadcast of the races.
Great Horse ~ Great Book ~Great Voice
Well told story about a great horse. This book was comprehensible even though I know nothing about horses or racing, and Hillenbrand was able to keep the race sequences lively even though they are inherently repetative. This story gives a hood historical perspective as well, and makes me want to look up Seabiscuit's descendants to see how the line is holding up.