My mother listened to this book, and encouraged me to listen as well. She loved it, and wanted to share the story. Honestly, it didn't sound that interesting to me. But it was on sale one day, and I remembered how much my mom loved it. On a whim, I gave it a go. It is now one of my all time favorite listens. I know the ending, but I was still on the edge of my seat, crying at times. I would heartily recommend this book. (The epiloge gets a bit dodgy at the end, but that didn't ruin anything for me, the rest of the book was so good)
I was riveted. The boat race parts were as exciting as watching a live sporting event. The historical context was very interesting. The people in the story even more interesting.
If you like sports; if you like history; if you like a good story listen to this book
Enjoyed start to finish. Highly recommend! GREAT Christmas gift for everyone on your list. :)
loved this book. provided a winning combination rarely found in a true story-- historical context, character development, a compelling storyline, and an on-the-edge-of-your-seat conclusion.