I haven't stopped telling people to listen to this book. It is amazing! The story itself is immensely engaging and the voice is like being brought home to grandpa to hear a story unlike you've heard before. I absolutely loved this books.
Extraordinary tale of a selfless team of young men overcoming enormous odds to achieve great things for themselves, their nation, and their team. Well written, well read, very moving.
If I was a rower I would have enjoyed the long descriptions of the practices. Not being one some parts were a bit trying. The last 1/4 of the book was very good.
Just a great human story of challenges, failures and ultimate success. Extremely well written and wonderful narration.
Plenty of excitement recounting the races. Will definitely make your heart rate go up.
What a wonderful story of 9 fine men and men who helped them become great.
I have little interest in rowing, but love history and love a good story! The Boys in the Boat is fascinating! Although I knew the essential outcome, i was nonetheless on the edge of my seat while listening to the wonderful production of the reading of this book! Highly recommend! Thankful a friend recommended it to me!
The narrator really captured my attention as he told this story. So interesting as the historical aspects of both America and Germany were woven into the story line. The story was so good, I found myself eager to stay in the car and listen.
One of the most memorable was the boys time in Germany for the Olympics and then capturing the Gold.
He brought the words to life in a manner that I might not have read in to them. Also, I was able to enjoy the book because I could listen on my commute where I don't have time to read a book like this. My wife read the book and I listened to it.
Such an outstanding story. I love the descriptions of what America was like during that time and also Germany. This is a book that our high school students should read. It tells our history in such a captivating manner. You can start to understand the emotions and lost hope behind pictures you see from the dust bowl era and depression.
I am sure I will listen again.