Yes. There was so much to learn in this book.
I enjoyed finding out how the boats were built, how the rowers learned to work together, how things were during the Depression years. The races were exceptionally well described.
Joe for sure. The hardships he faced during his childhood were deplorable; his triumph over these circumstances that would have led to a very different life in most others, is an amazing feat.
I loved this book and highly recommend it!
Yes, the book was very well read and the story kept me intrigued.
I have no other books to compare it to, however I am looking forward to listening to more books that are non-fiction.
The narrator's voice was soothing.
not really. I empathized with the characters and held my breath as the narrator told of each crew race.
It was hard to stop listening to, even after my road trip ended. Awesome story, details, and real characters. Made me laugh. Made me anxious. Transported me along with the boat. It was glorious.
Loved the time period, the life story of real people, real events. I so want to see a shell, watch a college crew event, even go to Washington and see the water!!! Thanks so much for a great story and a great narrator!!!
I rowed crew in HS and this was a good read/listen.
The tactics and experience of crew.
good listening voice.
no, I comute to work and actually looked forward to getting back in yhe car.
It was interesting on may levels. The time period, the young men and what rowing takes.
I was a great listen. On a couple occasions I sat in my driveway not wanting to leave the story.
An unbelievably well told story. Brown catches essence of emotion at every step, from the boys challenged upbringing to the struggles of rowing and teamwork. The parallel story of nazi Germany serves as a reminder to how we cherish and rejoice team, success, freedom, fairness, equality, and of course the USA.
Funny how these stories have been tucked away for all these years.
I felt like I was there and grew up watching Joe and all the pa n and challenge he went through. The positive attitude Joe had was moving and his live for Joyce captivating.