There are so many stories - the boys, boat building, the depression, Hitler's Germany, the Olympics. The author weaves these expertly together and includes philosophy and life lessons to boot.
From the beginning I was hooked. Setting is during 1936, the Depression, Hitler and the Olympics. The characters became my heroes. Their grit and determination was admirable.
I found the story fascinating. The author did a wonderful job telling the young men's story and providing historical context. While mostly about the young men. It is also about the Depression and prewar Germany. Excellent narration by Edward Herman.
Herrmann is a pro, and the story line was perfect and well written. Even though you know the ending from the start, you feel your right in the boat with them in every race.. could not stop listening.
Couldn't put this down. Loved meeting every character. Wish I could have watched them row. What a team!! Great book for your teenagers!
Just finished this book for the second time. It takes you back in time and you feel like you ate right there experiencing everything with the crew. well written.