This is a phenomenal read. Excellent performance by the narrator made it all the more compelling. If this nonfiction is not made into a movie by Hollywood, everyone in the industry is a moron. 😀. It's one of those very special stories where truth is really greater than any possible fiction.
This account of Joe Rantz and how he overcame immeasurable odds young in life is one every young person should learn. Where many would blame others and settle for a life of failure, Joe personified determination and without bitterness became remarkably successful. Athletic teams will be inspired by this story of incredible team building and teamwork!
A young man who struggled through adversity and heartache persevered and triumphed to win an Olympic medal as he understood the power of teamwork!
I thoroughly enjoyed the audio version of this book. Never read the print version to know how well it flowed.
Joe Rantz. No matter what life threw at him, he rose above and made a life for himself.
My first Edward Hermann narration. I enjoy the sound of his voice and would listen to other books narrated by him.
Having read Unbroken, I loved hearing mention of Loius's name and his quest for the gold during the Olympics.
This was a fabulous book about history, relationships, overcoming life's trials, and yes, about rowing.
The educational sections about rowing were fascinating. I had no idea of all the skill sets it takes to row.
This book is to rowing as Rudy is to football and Hoosiers is to basketball. Although I listened on Audio Book and live across the street from a library, this one I want to own.
Left my lunch in the microwave for over an hour because I was so fully engulfed in the story.