Absolutely. Like most great sports stories, it's about more than just winning.
Edward Hermann is a great narrator and the story is fantastic, however somehow he manages to pronounce every Seattle-area name wrong. It's actually kind of amazing how consistent he is; you could actually make a fairly fun drinking game out of it.
The Boys In The Boat captures the essence of the human spirit and has the makings of an epic American Novel. The author's ability to make you literally feel you have experienced the devastation of The Great Depression era can only be compared to that great classic The Grapes of Wrath. But the greater story is the triumph of the human spirit by those ordinary boys in the boat who accomplished extraordinary things - together. One of the most inspiring books I have ever read and one I will never forget. This true story should make the required reading list of every American high
school and college literature classroom.
Yes, I would listen again, the story is vast, entertaining, and inspirational.
One of the most memorable moments is when the US team wins the gold medal in Berlin.
This was a great story from beginning to end. So well presented. I love when learning history is so entrancing. Never before had such an appreciation for crewing.
Historic, global, spiritual, riveting
The global and historic perspective, and the richness and depth of the story.
His voice moved with the story perfectly
True story of what makes America great
no. VERY expensive for the slow read
that i stuck it out
it was just sad.....
True story about the boys who took gold (rowing) in the 1936 Olympics in Germany.It is a first hand account of every detail from the perspective of one of the boys.I laughed, I cried, I was infuriated, I was perplexed, I could not put it down.Even though I knew they won the quest to get there was so interesting that I kind forgot and found myself saying "Oh NO" when something bad happened and could have cost them their chance to compete/win.Like when a stupid photographer trying to get a picture crawled under the boat while it was on dry land and stood up too soon and put a hole in the bottom. If you like history, a well written story with as happy an ending as you can get you will like this book.
Rowing has been elevated as a sport for me after reading this book. It weaves the naritive of individuals joining a rowing team then becoming a fragment in a precise machine.