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  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1890)
    Performance
    (1712)
    Story
    (1722)

    Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

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    Would you listen to The Boys in the Boat again? Why?

    Wonderful human story that brings the depression to life with the true story of the 1936 US men's rowing 8. Each character is well researched and portrayed by the author. Whether or not you are interested in rowing this book will draw you in to the lives and challenges faced by these young men at a time when everyone was uncertain about the future.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Boys in the Boat?

    Each chapter provides memorable moments.


    What does Edward Herrmann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great reader, brings the story to life


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely! While the ultimate success of the men's 8 in the 1936 olympics is never a secret, the various challenges (both on the water and and in their individual lives) make the story enthralling.


    Any additional comments?

    Make sure you listen to the story before you see the movie that is in the works.

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