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Kenneth E. Smith

Pittsburgh, PA United States

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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
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    (2488)
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    (2238)
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    (2249)

    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.

    Janice says: "Do you believe in miracles??"
    "In my top ten!"
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    Where does The Boys in the Boat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've been listening to books for a few years at a pace of a about two per month. I would put The Boys in the Boat in my top three favorites.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The breadth and depth of life lessons. The story about the team is awesome, but it is Joe Rantz's personal story that makes this book special.


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

    He is a master of bringing you back to the time period of the story.


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

    It was definitely hard to stop listening, but I also didn't want it to end, so I just convinced my self it was worth stretching out a bit.


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