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Come on Seabiscuit! | [Ralph Moody]

Come on Seabiscuit!

During the depths of the Great Depression, Seabiscuit won against incredible odds and uplifted the hearts of Americans from the streets to the White House. Ralph Moody recounts the thrilling tale of the plucky horse who refused to quit, the down-on-his-luck jockey who didn't let horrendous accidents keep him out of the saddle, and the taciturn trainer who brought out the best in both.
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Publisher's Summary

Who would have believed that a knobby-kneed little colt called Seabiscuit would become one of the most celebrated racehorses of all time? Although Seabiscuit was the grandson of the legendary Man O' War, he was neither handsome nor graceful. His head was too big, his legs were too short, and his gallop was awkward.

During the depths of the Great Depression, Seabiscuit won against incredible odds and uplifted the hearts of Americans from the streets to the White House. Ralph Moody recounts the thrilling tale of the plucky horse who refused to quit, the down-on-his-luck jockey who didn't let horrendous accidents keep him out of the saddle, and the taciturn trainer who brought out the best in both.

©1963 Ralph Moody; (P)2003 by Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Moody is no stranger to a well-told horse tale, having penned Stagecoach West and the beloved Little Britches books. But it's this story of the knobby-kneed colt called Seabiscuit that has won the most hearts, and is here lovingly retold in audiobook form. Storyteller Jim Weiss narrates, using his very best talents to capture the drama and heart of clumsy Seabiscuit himself, the grandson of the legendary Man O'War." (The Midwest Book Review)

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    What made the experience of listening to Come on Seabiscuit! the most enjoyable?

    Ralph Moody's deft use of language and his insight into human nature made this true story both suspenseful and inspiring.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It fleshed out character traits such as tenacity and perseverance, and it gives hope to those who have been overlooked due to perceived weaknesses.


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

    Almost.


    Any additional comments?

    Jim Weiss is my family's all-time favorite narrator. His clear voice is easily heard over road noise, and his varying of tempo, inflection and emphasis contributes to stories that are more easily devoured.

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