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The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation) Audiobook

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics

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Publisher's Summary

A beloved story about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation

Berlin, 1936. The Olympic finals of the eight-oared rowing race. Germany, Italy, USA. The American boat touches the finish line first, beating all odds and sending Hitler away in a silent rage. In the midst of the Great Depression, the nine rowers showed the world what true grit really meant. They were western, working-class boys who never expected to beat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did. At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, whose personal struggle - and ultimate triumph - captures the spirit of his generation, the one that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.

This deeply emotional yet easily accessible middle-grade adaptation of the New York Times best-selling The Boys in the Boat shows listners how we can find hope in the most desperate of times.

©2015 Daniel James Brown (P)2015 Listening Library

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    Canary Tamer 09-05-16
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    "Not interesting enough for young readers"

    The Boys in the Boat was required reading for all high school students in our district. For most people, this book is far too detailed and not very interesting for the first half or so. Once the crew team goes to the Olympics, the description of their races and Nazi Germany becomes more interesting. Overall however, I would not recommend this book unless this is a subject that is of particular interest to you.

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    Karen 09-05-16
    Karen 09-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "One of my new favorites!"

    This was a great book! I love how it is a true story and the message that it had! I would recommend this book to anyone!

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    Cheryl 08-14-16
    Cheryl 08-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Love this story..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    When the road trip was over, we still had an hour to the end of the book...we drove around an hour longer to finish! ;) So well written and read.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My heart raced as the races would happen as if I was there in attendance. My 12 year old felt the same way.


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    essies 08-11-16
    essies 08-11-16
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    "Boys in the Boat"

    What a rich story, so well written. This story of the Washington university rowing team was packed with history and great heart tugging background on these tough young men. I recently watched PBS program on the story. Felt I was there in a way, but also made me appreciate how far we have come in the chaotic world we live in. Puts things in perspective ! Thank you Mr. Brown.

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    Murray Schrantz 05-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Phenomenal slice of history that I missed!"

    We really enjoyed this story and found the audiobook retelling very exciting and compelly. Wonderfully done!

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    joni everson 03-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent!"

    What a great story! It's unbelievable how some people can over come such obstacles in life and always make the best of a horrific situation!

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    W. Modesto, CA, United States 02-25-16
    W. Modesto, CA, United States 02-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    This is a true story. I purchased it looking forward to an inspiring read. It seems to me however that there was a conscious effort not to allude to any divine intervention, such as praying for or receiving assistance from God in achieving some of those impossible task that the crew members were confronted with. At the end one of the crew member's girlfriend clung to a four leaf clover as the nail biting final lap commenced. I would have enjoyed it much more if the author was not tip toeing around the elephant in the room.

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    Katie Speer 01-07-16
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    "Emotional journey"

    I never thought I'd be so moved by a story of collegiate rowing. I felt like I was there in the boat alongside the boys.

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    Mary Los Angeles, CA USA 11-04-15
    Mary Los Angeles, CA USA 11-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Shorter version of the story."
    Would you listen to The Boys in the Boat again? Why?

    Excellent story. This book is the 'shorter' version (5 hours). There is a 14 hour version. It was so well done and so excellent I wish I had known there was a full length before purchasing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Excellent representation of life in the 30's.


    What about Mark Bramhall’s performance did you like?

    I didn't notice Mark - which is what an excellent performance should be. So believable, so real, so honest in the delivery.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I couldn't stop listening. I listen in my car and would pull up to my destination and not want to stop. It was edge of your seat listening when they were in the middle of a race.


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