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  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,193
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,986
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,937

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Great book!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-16

Incredible lesson on teamwork and the bond of athletics. The writing is fantastic as is the reader.

  • Cat's Cradle

  • By: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,745

Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist; a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer; and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat's Cradle is one of this century's most important works...and Vonnegut at his very best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • KV at his best.

  • By Robert on 06-22-12

narrator was awful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Love Vonnegut but the narration is brutally bad -had to stop listening and was so bummed.
Loved Ethan Hawke doing Slaughterhouse, but run from this one and read the book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He was awful.

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