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Seabiscuit Audiobook

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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Publisher's Summary

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit's fortunes:

Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire. When he needed a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith urged Howard to buy Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement price, then hired as his jockey Red Pollard, a failed boxer who was blind in one eye, half-crippled, and prone to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over four years, these unlikely partners survived a phenomenal run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to transform Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American sports icon.

Author Laura Hillenbrand brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race.

©2010 Laura Hillenbrand (P)2010 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

“Fascinating...Vivid... A first-rate piece of storytelling, leaving us not only with a vivid portrait of a horse but a fascinating slice of American history as well.”(The New York Times)

“Engrossing...Fast-moving...More than just a horse’s tale, because the humans who owned, trained, and rode Seabiscuit are equally fascinating.... [Hillenbrand] shows an extraordinary talent for describing a horse race so vividly that the reader feels like the rider.” (Sports Illustrated)

“Remarkable...Memorable...Just as compelling today as it was in 1938." (The Washington Post)

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    Norma 07-11-11
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    "Racing fan or not..."

    Will move you, educate you, entertain you and make you feel part of this amazing adventure and the intriguing people involved. When finished, check UTube to watch actual footage of the races. The story of Seabiscuit will stay with you for a long time. More than worth your credits.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brandie STANSBURY PARK, UT, United States 08-28-12
    Brandie STANSBURY PARK, UT, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2016
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    "A great listen!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this listen. The narrator is excellent and the story is engaging. I knew nothing of horse racing but wanted to gain a bit of knowledge before my trip to Churchill Downs. It was well worth my time.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Walks in the woods New Hampshire 03-28-17
    Walks in the woods New Hampshire 03-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A great book"

    The book is great. It is very intriguing. Very good. What a great, wonderful book!

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    L. Hudlin 03-27-17
    L. Hudlin 03-27-17
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    "great listen"
    Where does Seabiscuit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    great book. this is only my 3rd book but I'm listening to it again while I'm working and enjoying it for a second time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Seabiscuit?

    his come back


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

    great reader


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    horshu 01-07-17
    horshu 01-07-17

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    "LOVE that Biscuit!"

    Own the movie and can say that it's great, But pales in comparison to this Audible story with fabulous narration. Feels like you are there.

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    J. Smith 01-04-17
    J. Smith 01-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    Im positive anything Laura Hillenbrand writes is exceptional, this book is no exception. You will not be able to put the book down.

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    Dee 12-22-16
    Dee 12-22-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story!"
    What did you love best about Seabiscuit?

    Hard to say - the beginning was a little slow and wandered a bit. Seemed like more of an education for the reader of horse racing life. Once past that part it got pretty good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Seabiscuit?

    When the trainer makes the connection to the horse and completely turns him around.


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

    YES!


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    Daretha 11-08-16
    Daretha 11-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Seabiscuit is a 10 star book!!!"

    In a time when people felt hopeless this horse gave hope! He was the people's horse! This is the best book I've ever read! Didn't want it it end. Laura Hillenbrand great job !!!!
    Daretha Dallas Tx

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    ROBERT LEVENTHAL 10-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A beautiful and captivating story"

    This book is a must read. It is a beautifully told and remarkable story which includes the right amount of history and informative facts about horse racing, trainers, owners and jockeys, and the political climate of the country at the time.

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    Amazon Customer 10-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    Incredible research & story of subject & history! Loved it! The narrator did an amazing job. What a great read!

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