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
- Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
- Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-08-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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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.
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By W. on 02-25-16
Boys in the Boat
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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Bonnie on 03-30-17
Best Book I read in Five Years
Where does The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
What did you like best about this story?
History was perfect
Which character – as performed by Mark Bramhall – was your favorite?
Joe It showed all his sides.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Neither just felt good
Any additional comments?
Reader was very good. I love History and saw a documentary on book and History was accurate.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful