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THE BOYS IN THE BOAT Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Edward Herrmann

History Family Listening • 14.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

When you have an author who writes with enthusiasm about a topic as arcane as competitive rowing and a narrator of the caliber of Edward Herrmann, the result is a fun and compelling work. There’s action and drama, particularly when the story moves to the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the American crew’s unexpected but well-earned gold medal. But it’s in the details of the sport itself—the equipment, the training, the personal commitment of the crew members—that both author and narrator especially shine. Herrmann’s tone is steady yet conversational. The book itself reads like an extended magazine profile, and Herrmann’s pace exactly matches the writing. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2013]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9781611761696 $49.95 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2013

CS ISBN 9781470365820 $123.75 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 9781470352509 $123.75 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781470366124 $64.75 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781470352516 $109.00

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