Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2001
CS ISBN $25.95 Four cassettes
In 1938, FDR was warring against the Depression, and Hitler was spoiling for a war of his own, but the biggest story in America was a race horse named Seabiscuit. This painstakingly researched, brilliantly written history jolts the listener right back to the days when the Santa Anita Handicap had a purse of $100,000 and the average per capita income in America was $432. Hillenbrand shows how an undersized horse with knees that didn’t straighten all the way came to carry the hopes of every underdog in a nation that was still nearly wall-to-wall underdogs. Campbell Scott never overplays a line, never misses a pause, never fails to punch an ending. This is a treat for the ear, an education for the mind, and a meal for the soul. B.H.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 01]
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