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Amazing story, awesome narrator

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-13

This book was incredible. Even though I knew the outcome right from the beginning, the author managed to build the story in such a way that I was frequently on pins and needles, eagerly anticipating what would happen next. Not only do we learn about the rowers and their path to the podium (which in and of itself is fascinating, heartbreaking and thrilling all at once), but the author manages to seamlessly interweave stories of other underestimated athletes of the era, an education on the Great Depression, and the tale of a woman who played a role in Hitler's rise to power. By the time I reached the end of the novel, I felt as though I had listened to - and thoroughly enjoyed! - multiple novels all for the price of one.

With respect to the reader, he was just awesome. His deep voice and the way he enunciated his words fit the era of the book perfectly. I would have loved this book if I had read the hard copy, but having the opportunity to listen to it made it that much more enjoyable. #Audible1

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves history, sports, and a good underdog story. It really hits the mark in all categories!