The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown

The Boys in the Boat

By Daniel James Brown

  • Release Date: 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Book: The Boys in the Boat
The Boys in the Boat book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,115 Ratings)

The Boys in the Boat Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The Boys in the Boat is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.

User reviews about the book

  • Amazing!

    By ChrrissyA
    I rarely read non-fiction, but decided to make an exception for this book and I was not disappointed. It was fascinating and well written and I could not stop reading!
  • The Boys in the Boat

    By MeeshNY
    Loved it. So inspiring.
  • Boys In the Boat

    By RetiredAdmiral
    An excellent account of men (aka boys) who teamed together to form an unbeatable force of human spirit and unselfish determination. This at a time of great hardship and challenges for most American families and individuals, The Depression. The book made me appreciate even more the tenacity and courage that was part of America’s DNA in the lead up to WW II. Gary Jones
  • Captures the essence of Crew

    By Elder in Training
    As a mediocre member of a Midwestern Crew, I remember the awe in which the west coast teams were regarded. I also remember the efforts and the agonies the sport demanded. Holding a 40 plus stroke rate was an exquisite torture.
  • Enticing, enthralling and emotive

    By beacheventer
    I cannot praise this book and Edward Herrmann's reading of it enough. This tale of rowing goes so far beyond the sport to truly put the reader into the 1930s and to understand not only the time in America but to set the stage in Germany as well. I knew next to nothing about rowing prior to this book and now feel entranced by the sport. In short, this book is inspiring, educating, motivating, humbling and moving. Listen to/read it now as you won't regret it
  • Never give up

    By Ready for next project
    I almost made a terrible decision after a few pages: stop reading about rowing. I'm not sure why I returned to this book after more than two months, but I'm so glad I did. This time I could not stop, reading into the early morning hours and ignoring other duties just so I could squeeze in some afternoon reading time. This book is well-written and informative, but most of all, the story is one of those powerful revelations of the human will that rises when all forces are trying to hold it down. After the tears I shed for crushed families and the cheers I raised for the Olympic rowers, I'm so glad I kept reading. I
  • Boys in the boat

    By mutz mutz
    Great read, highly recommend.
  • Boys in the Boat

    By 8th Hank
    One of the best books I have ever read. Would highly recommend. Well written and captivating. Lefty
  • Wonderful

    By SBonner
    Thank you Randy for recommending, I love stories like this!
  • Boys in the Boat

    By Gurugh
    If you like sports, history and what makes up greatest then this is a must read.

Post your review here