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
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
Loved it. So inspiring.
Boys In the Boat
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.
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
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
Thank you Randy for recommending, I love stories like this!
Boys in the Boat
If you like sports, history and what makes up greatest then this is a must read.