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Just arrived from USA through BM.

Since I absolutely loved Unbroken, I decided to read LH's famous book after have watched the movie based on this book a long time ago.

The main characters, Charles Howard, Red Pollard and Tom Smith are entwined into Seabiscuit's career and the book shows how his life changed their own lives forever.

Even if it's a non-fiction book, Hillenbrand knows how to give a true fictional character to the narrative itself, putting her own heart on it.

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Frustrating. I know I read this. I'm sure I have. Because I've recommended it to others. Perhaps it was when I was working at PCL. Unfortunately, I was not on GoodReads then. I have memories of really liking Hillenbrand's writing style as well as enjoying the stories and noting the differences from the movie. I can't remember anything else. But I'm positive that I've read it and that I really did like it!

I think I read it as an audiobook....
Elizabeth S
Amazing book. And I highly recommend the illustrated edition. The extra photos add even more to the already-great life of the story. Hillenbrand tells it excellently. She gives it life, depth, and reality. You feel the heartbreak and jump around the room at the triumphs. As you read the descriptions of the races, you pray about the results as much as if you were on the racetrack. And as you read about the tough decisions the owner and trainer had to make, you cringe and hope as if the decisions ...more
Jul 24, 2011 Tina rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: horse fans
Recommended to Tina by: book club
I had trouble getting through this book until I started the audio and ended up liking it in the end. Seabiscuit was one tough cookie. I liked his story. I also liked how Smith, Pollard, and Howard formed an unlikely trio and shared the journey with the horse. Too bad he never raced in Kentucky.
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