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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (144 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ralph Moody Narrator: Jim Weiss Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Who would have believed that a knobby-kneed little colt named Seabiscuit would become one of the most celebrated racehorses of all time? Although Seabiscuit was the grandson of the legendary Man O’ War, he was neither handsome nor graceful. His head was too big, his legs were too short, and his gallop was awkward.

During the depths of the Great Depression, however, Seabiscuit won against incredible odds and uplifted the hearts of people throughout the country. Originally published in 1962, this classic recounts the thrilling tale of the plucky horse who refused to quit, the down-on-his-luck jockey who refused to let accidents keep him out of the saddle, and the taciturn trainer who brought out the best in both horse and jockey. Moving and inspirational, Come on Seabiscuit! is a reminder of the qualities that make for a real American champion.

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  • “This is the best kind of nonfiction, reading like a novel while remaining true to fact. Jim Weiss narrates dramatically, giving life to the hopes and dreams of the characters, the flavor of the times, and the grand excitement of racing. Seabiscuit’s story inspires…The story will keep listeners on the edge of their seats.”

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  • “Moody is no stranger to a well-told horse tale, having penned Stagecoach West and the beloved Little Britches books. But it’s this story of the knobby-kneed colt called Seabiscuit that has won the most hearts and is here lovingly retold in audiobook form on three cassettes. Storyteller Jim Weiss narrates, using his very best talents to capture the drama and heart of clumsy Seabiscuit himself, the grandson of the legendary Man O’ War.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “Veteran storyteller Jim Weiss makes the listener feel he is sitting in the stands, adding excitement to an already suspenseful story; you can’t help but cheer on this spunky little horse.”

     Faith & Family Magazine

  • “This audio presentation is a perfect introduction to a heroic little horse that became a legend in his own time. Weiss’ reading is fabulous—definitely not to be missed!”

    Kliatt

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gracia | 8/28/2013

    " Seabiscuit traveled all over America. I liked that because I want to travel around when I grow up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heila | 7/18/2012

    " I like all his books, but this one is great - about the legendary horse Seabiscuit. Yes, there's another more recent and much thicker book out there about the same story, but I like this one much better because it's short and exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jorgina | 3/27/2011

    " Great to have read an account by someone who actually lived at the time and witnessed the life and accomplishments of Seabiscuit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa | 12/1/2010

    " I read this book over and over again when I was a teen. I loved it. I would get emotional when talking about all that Seabiscuit had to overcome. I just read it to my daughters. Wow!! The writing is tedious. Hillenbrand's book is much, much better!! "

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About the Author
Author Ralph Moody

Ralph Owen Moody (1898–1982) was an American author who wrote 17 novels and autobiographies largely about the American West, though a few are set in New England. He was born in East Rochester, New Hampshire in 1898 but moved to Colorado with his family when he was eight in the hopes that a dry climate would improve his father Charles's tuberculosis. Moody detailed his experiences in Colorado in the first book of the Little Britches series, Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers. After his father died, eleven-year-old Moody assumed the duties of the “man of the house”. He and his sister Grace combined ingenuity with hard work in a variety of odd jobs to help their mother provide for their large family. The Moody clan returned to the East Coast sometime after Charles's death. After a period as livestock business owner in rural Kansas, Moody married and moved to Kansas City. Ralph and Edna Moody had three children.