Come on Seabiscuit!

By Ralph Moody
Read by Jim Weiss

4.05 Hours 12/01/2003 unabridged
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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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Summary

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” AudioFile
“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

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Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.05
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English