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Forecast: Published roughly a year after Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling Seabiscuit, Mitchell's effort proves that, in the right hands, horse racing carries stories with incredible mass appeal.
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Posted August 22, 2004
If you adored Seabiscuit: An American Legend and loved Ruffian: Burning From the Start, I think you'll enjoy Three Strides before the Wire. It's colorfully written, but at times is a little slow paced. But overall- I enjoyed it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 20, 2002
It was extremely frustrating to read this book by an author that clearly knows nothing about horse racing. After the first few glaring errors, she lost all credibility with me. Shouldn't someone with a knowledge of the sport have edited this book? There are many other problems with the book, as well, but the misstatement of facts is the most unforgivable. Chris Antley's story is very compelling and deserves a better author.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 24, 2002
This is possibly one of the worst horse racing books I've read in years. Mitchell clearly tried her best to tease a book out of what should have just been an article. The prose is limp, the research is way too obviously woven throughout the book, and the editing is just plain sloppy. The result is an uninteresting and disappointing book. What I really want to know is who allowed this to go to press?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.