Moving further from work extended my daily commute... thank God for Audible.
Yes, but only because this title has been on my "must read" list for over ten years.
But also "no"... because I found myself wishing it would end. The long, drawn-out middle section could have easily been condensed into a single chapter for me. And then, finally(!), when it did end, it was so disappointing.
The most interesting part of the story was the first section... building the scene of Piscine's life in his family zoo, weaving descriptive and scientific zoology manuscripts into accounts of the discovery of faith. The least interesting aspect was the entire, sodden middle section.
Yes... in fact it was the release of the film that finally prompted me to make this purchase on Audible. I'm hoping the film is much better than the book.
I realise I'm in the minority here... this book has been heavily praised and lauded. But I really was thoroughly disappointed, so at the very least I hope my perspective keeps some expectations down.
Riveting, sensitive, and thought provoking
Training his tiger!
No I have not read any other books narrated by Jeff Woodman, but I will be sure to look in the future!
I would not rename the book - it is perfect!
Good on audible for engaging a narrator who was so believable as the main character. It makes such a difference to the reader to have a narrator who understands the structure, essence and the character of the book!!
chronology of events in his life
It was very interesting story.
Love the book, recommended to my coworkers and Family
I was captivated - how ingenious and brave was Pi. How clever to look out for Richard Parker and recognise him as a reason for staying alive. I loved the fantasy of the story and was thoroughly disappointed that the story was changed for the Japanese insurance assessors - I wanted to maintain the fantasy...
Entertaining and thought provoking. A SOLID 4 star book...I thought it would be rather light-weight, but was happily surprised at the debth of character and story line. Get it... You won't be dissapointed!
The voice of Pi helped bring his story to life. It was easier for me to listen to than to read.
Too hard to pick just one favorite - the author painted such a wonderful picture.
Wait until the end! The young Pi is wise beyond his years and the phrasing of language is quite funny.
I like the audio version because of the narrator and I can listen to it in the car. The narrator's accent makes the story more authentic for me than if I read it.
I found the island experience with the meerkats the most memorable.
Jeff's accent makes it really sound like Pi is telling the story.
I would like to have Pi as the one at dinner, because he is so interesting.
Loved the movie. Love the book on audio and may see and hear them both again. Great story.
Adore reading - almost any genre except science fiction. In a book club so get to read a variety of great books!
In his novel, The Life of Pi, Yann Martel adopts an anthropromorphic approach to story telling with a moral message. The uniqueness of Pi's situation aboard the life-boat and his travelling companions provided insights into the human condition. It was, for me, a truly inspiring story with an intriguing conclusion that leaves the reader in a contemplative state.
I would compare this book to Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book (1894) because of both author's use of animals to convey powerful messages about the human condition.
Jeff Woodham's Indian accent certainly adds to the realism and authenticity of the story experience. HIs ability to convey emotions through voice without over- or under-stating it, is powerful.
Good question! The title is very apt. The Pi Odyssey might be another title.
The performance is good but I wouldn't recommend this book as it has too much animal cruelty for my taste.
I don't know