Thrilling, nail biting, insightful
When the hyena was eating the zebra while alive. So horrific but believable . . broke my heart with the death of the animals.
No, but I was trasfixed with his voice, inflections of emotion and best of all, I enjoyed his Indian accent because it placed my imagination where it belonged AND I could understand him completely.
I will listen to this book again in the future.
The reader does a great job of moving along long uninteresting passages of detail. The problem is that the prose far outdistance the plot.
No. This would have been a great 3 hour listen. Problem is that it runs near 12 hours and is not worth the time committment.
I am sure the book is intended to be a deep and mystical reflection of life and faith. Just didn't work for me. Too shallow to engage. The boy and tiger on the raft set up is honestly a nifty idea. Just goes on and on long after the idea played out.
Yes highly recommend. It takes a little to really get going but then you don't want to put it down
Mr. Robert Parker; he kept the readers on the edge with his unpredictability. He made the story interesting .
Pi his whole life was overcoming obsticles. He definately was a survivor.
I haven't seen the movie but I hated when I had to put the book down & I couldn't wait to get back to it to see what happens next. I hated when it was over.
The Life of Pi is definitely about 4 stories in one - its about a zoo, a boy's love of God and religion, a journey on the sea, and the story of it all. I started listening and didnt really stop until I was done. I always just wanted to know what happened next.
There is a part in this book that I think the suthor could have eliminated altogether, because - it just didnt connect, but it's not so big of a part that it overshadows the rest. If you want a very intersting not much like any story youve heard before - take a chance on this book.
I had high hopes for this one, but I think the audio format killed it for me. The story has good foundations, but I found to hard to follow the bouncing from past to present, India to Canada, reality to fantasy. The narrator's voice was flat, detached, and dreary, which made me feel totally at odds with the character with whom I should have been connecting. I hope the movie was able to capture this story's intended greatness!
I realized when it had finished that this was a book that for once I have not listened to on 2x speed. It's one of those books you wish would go on forever. Read it, I doubt you will be disappointed. I'm sure the film will be good, but I doubt it will capture the magic of the book.
I listened to this audible book in 2003. It was probably my fifth book to listen to, and it became one of my all time favorites. The pace is surprisingly great with a tension line that runs throughout the development of the characters in that big open sea. Great.
The tiger was my favorite character. He was so central to the story movement.
Flying fish scene.
I did cry. Tears came to my eyes at the end of the book, not at any particular moment, just a gratefulness for the deepness of the story.
When not sure which book to get next, I frequently go to the readers evaluations. I couldn't quite figure out how a book about a Castaway Boy and Tiger could be entertaining, but with almost 3000 readers giving it a 5 star, I had to find out. The story was engaging, thought provoking, and humorous. It covers animal lore, religous thinking, seamanship, survival technique, and fantasy all in one masterful story. And what a surprising ending. I add my 5 stars.
Have read the printed version, now experienced the audio, it's almost as good.
"I will turn the miracle into routine! The amazing will be seen every day."
Yes, since the reader did a wonderful job.
When he talked to the Tiger
There was only the one main character who was great.
Would have given this book a high rating if it was not for the end-which was confusing to me. I do plan to see the movie and see how they address the end.