It's in my top 5
This book is incomparable
Since it's first person, Pi is the best character he performs
All the characters are exquisite, but Pi is the best. He has a fresh perspective.
This book begins with an "Author's Note" that is integral to the meaning and understanding of the story. However, this recording omits it, which is confusing and inconsiderate of the author's work.
Unbelievably Optimism Personified.
Pi. His optimism and truthfulness regarding is fears and inadequacies allowed me to feel empathy and sympathy for him and his losses.
His voice had a tint of an Indian dialect which was proper for this story.
Pi. I'd love to understand his outlook on life better.
It was 6 hours well spent....
Mostly using audiobooks when my concentration is so bad that I can't read text. Or sometimes when I feel the need to practise my [listening] english even more. I'm not very picky when it comes to stories, so can listen to practically anything – and have a knack to find SOMETHING in each story that I like. *smile*
When first starting to listening to the book I was wondering if I had gotten the right one. Instead of a boy lost at sea with a tiger there were talk about a zoo and religion. The brief parts with the second narrator confused me more...
I soon got caught up in the story about Pi's childhood though – it's hard not to enjoy such a well written story with a brilliant narrator.
And then the story I had been waiting for came on – suddenly – and what a story! The fear, desperation, the hope, faith and the peculiar love for a tiger that are just as dependent on you as you are on him. I admit that I found myself tearing up the moment Pi tells Richard Parker that he loves him.
All the amazing things that happen to this unlikely couple. Unbelievable things – and yet I felt like I was truly there with them on their journey. The feelings and actions described makes it all feel true when you're in the story.
I found myself thinking about Pi and Richard Parker when I wasn't listening to the book but was doing other things, and I find myself thinking back on it a lot after finishing.
It leaves a deep impression.
My love for the story grew the more I was listening and to me the ending (the last lines) were just... perfect.
This book is worth your time and credit! Go for it!
I wanted to listen to this book before I saw the movie. I am glad I did. It is a heartwarming story that, while it takes a bit to get into at the beginning, it became a book I couldn't stop listening to.
The story is well told. The end was a surprise that left me saying of course...and made me rethink.
Great story, creative imagination, and the author has a way of making the unbelievable, believable...
Pi left me uplifted, in his positive outlook, and matter of fact approach to life. He left me thinking...
This was my first one
I loved hearing about Richard Parker
The ending was unexpected.
Richard Parker - walking around with a grown tiger would be awesome (and horrible as you could expect an untamed tiger to be)
Sometimes the narrator used Indian accents that felt fake and sometimes it was without an accent. My husband is from India so we laughed when the accent was so pushed.
I'm a retired mental health professional now I make jewelry while listening to audio books. I live in the NW corner of the contenent.
I rushed out to get this audio book before seeing the movie. I enjoyed the audio althought there were some areas that were hard to follow.
I loved the description of the Zoo. I also enjoyed his religious exploration. Of course the description of living on the life boat with the Bangal tiger was magical.
I must say that the movie actually out did the audio. The threeD was great.
I thought this was one of the better audio book I've heard! The narrator was very good and added to the over all story - which is excellent in and of itself.