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.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started listening to this book on our trip from Chicago to Atlanta. The movie was showing previews of a boy in a boat with a tiger but it seemed like the first third of the book had nothing to do with a tiger or a boat. It was engaging and really developed Pi's character. I don't know how much of the info in the book is based in fact but I feel like I now know more about zoos than I ever did. The story teller was great. I felt like it was actually Pi telling the story. The one confusing thing was the other narrator who kept popping in at the beginning. I had a hard time figuring out who he was and I guess I'm still not exactly sure but it didn't take away from the overall story. I was so immersed that the end just completely threw me for a loop. Didn't see that coming AT ALL! I though the story was so good I had to check the net to make sure it wasn't based on a true story. Well done all the way around.
Yes, it was compelling, A great story. The reader was excellent. I wish I could find more books to listen to that were as entertaining as that.
When he gave the speech in his classes that changed how his classmates addressed him.
Look into the opinions of the author on differing religions and their interaction.
Imagination can enable a story to be told in more than one way.
Not possible or neccessary
Completely riveting, a real adventure story. Compelling listening, will they survive? Will Pi overcome, what of Richard Parker?
Pi of course.
Yes, the accent was good. The emphasis on the food Pi dreamt of was beautifully expressed.
No, a long book and I listened to it over about 5 sittings.
A truly magical story, so well presented at times one thought it was a memoir. The reflection on animal training and animals kept in zoos thought provoking.
A good story!
The third book in the Ken Follett trilogy, Fall of Giants.
It doesn't really matter who is cast as narrator, the story is unbearably painful.
I am shocked that I not only did not enjoy this book, but was unable to listen to more than two hours. I loved the Kite Runner. I completely devour historical fiction such as Unbroken and Ken Follett's trilogies. I look forward to Nelson DeMille thrillers and light-hearted novels featuring comedic heroines such as Stephanie Plum... but Life of Pi is horrendous. It is the most boring novel I have ever read or listened to. After at least two hours, STILL no plot! The story went nowhere and the characters are simply uninteresting to the point of "I don't care one bit about them or what happens to them". I don't understand why. Perhaps I should read the book instead, or better yet, see the film. I was so looking forward to listening to the story on a recent road trip, but instead had to purchase another audiobook instead. What a shame!