I tried to read this book when it was all the rage several years ago and just couldn't get into it which after listening to it I find strange. I loved this book right from the beginning. The narrator was wonderful, he is perfect for the voice of Pi. The tale is wonderous and carries you along, never knowing what comes next. For all of it's drama it is a gentle quiet book that I would not hesitate to recommend to others.
I listen to it on my way to work. The story becomes so vivid with the effort the readers put in their reading.
I saw the trailer for the movie coming out so I was interested in listening to this book. It is very different than my usual listening choices and it turned out to be a real listening pleasure. I was entranced by Pi - his common sense, resourcefulness and faith. I loved the writing style of this writer - it was very descriptive. It made for excellent listening and envisioning the life and trials of Pi.
Retired Library Media Specialist. Professor of Instructional Technology. Over 65 and living in Chicago.
Full of visual surprises
Pi he controlled his fears and survived
The strange flesh eating plant on an island with no people
Could this be true? Beliefs are about man vs animals are false.
I recommend this book for young and old listeners
Books, and words, and information are my treasures.
It depends on which frirnd. It is not a simple story.
That they didn't leave you hanging at the end of the story.
No, this was the first one read by Jeff Woodman.
When Pi was sad that Richard Parker didn't say goodbye.
As this book came out as a hardcopie, I always wanted to read it. But I lost its way. So now as Ang Lee made the motion pucture, it crossed my path again. A good Story well written and full of surprises and heart. I'm also glad I could listen to the Audiobook, a good narrator always clicks on my Head-Movie and. Jeff Woodman did such a good job, thank you.
the papers the papers....
Honestly, the narrator did such a beautiful job with the story that the story itself was so good in itself but when delivered by the Jeff Woodman, I fell in love with Pi and looked forward to listening to his accounts on my way to work each day.
I, like so many others, whole-heartedly recommend this book and audio book.
i cant focus on one, the entire book was so enjoyable....
Jeff Woodman gives a fantastic performance and brings to life an amazing story of hope and the joy of living. This book explores the wonders of life; from a child's wonder and curiosity in the glow of family love to the despair of dealing with tremendous loss and the sheer brutality of survival of the fittest.
I have listened to this book several times by myself and with my daughters and it is a new joy every time.
Yes, it is the first book in a very, very long time that moved me to tears. And I can't even remember the last time I cared so much for a character!
No other book compares, it's in a genre of its' own.
Pi Patel of course
Read it, you won't regret it!
Adventure, psychological, and teen
Richard Parker, because of the final relationship between him and Pi.
The last few pages of this book might turn the rest of the book on its ear. The basic story is pretty good, but it's not a book I would recommend to most of my friends. Because of the ending, this book becomes an outstanding springboard for discussing the relationships between characters. But an individual reader might not pick up on the import of the relationships. Discussing it amongst several people can lead to a different understanding of the story the author was trying to tell.