I'd say pretty high.
When I realized that there could be two stories here and that maybe the better one wasn't the truer one.
He did an excellent job... I Loved every word.
When the second narrator was talking about Pi's life & childhood in India (And all remnants of his family) being illustrated in the photo album by just four blurry pictures.
This is a book I'll remember fondly and hauntingly for the rest of my life.
No to Yann. Yes to Jeff.
If castaway is a genre, then yes.
The end where we learned of the twist. That was the only part that caught my attention and I am sure this part will never make it into the movie.
teacher & book lover
This is an awesome book! Definitely listen as the narrators accent helps the story take flight. I listened and read at the same time. Glad I did. It was one of those books you'll always remember fondly.
His accent helped me hear Pi. It was like listening to a friend tell me his story.
There is a film and I can't wait to see it now!
This book starts a bit slow. Stick with it. The info you learn about zoos in the beginning is important later on. Keep listening. You will be glad you listened to this amazing book.
Even though I did not read the print version, the audio was excellent. The reader speaking made sure that you could feel what is happening. you could feel yourself in Pi's place. Feeling what he was feeling.. seeing what he was seeing.. feeling his emotions. It was great!!
Performance was great.. It was like a movie.. He managed the accents really well and the hindi words as well.
It makes you laugh.. it makes you cry. you are able to feel the suffering.. you end up respecting what you have rather than taking things from granted.
Excellent narration, kept me listening even though I wasn't sure I wanted to. Saw it through to the end only to be left wondering. I am glad I listened to it and continue to reflect on the book, just not my normal selection.
I am a chaplain at a local hospital. I belong to a book club. When I'm not at work I play handbells and sew.
I discussed this book with a friend who had read it and not cared for the story. "Which story was true?' she asked me. Who cares? I said. The big part of this book was Pi's struggle, coming to terms with and using his spiritual life. That was the thread that connected all the unconnected pieces together. Pi's open mindedness was refreshing. He saw no problem with being a practicing Hindu, Muslim and Christian. Would that more of us felt that way! As to which story is "true?" I like to believe the one with animals.
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