I found the characters open mindedness toward various religions refreshing, but I felt tricked because I initially thought this was a true story. Although the reader did a perfectly adequate job, the overall experience was not a positive one.
This was a great book to listen to, have re-read it and have bought the hard copy. The start is a tad slow, but stick with it, it gets way better with time!
A fantastic book with a fantastic narrator - what more could you want???
Jeff Woodman does a fantastic job narrating in an Indian accent, I was incredibly surprised to realise it was the same narrator as "the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time" - and then imagine how surprised I was to find out he's not Indian or British, but American!
The story of Pi is just fantastic. I loved every moment, and still enjoy re-listening to this book just for the sheer pleasure of it.
A friend of mine wasn't able to get far into it, claiming "It sounds like a text book"... I sort of see her point (I personally enjoyed the info at the beginning about sloths and religion), but don't let it bog you down - the best parts of the book start half way through (although I find the beginning just as enjoyable.
I usually like to listen to these books in bed to help me rest, this book kept me awake. It was well written, and the narrator Jeff Woodman was at his best for this Pi guy. Thank you Yan Martel...
This was a very entertaining book. I don't know what to say about it other than it was very quirky. The story was amusing and entertaining and the ending was very satisfying. One of the strangest books I have read.
Fabulous book and performance. Only one complaint...
Unfortunately the audio version does not include the Author's Note at the beginning of the book, which, in this case, is not a traditional author's note, but is part of "The Story" Martel is weaving. So this is in fact an abridged version of the book.
Life of Pi is an inspiring tale of bravery and adaptation. Yann Martel has a wonderful sense of story and revelation. I loved this book from start to finish. Truly a must-read.
This book is in the top 25 of all the audio books I have heard.
The writing was marvelous and the character of Pi was well developed, intelligent, logical, practical and above all likable.
Jeff Woodman's performanse was wonderful. At times I felt as though I were right there in the boat with Pi.
The only negative thing I can say about the book is that the second half of the book was a bit slow. Understandably things got a little monotonous while Pi was drifting around on a life raft for 200+ days.
If this had been a true story, it would have been amazing. Unfortunately, it's just a bunch of poppy-cock dreamed up in the author's head. The story is neither inspirational or educational. Just a waste of time.