I listened to this audible book in 2003. It was probably my fifth book to listen to, and it became one of my all time favorites. The pace is surprisingly great with a tension line that runs throughout the development of the characters in that big open sea. Great.
The tiger was my favorite character. He was so central to the story movement.
Flying fish scene.
I did cry. Tears came to my eyes at the end of the book, not at any particular moment, just a gratefulness for the deepness of the story.
When not sure which book to get next, I frequently go to the readers evaluations. I couldn't quite figure out how a book about a Castaway Boy and Tiger could be entertaining, but with almost 3000 readers giving it a 5 star, I had to find out. The story was engaging, thought provoking, and humorous. It covers animal lore, religous thinking, seamanship, survival technique, and fantasy all in one masterful story. And what a surprising ending. I add my 5 stars.
Have read the printed version, now experienced the audio, it's almost as good.
"I will turn the miracle into routine! The amazing will be seen every day."
Yes, since the reader did a wonderful job.
When he talked to the Tiger
There was only the one main character who was great.
Would have given this book a high rating if it was not for the end-which was confusing to me. I do plan to see the movie and see how they address the end.
What a tall tale! Yet, how wonderfully done, from the writing to the narrator. It was a delight to get lost in. I am recommending it to all I know, from ages 12 to 100, who love a yarn with a little mystery and much heart.
The narrator was AWESOME!
All of it
No , but his narration is truly brilliant
I know they are making a film, but I don't know how they are going to do the book justice
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.