I read this book because it sounded like something different, which it definitely was.
The story is essentially a parable and advocacy for religion. It's certainly not giving anything away to say that, as the importance of religion (any religion) is highlighted right from the start.
The reading is well done, in two voices, and the story is captivating.
I have a problem with only one section towards the end, where the story goes from the possible to the impossible. But that's part of the point of the story, to force the reader to think about what they're willing to accept and why, and the value of accepting what is clearly consistent with reality and what may not be entirely so. One's attitude towards religion will clearly affect your reception to both this section and to the story overall.
While the book has a clearly religious bent, it's also just an interesting story; the story is captivating and the presentation is among the best to which I've listened.
Story of the Year! This is what books all about. Story told very simply but is rich in layers and emotion. I'm still going back and digesting the whole thing.
I have not read the print version.
No, I listened over a period of a week while traveling. An excellent companion.
Slightly drawn out in parts but this does not detract from Life of Pi being great story.Jeff Woodman does a fantastic job of narration.
family tree buff
Didn't read the print version so I would have no idea. The reader did a fantastic job however.
Pi, of course!
Whatever you believe to be real, is real.
Decent listen, decent narrator. I found the animal's characters and interactions were great. The main character not so much. I was not a fan personally. I could have listened to the way the animal's struggles and behaviour were described all day by the author. If Pi didn't quite make it to the lifeboat I'd have no choice but to love it.
Yes, the audible edition with the indian dialect brings the story to life
Water for Elephants, The Help, The Secret Life of Bees all these books were entertaining adventures and personal triumphs of self exploration
I would highly recommend this book. The thought provoking twist at the end was wonderful
I have recommended it to many.
The lessons in the centeredness of being. The streaming visable descriptions of ocean. Unusual relationships and their timing creating the essence of our lives.
As much as I love music, I'd rather listen to a book. I love being taken far far away while doing everything.
This story instantly grabs you and pulls you in. The quick wit of Pi Patel was funny and Woodman's performance is awesome! I really thought Jeff Woodman was of Indian descent. I went as far as to google both the author and narrator to see who they were and wondered at why this story was of an Indian boy. I really thought this was a true story. A little disappointed that it was not, but still really uplifting and a book that makes you think. I especially loved the conversation between Pi and the Japanese people about his ordeal.
I could not press pause, I had to continue listening. Finished this book in 12 hours straight. I did not want to go to sleep until I got to the end of this book.
The narrator does a fabulous job of bringing this story to life in my imagination. It was hard to stop listening and when I did stop, I kept thinking about Richard Parker! It was incredibly addictive and a wonderful experience.