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.
Every aspect of this novel is done to perfection! An unforgettable listen from beginning to incredible end.
I joined Audible to start reading great fiction novels, to learn more about famous writers, and improve my fading powers of concentration. For twenty years I read non-fiction exclusively. Now that I am listening to fiction, a whole new world of literature has captivated me. I have listened to four times more novels in my first year of membership than in my previous four years. Audible is the best gift I have ever given myself.
This delightful book is worth a second listen. I was intrigued by the story's quick start and the delightful accents. Soon I was captivated by each new day that Pi began. My husband, who has never listened to a book, and does not care for fiction, was spellbound by Pi's courageous struggles. He asked if we could listen together each evening till we finished the book. Near the end of book, the author presents a twist that will make you ache with understanding. Maybe even cry.
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Reviewing this book is challenging. While the performance was satisfactory the book itself lacks interest in the beginning. The first half rambled on and on and skipped about on time lines. It was confusing and not very pertinent to the story. The second half was very interesting and entertaining. I finished it and was happy with reading it because all of the reviews raved and I couldn't pass it up but I should caution you that it was challenging to reach the interesting parts. If you are someone with plenty of "listening time" to make it through the first half then it is worth it because you will enjoy the second portion. But if you are someone who is cautious about using credits you may want to pass on this one...
Just another book reader......but a book reader with style and panache!!!!
SURPRISINGLY DIFFERENT STORY. THE AUTHOR WOVE THE STORY INTO A RICH TAPESTRY OF IMAGINED SOUNDS...SMELLS....AND EMOTIONS.