Part 1 starts of very slow and get even slower but the story eventualy picks up speed with a very good ending. There are many lessons and ideas in the book that will make you re-think your views on life. I always judge a book by it's ability to leave the reader something that will enrich your life, and this is one of those books.
This one should be required reading for the entire human race! My new internal guidance system can be summed up with these four words - what would Pi do? Loved this book!
This was an intensely interesting look at the human psyche. While it was humerous on the surface, there was a deep sadness to his story. One of the best books I have read in years. Imaginative, and well written. A story of human survival against the odds, and a study of the our capability to be the best and the worst of people.
This is my first experience with audio books and it was a pleasant one. I would strongly recommend it to first time audio book listeners and others alike.
I like the perception of religion as described by the author, especially the singularity in all the religion. It shows the concern the author has in the crisis that our age is facing.
I also the liked the descriptive nature of the book. Cheers to Yann Martel.
The author has described in detail the psychological and the physical turmoil a cast-away would go through.
Good Read. Thank you Yann Martel :)
I liked the story, but it took about half the audiobook to get interesting...If you can make it half way you'll enjoy the story...This is a story of survival and wit...To add an element of suspense, it would have been nice if the story teller was left unnamed so that you did not know if Pi survived the ordeal....
This is one of those rare books where you really are speechless ... for quite awhile .... once it's finished. For days after I just sat and thought about it - which story was true? What did he mean when he said ... ? Wow! It was great!! Warning, if you are weak in heart, there are some rather explicit writings about animals and people being eaten and such - a couple times I felt a bit sick. BUT - know that, on the whole, it is an incredible adventure. Pi is a character you fall in love with and feel like you're his best friend by the end! Worth every minute - and will listen to again, over and over!
The first several hours of the book were unbearable for me. I fell asleep multiple times and kept having to go back and listen to it again. That being said, once they got on the life boat it was a very pleasant listen. There was not much suspense, since we know by the description that Pi lives to tell of his adventure. It is enjoyable to listen to - the voice, the accent, the description. Pi is a funny & delightful character to follow through the book.
I was personally captivated from the start with Martel's work. It was gripping, thought provoking, and valuable all within the 11hr book. Hightly recommend, for the strong of stomach (slightly graphic).
This was an enjoyable "read"--I still haven't concluded whether it was factual or not. The premiss was interesting and the character, Pi, was charismatic. Some passages were a little heavy on the gore, but helped you to appreciate the desperate conditions in which he survived. Not one I would listen to twice, which is my personal criteria for a recorded book.