Retired Library Media Specialist. Professor of Instructional Technology. Over 65 and living in Chicago.
Full of visual surprises
Pi he controlled his fears and survived
The strange flesh eating plant on an island with no people
Could this be true? Beliefs are about man vs animals are false.
I recommend this book for young and old listeners
Books, and words, and information are my treasures.
It depends on which frirnd. It is not a simple story.
That they didn't leave you hanging at the end of the story.
No, this was the first one read by Jeff Woodman.
When Pi was sad that Richard Parker didn't say goodbye.
As this book came out as a hardcopie, I always wanted to read it. But I lost its way. So now as Ang Lee made the motion pucture, it crossed my path again. A good Story well written and full of surprises and heart. I'm also glad I could listen to the Audiobook, a good narrator always clicks on my Head-Movie and. Jeff Woodman did such a good job, thank you.
the papers the papers....
Honestly, the narrator did such a beautiful job with the story that the story itself was so good in itself but when delivered by the Jeff Woodman, I fell in love with Pi and looked forward to listening to his accounts on my way to work each day.
I, like so many others, whole-heartedly recommend this book and audio book.
i cant focus on one, the entire book was so enjoyable....
Jeff Woodman gives a fantastic performance and brings to life an amazing story of hope and the joy of living. This book explores the wonders of life; from a child's wonder and curiosity in the glow of family love to the despair of dealing with tremendous loss and the sheer brutality of survival of the fittest.
I have listened to this book several times by myself and with my daughters and it is a new joy every time.
Yes, it is the first book in a very, very long time that moved me to tears. And I can't even remember the last time I cared so much for a character!
No other book compares, it's in a genre of its' own.
Pi Patel of course
Read it, you won't regret it!
Adventure, psychological, and teen
Richard Parker, because of the final relationship between him and Pi.
The last few pages of this book might turn the rest of the book on its ear. The basic story is pretty good, but it's not a book I would recommend to most of my friends. Because of the ending, this book becomes an outstanding springboard for discussing the relationships between characters. But an individual reader might not pick up on the import of the relationships. Discussing it amongst several people can lead to a different understanding of the story the author was trying to tell.
This is a story that delivers. It cleverly transorms the reader into an observer watching the battle for survival between our human and animal nature. The conclusion has the ablity to effortlessly alter your awareness by invoking our understanding of the primal need to survive.
His performance made me believe!!
Left me gobsmacked.
The good: I think the reader was perfect for the role and did a good job of portraying multiple accents and characters. I would listen to another book by this reader given the opportunity. The book was very clever in developing problematic situations and solutions. While the story was certainly fantasy, most of it was believable and rooted in sound logic and science. I was surprised to learn a lot about animal behavior and survival, (I have always had an interest in survival stories). I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys clever fantasy and learning new things.
The bad: The book was a little slow in the first third of the story before the raft part. Also, the main character had an odd religious evolution in the beginning of the story that didn't add to the story and came off as a little preachy.
Near the top
Pi - I love Pi's childlike yet complex character.
The Life of Pi is beautifully told at a "story" level yet the writer pushes one to look at human behavior. I love the author's ability to handle ticklish spiritual issues while maintaining humor. He manages to communicate the beauty & innocence of Pi's religious explorations all the while urging the reader to examine his/her own viewpoints.
The writer also covers day after of Pi's onerous solitary existence in his raft yet never loses the reader for a second. In the final pages one is taken through yet another story again left with questions for self examination.
The Life of Pi is a book which can be read again & again with new insights arising each time.