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.
I took a chance on Life of Pi based on the ratings, however I am among the few who did not enjoy the story. Some parts were interesting (Pi's multiple religions and the strange island) and I was relieved he was saved, but overall the ending fell flat.
Excellent book with outstanding reading. I'm sure the written book is fantastic, but in this case the reader, Jeff Woodman takes the story to a new level--he is Pi. Highly recommended!
I expected a real survival story. The cheery and optimistic attitude of Pi was totally unrealistic.Being alone with a Bengal Tiger on the Pacific ocean for over 200 days would be horrible, yet Pi acts as though the Tiger is a great friend and comfort and it's a joy to be stranded with him in a 26 ft. boat! To put it more plainly, Pi is not in touch with reality!
Cannibalism stories and other disgusting stories in it
the performance was great. The personification of the characters, accent, emotion, very good acting …
Not what I was hoping for, so a bit disappointed
Good imagination and unexpected turns, but leaves you with a bad taste from the whole book wouldn’t wish to hear it again or recommend to friends
It transported me, first to living the life of a young middle-class boy in India, then to a fantastical (but, against all odds, somehow very real) struggle to survive a shipwreck in the Pacific, sharing a lifeboat with a tiger. The circumstances were quite unbelievable when looked at with a rational mind, and yet the story-telling is so exquisite that disbelief is completely suspended while in the midst of the story. I found myself really thinking of it as a true story, a documentary of a young boy's incredible survival against great odds, and it required an effort to remind myself that it was fiction. Amazing story-telling!
The author is a keen observer of the zoo animals in the story, and has offered very detailed portraits of these animals. My spouse was once a zoo-keeper, working primarily with the big cats, and I found the author's observations to sound much like those of someone who had really lived with these animals. No corners were cut in researching these animals or the interactions between the keepers and the animals.
Some descriptions of death by tiger are pretty hard to tolerate (I generally don't tolerate gore well at all), and yet it is worth the effort to get through these scenes. They are not gratuitous.