I read this in middle school, and listening to it now, I realize that I missed a LOT. This book is worth coming back to for multiple readings/ listenings.
Until he gets shipwrecked this book has little content/value that I find to be useful. While it does set the stage for some philosophical thoughts later it does it so slowly as to be tedious. After he wrecked I found the detailed description of survival interesting.
Overall I wasnt a big fan of the book. Its over-hyped.
I could not wait to get in to my car to rejoin the story. I drive a long distance to and from work and enjoy listening to downloaded books. The Life of Pi was amazing, I have recommended it to others and still can not stop returning to the story. I live by the sea and wonder about bobbing about in a life boat with a tiger often!
The author spends a lot of time in the beginning of the book setting things up, and it drags at times. The problem is that this takes up the first half of the book. Upon him being at sea, it stays pretty interesting. Can't wholeheartedly recommend it, but it is very clever and is about as unique as you could ask for.
I had my eye on this book for awhile because I love stories about the bond between animals and humans. I enjoyed the beginning but the middle and end of the book was so graphically described and horrific, I was sorry I had read it.
This was an excellent story. Once I got used to the accent of the narrator I really enjoyed it. It seemed to carry on a bit long but overall it was a good story.
This is a compelling story of an endearing narrator who keeps you wanting to listen for hours. The visceral details augment the moments we can all relate to though in a very unusual life story.
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!