I'm glad I came back to this title. I left it about 25% through. I found a lot of the exposition to be tedious. The title character's religious history didn't seem relevant, even in the end. When I finished another title, I came back to this, and became very engaged. By the end of the book I was a big fan.
This is a story that needs to be listened to (or read) by all ages. The first half is all about animal behavior and zoology. The stories seem random and pointless; they're NOT. The guy's voice might get on your nerves; you'll get used to it. By the time the second part starts, and the real story begins, you'll be addicted. You'll realize how important the man's voice is to you. You'll realize which story you'll want to believe. You'll know the better story is true. And that story is the LIfe of Pi. Go on, now. Click the "Add to Cart" button. It'll change your life. I promise.
This is a very interesting and, kind of, unusual book. It kept my attention all the way to the end and I found it very hard to pause listening to this story. Somehow it reminded me of London's "Love of Life", though taking place in a different setting. Definitely it deserves five stars.
I have listened to many audio books and "Life of Pi" was one of my favorites. The writing was intelligent and narration on point. My love for India and for animals is surely a contributing factor but I must say that this book touched my heart. I found myself asking everyone that I know if they had read it and if, not begging them to listen!
Ooh I just HATED this book. It was terrible. Boring and pointless, hours and hours of just listening about a guy floating in the middle of an ocean with a tiger. Don't listen to the people who say that you just have to get to the end where the "story kind of changes" and he makes some kind of deep philosophical point. Do NOT waste your time with this book. I know that my opinion does not agree with mainstream popular opinion, but there it is. I totally hated it.
I didn't expect to enjoy this book for some reason. But I suddenly found I couldn't stop listening to it and probably enjoyed it more than just about any book I've read in a long, long time. I also found myself thinking this was a true story. I don't often read fiction, but fiction like this gives me renewed energy to find more like it. Ah, it that were only possible. The character of Pi so well formed that you truly end up caring for him ... as well as Richard Parker!!! :-) Wonderful read.
I don't think I would have read this book - but I did enjoy having it on as I worked. It was easy to listen to and entertaining in part. It also provides some interesting ideas to think about. Worth the listen.
Very fun read. Interesting and thoughtprovoking. The narrator reads the story perfectly to take the reader on a very exciting journey. I recommended this to all my friends. Don't be fooled by the ending; think about it.
As I listened to this book, I found myself picturing the words the narrator spoke as they would appear in print. I consistently found that sentences that had at first sounded awkward or meaningless became profound and poetic. I would then lose focus on what the narrator said next as I tried to imagine how it *should* have been read. All in all, I felt that I would be better off reading the book when I got to my destination. This is a great book with no narrator to match.
Although we all assume that "this will never happen to me", this book explores the "what if...". I found it captivating from beginning to end. Some said that they found the beginning to be slow, whereas I thought the background information provided was important in understanding his approach later in the story.
This was an easy listen with a wonderful narrator. If you are a deep thinker with the capacity to meet the limits of reality when survival is at stake, please give Life of Pi a listen - I highly recommend it.