I found this book engaging from the very first page. Martell joins the leagues of the finest story-tellers with this lyrical fable of a boy at sea. Varying its steps with exciting prose and religious exploration, the story winds it all up and then unreels for a huge catch in the epic Chapter 100. Listen to it slowly and with attention to the words the author chooses. Hooray for a fresh story written by a true master of words, irony and warmth.
The other reviews have already expressed the power and strength of this novel. I'd had given it six stars, if possible. Pi Patel's story was meant to be 'told': here is an example where the spoken format is even more powerful than simply reading it would be.
Beautifully written. Imagery and wordplay is delightful. I agree that it starts slow, but also agree that it ends magically. The audio is very well presented and adds to the enchantment.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration! I couldn't believe how quickly my commutes went! Just a wonderful story!
This is an ok book. It takes about 10 hours to get into it. The reader does an excellent job with the accents. Extremely good job. The end of the story is great. There were several times when thought about turning off the Otis because the storyline was, in my opinion, without action considering the circumstances
This is an incredible book. I really havent become this engaged in an audio in a long time, and I've actually been avoiding this title for a while. I was very pleasantly surpised. The narration was perfect, and the character development made me feel like I knew Piscene "Pi" Patel personally. I look forward to other books by this author and will look for other books by this narrator.
The first half of this book was good, but not riviting. However after reaching the half way point, the story took off and I couldn't put it down. I have never read a storyline like this - what a welcome change. I still ponder the ending. Definately a recommendation for my friends.
I don't usually bother to rate these things, but this is deserving stuff. This the best book I have read/listened to in a long time, and it has really stuck with me. I literally think about it every day. And the book club my wife and I are in, which does not agree on much, all found this book absorbing and conversation provoking. The story is mesmerizing and original. It tugs at the subconcious. The writing is excellent and nice to hear read. Don't read any more reviews that might give part of the story away. Just buy and listen to it--the wholw thing. I think you will more than like it. You will be rewarded. Thanks for reading this review.