My first venture into the audio form, while i was extremely impressed with the whole concept i felt the book let me down in parts. It was very insightfull and enriched with animal pyschology, but mundane for extended periods.
The Narrator did a terrific job and placed me firmly in the world the author was trying to portray.
All up though, a little on the slow side . 2 stars.
Listening since 2004. Mystery, thrillers and anything that can blend with a walk, jog, exercise, long drive or a wait at the airport.
Innovative, intelligently crafted and full of more surprise then you can expect at sea. It is a masterpiece.
The book ends with a surprise that left me thinking and wondering.
The book is well read.
Pi had me hooked from the beginning. Though a bit slow in the beginning, and I wasn't sure why I needed to know some things. Still, I couldn't stop listening and was rewarded in the end with knowing why. The narrator was right on the mark, I was right there with him...them. I have recommended this book to several people and will continue to do so.
This book had been highly recommended. However, I must admit that I never really bonded with the protagonist. So, all of his fortune and misfortune produced no emotional response on me. The story was OK at best. Original in some ways, but generally slow moving and boring. In short, this book is not for everyone.
This book would make you smile,laugh,surprise you and make you cry in places where you mite not expect (in my case,starbucks).My best read ever..
If you can wait a few chapters this book will reward you greatly. I was left smiling with wonder. It is amazing what the human soul will do to survive. I hope that when the need arises, we can all find a Richard Parker in our lifeboat.
This was something I couldn't wait to turn on again - excuses for going places in my car. The book is humerous and gripping, and I didn't want to put it down. The narrator is wonderful and fits the character. I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book.
I found the book entertaining but I was hoping for a little more given that this book won several book industry accoldaes. The reader does a good job and I learned a little bit about India, zoology and survival in the Pacific. I can't put my finger on what's missing! Perhaps it has something to do with the ending. The main character's "present" life is covered adequately throughout the book but the ending left me wanting to hear more about how his life in Canada unfolded and how his experiences at sea affected his choices.