I couldn't finish this book. I listened to most of it but found the parts about the animal deaths painstakingly drawn out and detailed. I even fast forwarded through some portions trying to bypass but it just kept on coming. Other than that I enjoyed what I heard.
A little slow at the beginning, but keep listening...once this story got going, I didn't want it to stop. I couldn't wait to get in my car to listen each day to and from work. So incredible and rich with detail and feeling, I thought it must be a true story.
Jeff Wood does an excellent job bring the character of "Pi" to life in this wonderful fiction. It is so well written that at times I forgot it was fiction and had actually happened. It does start out a little slow, but that is necessary to lay the foundation upon which the story develops. I really enjoyed this book and recommended it to everyone I know.
I saw the review that said this book started a little slowly. It was true, but it did all tie together eventually. Once they hit the sea, all was saved! Great story, great reading, made my commute seem to go by in minutes. I've given this book to a friend.
This was an excellent book. It was so good that part of the way through I was wishing I had bought the book and read it instead of downloading it. Hindsight. You'll love it.
This work peaked my independent thinking mind. I was impressed with Pi's passion for loving God through every religion he encountered. What a concept! The detail and background on the nature of animals was valuable as the story unfolded. As a matter of fact, I'm sure I'll draw on this new found knowledge for years to come. This is a genius imaginative piece of work that spans cultures and generations.
The experience of listening to Life of Pi can best describe as a journey to the exotic hinterlands of the imagination. It is colorful and humorous, strange and wonderful, dark and distressing, hypnotic and surreal....
I have to trust the other reviewers who say that the book works out well in the end. I simply could not make it through the first 2 or 3 hours - and that was after several tries. If you are looking for a long drawn out philosophical monologue, you can find it in Life of Pi.