I enjoyed the dialects brought out by listening but thought it was too slow at times.
The story of an Indian boy's adventure at sea is intelligent, thoughtful, occasionally suspenseful, sometimes witty, and always sincere. It is impossible to explain why this simple tale has such impact on the listener. Pi presents opinions that are not common, but they are convincingly held. Young Pi is always insightful. He sees his surroundings, his predicaments with humbling clarity.
The reader is first rate. He has the most wonderful Indian-accented British tongue and this gives this wild ride irresistible verisimilitude. Bravo!
Characters come alive in this beautifully read masterpiece. Jerry Parker has joined our family, after the kids listened to part of it with me on a long drive.
Highly recommended, probably better than in print.
I must be missing something. Soooooo many reviewers say to hang on till the end, but that is where I thing it failed. I loved most all of this book, but the ending. The author even has the nerve to state in the book that he loves tight, clean endings, and this is anything but.
I also don't see the super religious stuff that others see. A person stranded on a boat turning to God...not a shocker.
Let me be clear, this is a real good book, I just wish the ending was clean and tight.
This book started slow but having been warned I kept with it. Once the family begins their move to Canada I could not stop listening. One of the more interesting books I have heard/read in some time.
Life long fan of the mystery story. I like books where something actually happens, so history and biography are favorites of mine also. I also think that even good books are improved tremendously when an actor performs the narration.
Delightful story that combines "coming of age" with an adventure tale. Outstanding narration. A fairy tale for adults willing to suspend their disbelief and enjoy the ride
Early in the book you'll wonder how you will survive a long journey with a strange human, a tiger, an orangutan, and a hyena, but hold on for a while. Your journey will be rewarded!!!
The beginning moved way too fast for me, I was disoriented, after listening to the first two CDs I was not at all into it, I toughed it out and at the 5th CD I rewound to CD #1. It's totally worth it, very original, very phylosophical.