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.
I bought this book after reading the publisher's review; expecting a Robinson-Crusoe like adventure novel. Half-way through the book I realized I had been mislead. After reading some of the other, more-favorable reviews from other customers, I have to wonder if we received the same book. Unless you want a tedious struggle with philosophical platitudes and a comparative analysis of the world's major religions, don't buy this book.
I still beleive the story is real, regardless of what the Author or anybody says, I wish it ts be real.
I though of writing an email to Audible, to tell them that they had put the book in the wrong category by mistake, it was in fiction, it was clearle non-fiction, then the fiction part of the book came, then it was clear that it was not fiction, then it ended, I decided it was real, but not to email audible.
It is a great book, really.
Really enjoyed this book and the narrator. The food-chain narrative early in Pi's journey is not for the squeamish, but hang in there, the story is delightful, fresh, and mythical.
I found the book very entertaining. The story very original and refreshingly unpredictable. I found myself wanting to listen to it again. There are not too many stories that I enjoy listening to more than once, but this is one of them.