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An excellent reading of this fantastic tale. Almost unbelievable, and yet the author treads the very margin of reality. It could happen. This 20th century tale of shipwreck and survival stands close to Jonathan Swift's classic Gulliver's Travels in my opinion. Through it, we learn more about human (and animal) nature than perhaps we really want to know. I recommend it highly.
This was a nice change in what I normally listen to. I enjoyed the animal background and specificity. I thought the survival plot was excellent and truly unique to the author, it was a learning experience with many lessons to learn.
I really enjoyed this story. I loved the intelligence and the wit. The narrators gave it that added authenticity. Unlike some, I like an unabridged, I feel like I am getting my money's worth. I wouldn't have missed a word of this one.
This was quite a fanciful journey! I really loved this book. It starts out with some interesting philosophical points of view by the title character, then, it switches into high gear on the high seas and I couldn't stop listening (30 minutes in the driveway everyday!). I would have given this five stars but for a couple of hokey scenes that the book would've been better without near the end, but they didn't detract enough to keep this from being one of my favorite books of the last few years. Edge of your seat story telling.
I had been reading some survival stories and this was a real surprise; just disappointed to find that it was fiction instead of real. It is very well written, descriptions almost artistic, and will hold your attention as unexpecteds develop after realistic impossibilities.
A story unlike any other. The survival struggles of a spiratually oriented, inventive, strong-willed teen-age boy in a lifeboat--in a situation truly more bizarre than can be imagined.
Beautifully written from the boy's point-of-view. Contains lessons for us all in the nature of the human spirit, and perhaps the very nature of God as well.
This is one of the best books I have ever read. The narrator really helps make the story come alive. The story can be appreciated on so many different levels. You never know what is going to happen next.
This story starts incredibly slowly. The narrator attempts an incredibly annoying Indian accent. I don't know that I'll be able to get all the way through it. Make sure you preview it before you buy it!