To begin with, the story is fantastic. Many people who have read the actual book concur. In addition, the narrator does such a good job, you believe that you are there in the story.
The success of an audiobook depends upon both the writing and the narration. Both are excellent in this production. The narrator interprets this wonderful story skillfully. He brings Pi alive and transports us into his world so that I was lured into believing the unbelievable.
I found this book to be very thought provoking, entertaining and it kept my attention throughout.
Very well read with believable delivery.
Being an animal lover, I was drawn to this story. I liked how it began, however after about 2 hours it got a bit too involved with religion for my taste and I wasn't able to get past it. It seemed like that was going to be a major theme in the story and it turned me off.
Based on other reviews I resisted the temptation to stop in the middle and stuck through to the bitter end. It really got tired hearing at least 10-15 times (or was it 100-150?) the author accepting the fact that 'this was it - my poor miserable life is finally come to an end.' Please. This will, I am sure, be regarded by future generations as the 'Jonathon Livingston Seagull' of the new millennium: a lot of hype, a lot of phony philosophy, and when we wake up to the emptiness of the story - a lot of hot air. Do not bother.
I heard a lot about this book so I tried it. I can't figure out why anyone would think it has a lot of wisdom or lessons to teach. Its logic is faulty, the story is not very interesting, and the lesson it teaches is that faith in one myth or another can make you feel a lot better about yourself. Unless you are looking for a book to convince yourself that your wishful thinking is good for you, then go on to another that will better challenge your mind and spirit.