While I enjoyed the animal psychology aspect of it, it just goes on and on and on. Finally, I gave up and stopped listening.
This book was slow to start for me. I was not interested in the book to begin with and the accent of the reader/voice made it hard for me to understand at times. I forced myself to listen to the book because I paid lost of money, the book started to make sense and I became very interested. Good book - Slow start.
It is imparative that you start this book nearly exactly halfway through, about when Pi boards the boat America. If not, you will end up not finishing the book which would be a shame. Once Pi embarks on his actual adventure Martel draws an imaginative world that raises eyebrows and teases common sense.
Nothing in the first half of the book is necessary except to know that Pi was once taught to fear and respect the tiger, and that his father owns a zoo. Beyond that, skip it and you will join a young man on a truly unbelieveable adventure.
I had this book on my wish list for a long time before I bought it. It didn't seem like it would appeal to me, but the reviews from other listeners finally "sold" me. I found the book very boring. It started slowly and ended strangely. I don't see what the attraction was to merit such great reviews. I wish I hadn't bought it.
This book started interestingly, but slow. Mid-way through, I was hooked! The book was fantastic and has left me thinking about it still. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys an unusual and interesting story.
I am amazed so many found this book "magical". I found it replete with newage bombastic pontifications of philosophic pomposity coupled with supercilious boring repetition which leads me to think he was paid by the word! It was as if he regurgitated everything he could think of about everything he talked about. Next time I read "stick it out and you will be rewarded in the end", I will rather listen to my gut feelings...don't waste your time. PI is not 3.14 but a 1.0! The only good thing about this book was that it ended and that was a long tedious time coming.
This book is not as clever as it pretends to be actually, the wordplay and puns are more juvenile and don't really mesh with the story. If fact, he doesn't really know how to tell a coherent story with believable and likable characters. What a pity. This book has been much overhyped by people who don't know what good literature is.
This book was actually fun. Not very deep, not very probable, but an interesting concept. If you want something that doesn't require alot of thinking, unraveling, or deep thought, this is a quick, easy to follow, light, and humorous story. A good diversion from some of the mundane literature that's out there today. Enjoy it.
This book stank so bad I could barely finish it. If I had to hear the author recite one more run on sentence listing (not describing, mind you) every kind of animal or food or some other thing he could think to throw into a sentence to make it the length of a paragraph I thought I would throw myself from my car screaming. Thank God for fast forward is all I can say. It's the only way I made it through this disaster. Boring beyond belief.