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.
I'm generally a fan of philosophy type books, and I always prefer to read before I watch. The movie previews for this title looked great, so I thought I would listen to the book. I was sorely disappointed. The story was slow, which would have been okay if it eventually took me somewhere. I couldn't wait for the end; not because I was excited for the ending; I was excited it was over, and I could move on to something else.
Better then the movie, it's a philosophical book, much more so then one would think at first read. if you remember your literary teachers all trying to tell you about what this author was trying to say about this or that when you thought you were just reading a story, this would be one of the ones that makes it pretty clear at the end that the author really WAS talking about deeper subjects. So it's easier to digest these thought processes without pictures.
I would have given this book zero stars if there was an option. This book starts out and stays slow. I stuck it out for 10 chapters since it had such great reviews, but stopped because this book is BORING.
If you are a Big Bang Theory fan, this is what an autobiography written by Sheldon would be like.... I was the smartest kid, this is the long overly detailed story of how great I am, this is how dumb everyone else was... monotone the whole time.
The book goes into too much detail on the bloody parts - this book is awful
A better story and likable characters
Yes, slow and painful
All of them
It was not a great piece of literature, it has been a long time since I have read a book that I have had such a viseral response to. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
Native Californian. Knit awesome socks and mittens while listening.
The last seconds of both halves of this recording end in repetition of syllables mid-sentence. I will have to visit my library to see exactly how this wretched book ended. For shame, Audible!
I suspect this is one of those books that became a best-seller because it was marketed as a best-seller. I wonder if ordinary people read it or go to the movie just to see what happens next or, as a literature major might suppose, to enjoy the allegory and other exercises of the mind. As it happens, my own educated brain was just not up to such exercise.
Dear friends, if any of you are technically elderly and have a very elderly small economy car that is supposed to last forever, and that car is determined a total loss and unrepairable, if you gave that car a name and it carried you to any number of hospital visits and pow-wows and blowouts at Costco, if you are grieving for a machine more than you usually do over the passing of human beings, if you are waiting YEARS for the VA to deliver your entitlements and fear you will die before that happens -- then pass on this book at least until you find yourself in a better frame of mind. I was already facing the end of all good things, mortality, planned obsolescence, when I started this book, expecting a lively adventure. But no, it grossed me out, confused me, and dwelt on death for at least 227 days.
I liked the tiger and the circus game Pi played with him. The author seems to know something of animal psychology. As I help rehab bears and bobcats among other wildlife, and am fascinated by animal communication literature (Penelope Smith, for example, not the cutesy domestic pet nonsense that has been around for a while), the relationship with Richard Parker was riveting. I was very glad that Pi waited until the tiger returned to the boat before leaving the island.
Thank Heaven this is only fiction! If it were true, I would take it more seriously, realizing that a desperate man could actually be tempted to eat the dung of a constipated tiger. I can read anything that is supposed to be true. As I told an intake worker who was making a face at me, "If I lived it, you can damn well listen without making a face!" As fiction, the story is interesting and lively, but quite a downer. I find Real Life enough of a puzzlement, thank you!
I was really disappointed in this audiobook, as I read the book years ago and was looking forward to revisiting it as I really enjoyed the story. I was not able to stomach Jeff Woodman's accent, it was really off putting to me how inaccurate it was. If I could return this audiobook, I would.
I had thought this was going to be a humorous portrayal of life, relationships, and respecting differences.
I like animals.
I have not picked up this book in weeks, and yet cannot get the awful stories of animals being mutilated and made to suffer because some two legged creatures with little minds could not see the beauty in other living things/creatures.