This is an ok book. It takes about 10 hours to get into it. The reader does an excellent job with the accents. Extremely good job. The end of the story is great. There were several times when thought about turning off the Otis because the storyline was, in my opinion, without action considering the circumstances
This is an incredible book. I really havent become this engaged in an audio in a long time, and I've actually been avoiding this title for a while. I was very pleasantly surpised. The narration was perfect, and the character development made me feel like I knew Piscene "Pi" Patel personally. I look forward to other books by this author and will look for other books by this narrator.
The first half of this book was good, but not riviting. However after reaching the half way point, the story took off and I couldn't put it down. I have never read a storyline like this - what a welcome change. I still ponder the ending. Definately a recommendation for my friends.
I don't usually bother to rate these things, but this is deserving stuff. This the best book I have read/listened to in a long time, and it has really stuck with me. I literally think about it every day. And the book club my wife and I are in, which does not agree on much, all found this book absorbing and conversation provoking. The story is mesmerizing and original. It tugs at the subconcious. The writing is excellent and nice to hear read. Don't read any more reviews that might give part of the story away. Just buy and listen to it--the wholw thing. I think you will more than like it. You will be rewarded. Thanks for reading this review.
I am through two-thirds of this book and while it is not a total snoozer, it is very slow moving. Unless there is a spectacular ending, it seems to me that this book is highly overrated! It is not an audiobook that makes you not want to turn it off.
Kept thinking I had fallen asleep and missed something so I would rewind only to find I had heard every word... Just couldn't get into it but I mainly listen to Mysteries so that could be it.
The Life of Pi was recommended by friends who thought that I would have an enjoyable theological experience with this extended allegory. The book sunk as soon as the ship sunk in the beginning of the book. A survival story of life on a raft with a tiger, an orangutan, a zebra, flying fish, provisions..., was boring as a story and boring as a metaphor. Within two of the 227 days at sea, the reader/listener knows that neither Pi nor his companions have any fictional value of themselves but are always forced to stand for something else. The metaphorical message, that all of life is inter-related and indeed one and that all belief systems are road maps to the same ontological end, is not carried by the allegorical story. Effective allegory is an engaging discovery rather than a forced-fed message. I wanted this book to be entertaining and inspiring. It wasn't.
Not only a great book, but extremely well read! Time flies by as you go from work to home and the other way around, while you're submersed in this ultimate survival fantasy... or is it?