"A deeply worrying message"
The message of Life of Pi is simple - lies are better than truth. Personally I find this to be a deeply worrying message.
The fake Indian accent grates after a while.
I would have cut all the religious aspects, as they are relentless and very tiring. I get it, Martel wants you to believe in fairy tales/religion because the real world is full of bad things. Personally I'd take truth, evidence, and reality any day. Nothing good comes from believing lies.
Quite how this turgid, preachy nonsense ever won awards is beyond me.
even if you've already seen and enjoyed the movie (as I had, and did) this in my opinion is a must.
"Good book, odd reading."
Indian accent is terrible. Why not get someone with a native Indian accent? Brilliant book, to me about how religion is perception. What some people might call God, others will see as nature or science. Which is the better story?
"Life of Pi"
I wasn't sure what to expect from this story but thoroughly enjoyed it. The performance was perfect and the storyline unusual and entertaining.
"A truly remarkable story"
With a 100 chapters and 14 hours to listen I thought I'd struggle. I didn't.
"Pi is best"
Life of Pi is like chocolate for the soul. My go to story any time. Absolutely love it.
"A good read"
This book isn't really my genre (I prefer fantasy/sci-fi) and the whole section leading up to him being stranded on the lifeboat didn't really do anything for me (this was like half the book).
Also the first half of the book had a lot of religious themes in it which I wasn't expecting although I did get this simply because it was on offer and so I didn't know anything about the book.
However the second half of the book that tells us the story of how he survived at sea was very good and enjoyable.
The narrator did a great job.
"Good story, well read"
Glad I listened to it, but strange ending. May try reading the book next time.
I enjoyed this audio book immensely, its narrated Wonderfully and a beautiful piece of writing. A must read!
I loved this book. Such a unique story. Found it very easy to listen to.