Wow. The film did this book zero justice. 12 hours later and I didn't want it to be over. Tears streaming down my face... What a remarkable story. What a remarkable man. What a remarkable God. Just incredible. This book has given me a whole new appreciation for our men and women in uniform. I can't say enough great things about Unbroken.
I've read it before though, seen it on TV, talked about it with friends and family.
At times (many of them) I wondered if I'd read this book before.
please....no disrespect to those who endured stories like these.
The story was very compelling.
There were many astonishing events.!
Some descriptions were to horrific to endure and needed to be passed over.
The final years of Louis showed a wonderful enduring transformed spirit.
I had actually ordered this audio book several months before listening to it. In the interim, the movie had become available and I downloaded it only to have it sit on my hard drive. I decided on a whim (I had 2 days off in a row) to listen to the book. Boy was I glad that I listened to the book as it had me riveted! The descriptor words and lively [period-centric] use of certain terms allows one to really become immersed in the story. I actually found myself moved to tears for one part about halfway through the book.
Do yourself a favor and buy this book. The narrator does a splendid job of keeping the listener entranced and the story seems to unfold at a naturally progressive rate that doesn't leave with you a feeling of hurried anticipation for the next scene. Its a wonderful listen and highlights a very moving story (among the thousands that there were) about one soldier's plight during the great war.