It is a true story. It follows so many different trails, but the author does a wonderful job tying the details together. A random aside in one chapter becomes a key plot element in the next. Very well written. Intensely emotional. And inspiring story of the depths and heights of the human condition.
Definitely a book that will have you glued to every page with excitement, fear, and sadness.
For both fiction and nonfiction fans I highly recommend this book. I read mostly business and Tom Clancy books. My wife reads nora roberts and we both loved this book.
I liked that it is based on fact
It is a hard book to read because it is about the cruelty of the Japenase to pows.
This is certainly not all the book is about it is truly a great story about a 4min. ruunner and his life .
Fictional characters in narrative
The truehearted listener will enjoy this tale of a player keeping the faith so to speak.
On a human level a remarkable story; on a historical level gives insight into the treatment American POW's by Japanese.
This book touches your heart and everytime you want to break down, there's hope. This is an amazing book of resiliency, brotherhood, and spirit. Louis Zamperini expemplifies human strength and character.
The narration of the story tunes in to the emotion that is carried throughout. Beautiful.
I cried several times, but the part that overtook me was when Zamperini returned to the United States, returned to his family and home yet didn't quite belong. The emotional terror that he continued to experience broke my heart.
Live life smell the roses and rejoice.
Incredible inspiring fantastic
Mr. Louis Zamparini
A truly fantastic book that if you have anyone in the military you should listen to it and remember the sacrifices that are made.
Absolutely enthralling book
Louis Zamprini, of course!
So amazed when they were rescued from the sea, only to be thrown in the POW camp, which was worse...who knew?
More than one man should ever have to bear
Edward Hermann was a genius and a fantastic pick for this book. I found myself sitting in my car, determined to find out the fate of Zamprini...only to have to wait until I was driving again. Just when I thought he couldn't handle any more, more was thrown at him, and he kept surviving! Amazing!
Eye opening and riveting
The narration was top notch, and the story was unbelievable, yet amazing. A real eye opener to what some of the prisoner's of war endured.
The undying will to survive
Probably the one that starts on page one and ends on the last page.
When the raft was detected by an enemy plane
I suffer very mildly from PTSD...as many service members do. If my PTSD was any worse, I don't know if I could have handled this book.