the listening is just perfect. he reads with the perfect grace and inflections
we all know so ,many world war 2 stories but how many really feel what the lives of the POW camps were like and the endurance levels some of our guys actually have. just unreal
The history intertwined with the personal story of Louie Z was remarkably well done.
the experience on the raft
beautifully read...great intonation
I learned so much.
Born and raised in the Charlestown section of Boston. Irish-American, music (punk rock), crime & history, or anything having to do with those are my favorite subjects.
One of my favorite books ever. Read the hardcover & then listened to the audiobook. The writer paints a picture of what this American hero went through in such vivid detail you can picture the events & places and happenings as if you were there. Great book about a great man with an unbelievable story.
This is powerful book. I would put it at the top of any list!!!
Eating the sharks
It made me do both. The history and emotion of the story will pull you everywhere!
I had to keep reminding myself that the events in this book actually happened.... Unbroken is an incredible story of survival, perseverance and forgiveness.
Canadian girl in Kansas, love audible, books on kindle or kindle fire, and old fashioned books! I enjoy fiction most, mostly books with strong female leads. Favourite authors: Diana Gabaldon, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Wally Lamb, Pat Conroy, Andre Dubus III, Lisa Genova, many more!
I would absolutely recommend this book to a friend. I had my father read it and he became enraptured and read the entire book while he was in hospital for heart surgery. This is such a beautiful and ghastly story, and it shows a human's ability to survive over all else. This book touched my heart.
Of course the main character, Louis Zamperini, who endured like many of his fellow POW, more than the human body and spirit can take. I loved him for his endurance, and his resilience, and his fight for survival even though there were many times that survival seemed unattainable. He is a true American Hero.
Again, Louie was wonderful, but the narrator gave a great performance. I also liked Pete, Louie's older brother, and all of the inmates that Louie spent time with. The narration was the perfect tone. I listened to it at 2.0 and I absolutely loved every minute of it.
I would simply make it the same as the perfect title of the book, 'Unbroken.'
This book is hard to get through at times. It's amazing the cruelty that one person can inflict upon another. However it is worth the read and it's inspiring and it gives hope to people who might not think they can get through the worst possible situation. I also learned a lot more about the Pacific during WWII. Educational and alluring, this was definitely one of the best pieces of non-fiction I've ever read. I recommend this to anyone who needs inspiration, and also, everyone should give Mr. Zamperini the respect he deserves by reading this book.
I loved hearing about all the heros in that era who, despite being in the most dire of circumstances, had the fighting spirit to not give up. I also discovered more reasons to be proud of this Country and our Military. Very inspirational and at times heartbreaking.
I most liked Louie Zamporini! Hearing about his childhood then learning about all the phases of his life, it made me realize how powerful God has made some of us. He is an amazing person and true American Hero. His ability to be strong despite all that he went through was quite inspirational.
This is the first time I've listened to Edward Herrmann's performance. I really enjoyed it!!
A life so amazing that Hollywood writer's wouldn't have had the creativity to pen!
There was so much about WWII that I never knew until I read this book. I loved the lesson and the human story!
Some people can read history with it's harsh reality & be ok with it, like my husband but what can I say I'm a wimp.
It felt like 75% prison & 25% triumph & redemption.
No but he did a good job.
I guess it is always worthwhile to learn history but there was so much suffering of our military heroes that I just felt sad. It truly pained me to read about so much suffering. Please understand that I am so grateful for their sacrifice but the cruelty and inhumanity is difficult to fathom. An ugly reality that I can only take in small doses. Everyone did a good job it's just an ugly subject.
Absolutely a would listen. This is actually my second reading of the book, the first was in print. This is a story that simply doesn't get old. It is gripping, compelling and emotional for anyone and everyone. The only problem is that there are reports that they will be making a movie, which will inevitably lessen the experience for those who have not read the book.
BUY, BUY, BUY
Please, Zamp is the ONLY character
The whole book is moving. There is not a single moment where you do not find yourself attached in some form or another to one of the descriptions provided by Hillenbrand. She is an excellent author.
This story is so incredible you have to hear it twice just to take it all in
I can't say without spoiling the book.
Fantastic, his voice, pace and poise were perfect for this book -- I am going to buy all histories narrated by Edward Herrmann -- he's the best non-fiction narrator I've ever listened to.