If there is a more moving story out there I have not yet heard of it. I was gripped with fascinating wonder from the very beginning. The performance of the reader was flawless. This is a must have for every living human being!
I should first start off by admitting that I am not one for non-fiction. I usually envelop myself in salacious mysteries that begin with a gruesome murder or unfaithful spouse. In all its unlikeness to my typical preference, it is the best story I've ever read (or listened to in this case). Laura Hillenbrand's ability for story telling lends itself to fiction, without losing any of the hard statistics of World War II that illustrate the gravity and enormity of its impact. I'd never known of the story of Louis Zamperini, and I'm more than glad that I do now. The performance was great, solemn and tempered. The story was incredible, provoking both extreme sorrow and extreme joy. This one is a must-read (or listen to) for sure.
Incredible, riveting, spellbinding
One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich
All his narration was superb, but you really felt the craziness of "the Bird"
Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, it does!
An absolute must read
A comprehensive and well-researched story. Heartbreaking and gut-wrenching in turn, it is ultimately hopeful. A bit much on religious stuff toward the end for my tastes, but not overwhelming or distracting.