The narrator sounds like the man telling the story. A story that is so riveting it will leave you short of breath and begging for more.
The unbelievable tale of human survival against all odds.
The protagonist, Louis Zamperini, is a hallowed, if not forgotten, hero of world war II. His story of courage, survival, redemption and repentance is bound to make any listen stop in awe of his plight. Truly, one of the greatest stories of WWII.
It made me stop listening, and reconsider my relationship with God. It made me reconsider my status as a man. It made me reconsider my status as a patriot, a soldier and a citizen. No written word about the greatest war, or the greatest generation, has effected me so much.
I almost did. Stayed up late to finish it.
One of the best I've read on Audible. I understand it will soon be made into a movie and I hope they do it justice. A true hero I'd never heard of before, Zamperini's triumph of spirit moved me to tears - sounds cliched, but the book is anything but. More than worth the credits. One purchase you won't regret, read this book!
Extremely amazing story!! As an American with Japanese ancestry, it opens my eyes to another part of the WWII story. Race and culture aside, it truly embodies the human spirit and the will to live.
I am not one to write reviews, but this story was so amazing, I had to break out of my shell and write a review that gives testimony to how excellent this story is.
Just when you think finally, they are rescued and are survivors from a plane crash and traveling the pacific ... more turmoil and hardship ensues. It's the story of survival, the will to live and living on the faith of God.
Thank you Ms. Hillenbrand for writing such an incredibly amazing story of Louis.
Great story of the resilience of human beings.
The protagonist was really the only character who one could follow throughout the story.
You an listen while you do other things.
When the men were in a life raft starving and fighting off sharks.
Yes. It is spellbinding.
its truth. He has an indomitable spirit.
easy to listen to
such bravery is remarkable
Yes, Edward Herman is a fantastic narrator. Have shared the listening of this book with everyone willing.
The cultural and technical facts of the Olympics, war machine, Japanese society and POW details.
My husband, a WW II vet,could have suffered the same torture as Louis, for his commitment to his country. It helped me to better understand the 'walk he walked' for the sake of people he didn't even know.
God's constant presence in Louis' life (although Louis was running from Him) changing his destiny.
The narrator spoke distinctly and made one feel they were experiencing the same emotions Louis felt towards his tormentors
Absolutely. However, it was too long. I thought it could have ended sooner, but admit that after reading to the end, I was glad I read to the end.
A very good read.
I find the quality of resolve or the human spirit to overcome adversity a most remarkable trait. It is to the degree of the hurdle and ultimately success strengthens the phrase "press on" to solve our problems.