An amazing story of the human spirit! Inspirational inspirational inspirational! Loved every minute of it, never a dull moment. If you like this, I recommend reading Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
My father was a POW in Germany so this book really hit home for me. These men could only have lived through this by the grace of God.
Thank you so much for writing and recording this documentary of their story.
I purchased with a credit and it wouldn't download. I returned it and tried a second time purchase and download. No luck. I'm really disappointed. I was looking forward to listening to this book.
The reader's voice was perfect for this story. I found myself searching and hearing his voice through my day to day. Each chapter left me wanting to eagerly listen on.
I consider myself a very forgiving person but I felt uneasy about Louie's forgiveness toward the Bird. I understood the forgiveness of the other Japanese men who faced him albeit in a prison setting. I am still frustrated by the Bird's apparent indifference to what he had done. You can interpret many things about him not facing Louis face to face in the end but he should be ashamed. His actions were beyond what the war taught him. It is these mix of emotions that made listening so invigorating. The readers depicting the time at sea on the raft was great. I wanted them to get picked up but I knew (based on the novel descriotion) what lay ahead so I was torn.
The description of the raid on the Wake Island. I know very little of WWII and to hear about the beginning of the retaliation for Pearl Harbor even though this was not the first made me feel good.
Yes, but I was not able to.
Great life story. I haven't seen the movie so the book seems great. The way Laura describes every step in Lois Zamperini journey make you share and admire his endurance, determination and resilence to fight war in a thousand different ways.