The story is unforgettable as Louie Zamparini faces insurmountable odds resilience redemption and forgiveness. I couldnt look at a plate of food the same way again thinking about our POW'S
Methodical, powerful authoritative
The encounter with the Great White Shark that tail slapped the castaways. Also his utter rejection of Billy Graham's Christ Centered message then his conversion and then forgiveness of the Monster "the Bird".
A Few skips in the sound track?? possibly my phone......
Loved the book. I was amazed to discover that it was a true story.
The main character.
Kept me on the edge of my seat. My kind of book.
Absolutely. I have, many times. It is a story of the power of the Human spirit, redemption and dignity. It is also a story of the power of evil and its threat to all of us.
I really enjoyed this book. Since I finished it, I've been telling everyone about it, urging those who have not read it to pick it up. It is such an inspiring story, and I am amazed that I had never heard the details of this before. I really believe that this should be required reading in every high school. Students can learn so much, at an important stage in their lives, about the power of the spirit, about redemption and about perseverance.
Not my typical read, great story and read well. Tops of this type of book.
Forgiveness, amazing he found it after everything he went through. I like that it can provide perspetive in our lives. When you think you have it bad or something is going wrong think of Louis and guess what? Its really not that bad.
Louis Zamperini is my Hero. I have a new deeper respect for all military people. No words can describe my gratitude so I will just say from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!!!!!!
Yes. It's an amazing, true story.
The change from vengeance to forgiveness.
subtle voice changes for different characters
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.