A very gripping and horribly revealing account of American POWs suffering and degradation at the hands of the Wartime Japanize. The whole insertion of the Billy Graham/Evangelical material seems to me to be just a little more than gratuitous. Apart from this "interlude", the book, "Unbroken" is a wonderfully told Masterpiece!
Kerry Bourke, Halifax, N.S., Canada
I saw the movie first so I had fair knowledge of the story going in. However while the movie was very well done, to get the true big picture of what Louie's life really was, you MUST get this book. Absolutely amazing!
This story was gripping and spiritually encouraging. The necessity of hope and it's power to change a life is skillfully portrayed. Even though parts of the book were painful to hear, I loved it and highly recommend it. We need to know our history and what great struggles have been overcome.
The humility of this man who gave for his country.
His return to Japan to visit the internment camp.
Yes. I had to relisten to parts to "catch-up" on details when I listened again. I found it very enjoyable to re-listen to on a roadtrip to Buffalo, NY from Saint Robert, MO last Christmas.
In these dark times whereby millions of Americans (actual U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants) who aren’t willing to work, don’t serve in the military or in their communities, think that it is their “right” to be provided with “free” everything (housing, food, healthcare, childcare, mobile phones, etc.), and/or are born with the silver spoon in their mouths (not part of the generation that actually did the hard work to build the business that earned the wealth they enjoy) , part of the Hollywood elite who fail to “give back”, or just spoiled rotten’ children of lifelong hardworking parents who worked to provide their offspring with things to give them a better life than they had themselves … America needs Heroes. America needs to remember who and how this great country was founded and what it takes from a person to maintain the great freedom and lifestyle that we have the potential to enjoy.
Short & Sweet - Well Maybe Not ...
I could hardly put it down and when I did, I looked forward to the moment that I could start reading the book again.
My father was in the Navy during World War II aboard the vessel USS North Carolina. He never talked about the War and he was one of the fortunate ones to come home safe. Louie's story could have been one in the same of any one of our Fathers that served in that war. His story made me Question how could Human Beings could treat one another with such Cruelty and then go on living with one's self in among others in " normal, seemingly healthy community?
Does War give us a " Free Ticket " to be Non-Human - More savage than any Beast of the Wild? This Audible Book that I listened to: (referred to the world of people who have a challenge reading using their eyes as "Ear Reading") was one that left me Pondering Life. A Must Read for Every Human Being. Thank you Audible for your commitment to bring the world of reading to all who desire it. O'l Poppie Dawg