Amazing story. After seeing the movie I thought I was going to be disappointed. But the book just filled in the empty spaces. The reading was just right, not boring or annoying. Would definitely listen again and recommend to everyone.
I am named after my Father's older brother... Who flew torpedoe bombers over the Pacific during this same time.... He went down and was never found... This book was alive to me... my grandmother's emotions ... to ....my uncle's plane's malfunction and crash.... So well written I could feel their lives......
after listening to this book I wish they never would've made the movie....the movie is a complete disaster compared to the book. this book made me feel as if I was right next to Louie Zamperini through everything he experienced.
A MUST READ
A great story of survival.and redemption. Even though it's history, you still find yourself wondering how and if the POWs will survive.
This nonfiction book reads like a George R.R. Martin novel- but the events of this guy's life are actually so incredible that if it were fiction I'd think it was ridiculously unrealistic. With this in mind I'm very interested to see how the movie turned out. Audible narrator perfectly navigates the constantly shifting tapestry of Zamperini's experiences. Can't say enough about the writing. I never wanted to put it down. Must-read.
I liked every aspect of this book. A skillful telling of a fantastic story. I really enjoyed the performance from Edward. Unlike "sniper" the presenter had no fake accents, no fake intonation, just a pure reading. Well done. I'll read this again! Thank you Laura. I have to find out about sea biscuit now. Which was right up there with flying to Neptune until now.
This story seemed to have no page that I would edit out to make it shorter. Every line was a treasure but caused me to cringe at times. Not suitable for kids because of occasional language. Might not be considered a story with a happy ending for non-Christians. The USA is a great country as one nation under God. I hope and pray that it persists but my heart is saddened by recent events that would disavow any Devine hand in our greatness. I am curious how a non-Christian feels about this book,