My ability to give an unbiased review of Unbroken is questionable. I was so moved by the story and its characters that emotion may cloud objectivity. Admiration for Louis and the others, especially those who endured phenomenal brutality yet maintained their dignity and humanity, is a weak word to headline the feelings stirred in me by this story. Perhaps that is as much a commentary on the telling of the story by the author and its recitation in this audio edition. The telling of the story placed the characters in the foreground drawing less light to the author and narrator. I heartily recommend Unbroken with the caveat that it is not for the glib or faint of heart.
This was worth every minute. An unforgettable, powerful story! I can't resist telling people about it in conversations, and I wish there were a young adult version for kids.
This is a biased review because I like faster paced interesting books. I tried very hard to stay interested but everything was very drawn out and I couldn't even finish it. I gave up on the idea of listening to it when I ran or worked out almost immediately, but even in the car, it would make me sleepy.
Everyone should hear this story and remember the history. God bless the men who sacrificed so much. What an amazing life and achievement! Life lessons we can all learn from. Very well read. Truly enjoyable.
I enjoyed the reader and his voice was very good for this story.
The middle of this story is very hard to listen to but so important to know of the power of people and choices they make for both evil and for good. The last few chapters are amazing and show the power of forgiveness and God's grace extended to us. Louie and his many friends and family are examples of courage, respect and dedication. Thank you!
Unbroken changed my view of WW2. The book is a riveting true story of an olympiads experience as a POW. The underlying theme of the book demonstrates the power of a man's will to survive through unspeakable ordeals. This book takes through vivid emotional experiences. Hillenbrand has written a masterpiece as she tells the story of WW2 through the eyes of Louis Zamperini.
I did not know the full story of Louis Zampareni. This is a compelling story of his incredible life. The author did not sugar coat his mistakes, and didn't preach. I also learned a lot of the atrocities of war in the Pacific theater.wow
By far the best book I have ever listened to!! The story was incredibly well written and the narrator was fabulous!!! I was truly inspired by Louie's story and the life choices he made following excruciating circumstances.