An inspiring story of determination, resolve and character. Louie Zamperini should be an inspiration for all of us who have felt hopeless in face of dire circumstances. The book is full of detailed facts about WWII and the life of POWs. Would certainly read it again.
Edward Hermann's reading of this book really added to the experience. It was a very inspirational story of one man, in particular, making his way through the most difficult situations during World War II. What was most inspriational was his ability to forgive and go on to do great things for people later in his life.
The feeling that a great actor can bring to the storytelling. He was wonderful.
It almost made me cry at the horrible experiences these men endured. It left me feeling inspired by Louis' ability to forgive and go on to help children.
Don't know. Didn't read the print version
The amazing will to live and not give up under conditions of extreme duress
No. Too long to do that.
This one had me coming back every day for another sequence. Very satisfying and engaging story. Extreme drama.
This is not my ususal type of book but WOW this was great. Laura Hillenbrand has written a great read that will hold your attention and keep you reading for hours.
Louie by far.You had to admire both his physical and mental fortitude under such adverse circumstances.
His tone was great nothing was ever overdone.
I will say there were times my heart sank and I was moved deeply by both the brutality and the camaraderie.
As a runner I would listen to Unbroken as I ran, on days when I should have rested I ran just so I could hear this story, one that I will never forget.
It might be the best book thus far...
The story is well-written, Edward Herman does a masterful job with the narration. I listened to the book a couple of hours a day for a week, I might listen to it again...
His narration is smooth and soulful, excellent job.
The last chapter brought tears to my eyes...
This is what all audio books should strive to be...
Right at the top.This is an amazing story. Beautifully written and very moving!
Louie, of course, was the main man. His will to live and his changed life was remarkable. But the Bird was such a psychopath! He was a fascinating character to follow and hate.
The narrator has a wonderful, expressive voice fitted well to this material.
Broken dreams, unimaginable suffering, amazing redemption...
The narrator for this book was excellent!
The story while disturbing at times was a eye opening to details of WWII that I have never known and wouldn't have found out had it not been told in a wonderfully told story as this was done.
Thrilling, Intriguing, Captivating
The entire time that Louis and the two other men were in the ocean. Their resilience and determination were phenomenal.
There were moments when tears came to my eyes. My heart rejoiced when Louis came to faith in Jesus Christ and surged forward to make good on his ocean promise to serve God with his life.
The strength and fortitude that Mr. Zamperini showed throughout WWII despite all the horrible and in humane acts of violence that were directed towards him and the other prisoners was unbelievable.
I am familiar with Mr. Herrmann's work as an actor which is alway very riveting. This is the first audible book of his that I've listened to which I thought was excellent.
When Mr. Zamperini went to the Billy Graham revival and he remembered his promise to God if he survived when he was stranded in the middle of the ocean with no food, no water and sharks waiting for him.
I have already recommended this book to several people. It is one of the most enjoyable audible books I have listened to. It is amazing to think that Louis Zamperini is still living and enjoying life. His experiences throughout the war were much more horrendous than I would have ever thought. My thanks to the author, Laura Hillenbrand, for writing this wonderful story. She made it come to life and was very hard to put down.