This is a compelling story and Edward Hermann is a great narrator. Hillenbrand really does her research into all of the details of the story. It's not the first book on Zamperini (he wrote two himself) but it is a really good one to learn alot about him, the Japanese camps, and his amazing story of survival.
Outstanding story that I previously did not know about. May be greatest story I've ever heard. Ok for high schoolers
I truly enjoyed every moment of this book.
As a Christian woman born in 1948, I was interested too because my father was a POW. I felt the desperation and also the strength coming from this remarkable man.God delivered many miracles to him.
The exciting and enthralling story of survival and heroism that it portrays to the reader/listener.
Louis of course! He is the hero of the book. Also, I loved hearing about Jesse Stay and his minor role in Louie's experience. I knew Jesse Stay and he was a wonderful human being.
His voice was not too gruff and not over emotional. I thought he read it with power and conviction and with a lot of reverence for the source material.
I rarely, and I mean VERY rarely, cry while listening to or reading a book. I cried out of sheer joy when Louie was reunited with his family. Also, when he strives to offer forgiveness to his torturers.
LISTEN TO THIS BOOK.