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,
Louis' story is an incredible one, skilfully told by Hillenbrand, who wrote in such a way as to keep me thoroughly interested and wondering what comes next. It was inspirational as well as informative. This is one story that I would likely read again in the future.
Well written and well narrated story. I see why it would make a good movie. The man's life is very inspirational. He endured all manner of cruelties developed by the Japanese during WWII. And he did break. But then he became unbroken again. Read this and take heed. We are on the brink of repeating this history.
Yes, because it is a real story, war is a horrific thing. It needs to be remembered & ANZAC Day, Veteran's Day Armistice Day become too festive (IMO). Books like this tell it like it was. There is no romanticizing of the ideals, it was awful, it should never be repeated, but it will be.
Honest, sometimes brutal.
Yes when the subject met his tormentor again
Don't buy this expecting a romantic war epic. It is hard work, but well worth listening to.
An absolutely splendid story of mankind, from youth through the most horrid wartime conditions...his Journey is quite remarkable and worth your time...enjoy
This story is amazing and one all Americans should hear. I enjoyed Edward Herrmann's narration very much. So much of the story is difficult to listen to, but Laura inserted some welcomed humor. I have not seen the movie, but I could picture every moment through this audible book.