Absolutely. I have, many times. It is a story of the power of the Human spirit, redemption and dignity. It is also a story of the power of evil and its threat to all of us.
I really enjoyed this book. Since I finished it, I've been telling everyone about it, urging those who have not read it to pick it up. It is such an inspiring story, and I am amazed that I had never heard the details of this before. I really believe that this should be required reading in every high school. Students can learn so much, at an important stage in their lives, about the power of the spirit, about redemption and about perseverance.
Not my typical read, great story and read well. Tops of this type of book.
Forgiveness, amazing he found it after everything he went through. I like that it can provide perspetive in our lives. When you think you have it bad or something is going wrong think of Louis and guess what? Its really not that bad.
Louis Zamperini is my Hero. I have a new deeper respect for all military people. No words can describe my gratitude so I will just say from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!!!!!!
Yes. It's an amazing, true story.
The change from vengeance to forgiveness.
subtle voice changes for different characters
The narrator sounds like the man telling the story. A story that is so riveting it will leave you short of breath and begging for more.
The unbelievable tale of human survival against all odds.
The protagonist, Louis Zamperini, is a hallowed, if not forgotten, hero of world war II. His story of courage, survival, redemption and repentance is bound to make any listen stop in awe of his plight. Truly, one of the greatest stories of WWII.
It made me stop listening, and reconsider my relationship with God. It made me reconsider my status as a man. It made me reconsider my status as a patriot, a soldier and a citizen. No written word about the greatest war, or the greatest generation, has effected me so much.
Extremely amazing story!! As an American with Japanese ancestry, it opens my eyes to another part of the WWII story. Race and culture aside, it truly embodies the human spirit and the will to live.
I am not one to write reviews, but this story was so amazing, I had to break out of my shell and write a review that gives testimony to how excellent this story is.
Just when you think finally, they are rescued and are survivors from a plane crash and traveling the pacific ... more turmoil and hardship ensues. It's the story of survival, the will to live and living on the faith of God.
Thank you Ms. Hillenbrand for writing such an incredibly amazing story of Louis.
Great story of the resilience of human beings.
The protagonist was really the only character who one could follow throughout the story.
You an listen while you do other things.
When the men were in a life raft starving and fighting off sharks.
Yes. It is spellbinding.
its truth. He has an indomitable spirit.
easy to listen to
such bravery is remarkable
Yes, Edward Herman is a fantastic narrator. Have shared the listening of this book with everyone willing.
The cultural and technical facts of the Olympics, war machine, Japanese society and POW details.