The narrator did not detract from the book
Don't miss this book, it's one of the best I've ever read/listened to
Say something about yourself!
Great story, terrific narration. One of my favorites. A wonderful true story that makes you happy to be a human. Get it. You will not be sorry.
One of my favorites.
Philip as he was a hero as well.
One man's struggle to overcome unthinkable odds.
I learned a lot about the Pacific side of WWII, but in a personal way.
This is a good book however the details of the story was sorta long in chapters. Very long. Listening to the guy read it to me was time consuming and slow.
Louis Zaperini, prankster!
The main character who the book was about is a very facinating character in which i found out is still alive living in california.
Laura Hillenbrand tell this story of human triumph that will make your heart soar.
Why do some people survive against all odds while others crumble at the slightest hard times? In this lovely true story you get to know this bigger than life man from infant to elderly man and marvel at the gift the lord gave in at birth. As a child it seem as if this gift was from the devil himself until he harnessed the power it gave him.
Do treat yourself to a book that will give you reason to cheer. I was worried that it would be too sad of a story to finish but I was so wrong.
A very well written story. Great character development.
Edward Herrmann is very easy to listen to.
I generally don't enjoy history stories because they never grab my attention but this one had me hooked! I listened to the whole thing in a matter of 2 days. Seriously, fantastic.
The strength and integrity of Louis Zamporini shines through every minute of this story that is expertly told both by author and narrator. I am not generally a World War II buff, but this story reached me and I simultaneously wanted to reach the end and never wanted to. This is a story I will never forget. I recommend this to just about anyone.
Listening with interest
I loved the performance, kept me on the edge of my seat (literally, I was listening in my car) as the actors transported me to WW2 .
The time on the life raft was chilling and inspirational
An outstanding, moving, incredulous story. I had not known the horror of the Japanese POW camps, nor had I imagined that someone could live through them. What an inspiring story.