Great narration, great organization of the story. One initial feeling I had was that I learned a lot about the main character's early life, like autobiographic-type info, it nearly seemed too specific. But in a few chapters, the book to be headlong into the meat of his war career. Old war stories are fascinating to me, and they humble me by reminding me how rough previous generations had it in the WW's. Unbroken is a crazy story that does an impeccable job of painting truly miraculous, awesome, terrifying landscapes for these Airborne crews. I often found my mouth agape in astonishment. Even still, many parts of the book seem almost boring because there's no way, just no way that it's possible for captured men to be beaten lifeless day after day for years on end.... that kind of thing seems Hollywood. I felt like it just drifted by my senses because it seems so rote and familiar. Well shame on Hollywood, because the men of this book lived that stuff in grossly real ways. Unbroken was gripping, such that I felt pulled back to the book even when I was too busy to hear more of it. Highly recommended.
This more than met my expectations. The narrator was superb. Just when it seemed the end was near the action picked up to the point it seemed impossible for any of the characters not to give up.
Mr. Herrmann was very clear and provided separation between characters
Several tense moments and cringing with the descriptions during flight and during POW encampment.
Just incredible. If you do not read this book before you die, see if Heaven has a library, check it out, find a comfy cloud, and read it cover to cover.
I loved the detail of every bit of the story of Louie Zamperini's life. Couldn't put the audible book down. It makes the trauma in my life look like a party. All I can do is smile and be thankful for my life and thankful for what God can do to a shattered and utterly broken human being. It's obvious God turned that man's pain into something very beautiful. I'm in awe! This is a must-read for all mankind. The movie doesn't hold a candle to the depth of emotion that's in the book.
Incredible! This book will not soon leave you!
Loved every minute of it! The detail was haunting but necessary. Loved
My 11 year old son got my wife to read it, who got me to listen to it. We all loved it, so you can imagine how powerful and well done the story is. That it is true is simply beyond astounding.