yes. much detail and engaging story.gives a really intimate look at the experience of POW during and after WW2
descriptions of the internment camps, and the relationships between the key character and his captors
definitely, but too long for that. I fell asleep a couple times and had to rewind!
even if not a history buff, worth a listen! not dry or boring.
I don't have time to read the print versions. I love the audio version because allows me to immerse myself in the story, even if I am doing other things, like knitting or cleaning house.
The best moments were near the end when the planes were flying over the camps and dropping food to the prisoners. (I don't want to give away anything).
Wow, what can I say? Edward Herrmann is a winner all around. I think he could read mortgage paperwork and be interesting. What a joy to listen to a book told by not only a familiar voice, but one that is so commanding you can practically feel like you are in a movie.
I have never read a book that made me feel as many emotions as this one did. Sadness, fear, joy and sorrow. I also never read a book that literally made me cry. This was full of those moments, sometimes in the same page!
If you happened to watch the movie first, please try this version. The movie version was awful. The acting was subpar and the emotion just wasn't there. The writing in the book is superb and makes you feel like you are really there.
That it is a true story of an incredible man of honor and valour and GREATNESS!
I loved that it updates all the close people to Louis.
The horrors that Louis went through while in the prison camps and that he was able to stay alive through the unimaginable beatings and conditions! Triumph in the end!!!!!!!!
no I have not.
yes I laughed with Louis and saddened greatly at the continual harshness of the Japanese captors. (The Bird)
Would recommend this book to everyone!
made me tear up several times at the incredible power of the human spirit and the faith of a man developed in dire circumstances forgotten for a time and recalled to remembrance through the efforts of a loving spouse and an inspired minister. a wonderful story of family love and Devotion.
I cannot deny that this is a good story. Well written and well narrated. But some of the details go beyond what is needed for a good story. They do not add much to the amazing feat of Zamperini's survival. But it is still worth spending the credit and time to listen.