You will be drawn into the intense story and the heartbreaking reality that war is unkind, and then into the light and belief that God, love and grace can conquer and heal.
If there is a more moving story out there I have not yet heard of it. I was gripped with fascinating wonder from the very beginning. The performance of the reader was flawless. This is a must have for every living human being!
I should first start off by admitting that I am not one for non-fiction. I usually envelop myself in salacious mysteries that begin with a gruesome murder or unfaithful spouse. In all its unlikeness to my typical preference, it is the best story I've ever read (or listened to in this case). Laura Hillenbrand's ability for story telling lends itself to fiction, without losing any of the hard statistics of World War II that illustrate the gravity and enormity of its impact. I'd never known of the story of Louis Zamperini, and I'm more than glad that I do now. The performance was great, solemn and tempered. The story was incredible, provoking both extreme sorrow and extreme joy. This one is a must-read (or listen to) for sure.
Incredible, riveting, spellbinding
One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich
All his narration was superb, but you really felt the craziness of "the Bird"
Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, it does!
An absolute must read