I love books! They have always added so much to my world. Between being a busy mom, having a demanding career, and keeping my household running smoothly, I have zero free time to just sit and read a book. Audible allows me to keep up with my reading (or "reading") while I'm working or driving or cooking or cleaning the house. I enjoy that so much - I love Audible!
Yes! It is a fascinating story, which also gives amazing insight into a critical time in history. It is so humbling to learn what was endured by our Pacific P.O.W's. The core message that I received from the book is that man's true strength lies in his capacity for endurance and resilience.
I loved most of the characters, even the awful ones, because they were so believable. The author does such a good job of developing and humanizing her characters - even when they are unimaginably evil people.
I love his voice - he added gravitas to the book. Also, his inflection helped me to better understand some of the Japanese terms that I might have struggled with in reading the book.
I could have listened to it all in one sitting, although it was a bit too long for that to be practical. I listened to it all over a few days while doing housework, etc. It was excellent and I definitely got a lot more done just to have an excuse to listen a bit longer each time.
I am very moved and inspired by this book. I learned so much that I did not already know about the Pacific War. Also, it reminded me that humans can be so resilient and have such a capacity to endure the unendurable, process the effects, and then seek happiness in whatever new form it takes. It is quite a life affirming message in the midst of a horrific history of the Pacific P.O.W.'s experiences.
The story, and the fact that it is true, and the great job the author did in describing the detail of what happened to the main characters.
They all were.
This is my first Audible.com book, and Edward Herrmann was fantastic. Hope he does many other books.
This book is one that everyone should listen to to understand the war between Japan and the US, in the forties.
Unbroken satisfies every thirst a reader/listener craves in a perfect story: addictive plot, colorful characters, and the desire to learn something.
Unbroken is without a doubt one of the greatest audiobooks out there. The story is incredible and the narration is flawless. The story grabs the listening from "word one"and doesn't let you go. The fact that Unbroken is historically based, blows my mind.A better story could not be made up. The main character is perfectly flawed as are those in his life. Unbroken is a "must hear". You will not be disappointed.
I would recommend this to a friend because it is a powerful example of how a strong and resilient mind can overcome the worst situations life can throw at you.
The one and only way he found he could conquer the terrible Post Traumatic Stress Stress Disorder.
The ending made me tear up, both seeing Louis fighting his battles at home and the ultimate resolution.
If only everyone would be able to acknowledge their weaknesses and make the right choice at the right time.
The narrator's voice and the authors writing style
Louie of course! He's the hero
Nope, but he got me hooked though
Any moment when "The Bird" was involved...chilling
Great story telling. Difficult to read at times due to all that happened to Louis Zamperini, but so inspirational. Made me cry. Made me hope.
This audio book caught me from the first sentence. This has never happened to me before, though I have listened to a few of Edward Hermann's narrations and many other great audio books. He has the ability to not take over the book, but deliver it with the proper emotions and feelings for the subject. This book was fantastic, never lagging.
I could not stop listening to this powerful, heartbreaking story. The experience and suffering was so powerful. It would be hard to believe if it were fiction, the fact that it is true made me stretch my imagination and realm of what humans can inflict on others and how someone can tolerate and then thrive under continually brutal circumstances.
A remarkable story, incredibly well written and performed. Not to be missed.
The vanquish over pure evil - experiencing gut-wrenching horrors to tears of joy.
When McArthur and Harris were seen together, I shed tears. The death of the duck is a scene I would like to forget, but never will.
Whenever I feel sorry for myself, I will think of his flea-bitten, maggot-infested body and his toils in filth - no better cure.