For the most part I don't read prison/holocaust books. They almost never elevate me more than they bring me down. This book is that same. I understand it is supposed to be about overcoming adversity, and I suppose this book manages that. Sadly it did not elevate my soul. It did not make me feel better about being human. It mostly made me thirsty, hungry, and disappointed in mankind.
About the book it's self
It is a little hard to get started but past about chapter 10 it picks up.
It is a little choppy but that, I think, is do I part to the fact that is is non fiction and life is seldom smooth.
I'm not sure the reader is the best reader for this book, but it could have been worse they could have had Dick Hill read it.
If you like books like this I suppose it is the best of it's kind. It was not a compleat waste of time.
An incredible story that is hard to stop once you begin. It is surprising that I never heard of this story before this. It is incredible and redeeming. Worth every second of listening time. Now to see the movie. I give this my highest recommendation!
This story is magnificent and I'm sure will influence all readers as to the importance of attitude, faith & forgiveness have on the quality of our own lives. I had never heard of him until this book, & this story just shows how much one person can change the world. If there is one book to read, or listen to, this is it.
Top 40 Titan
Near the top
The Hiding Place - though no real comparison.
Louis' reunion with his family
I could not have handled this book in one sitting.
Perhaps the greatest example of human spirit I've ever read.
This was seriously the most awful story ever. The last half hour of a "happy ending" was not worth the other dozen of misery.
Save yourself the onset of depression and read something else...unless, of course, you're looking for a kick-me-down.
I admit I am not an avid reader nor am I well read ; I do love audio books. This book without a doubt , immersed me in a time period I was otherwise mostly ignorant. I mean, I'm only 38; and these things happened while my grandparents were children and young adults . Loved it. Important history lesson for us all