like no other book I've read
It was hard to put down.
One of the best books I've read (or listened to). I highly recommend you listen to it on audio because of the delivery. I can only discribe it as unrelenting. It had me on edge, heart pounding. Even though I'm not into sports and I'm not into war stories, particularly, I am into stories of survival and miracles and this is a story of both.
Absolutely! I was born in 1939 and was really to young to realize what the war was really about.
All of them, but esp. Louie, His Courage Hope Faith and determination was unbelievable!! I can't imagine going through the torment and torture he went through during that time.
Don't have much time to sit and read, listen to Audiobooks in my car constantly, am never without one!
No I had to really stop and digest a lot that I really couldn't believe human beings could do to inflict so much pain to another human being.
Works best for my life style. Makes walking more pleasant.
The Billy Graham sermons who saved Louie from total destruction.
Always enjoy any narration by him. His voice is very soothing, not distracting like some.
It taps all one's feelings from joy to agony for what POWs endure.
Highly recommend this book least we forget what sacrifices our military members endure to keep the rest of us safe.
Ranks in the top 10 of the book I have listened to.
The time spent in Japanese POW camps and, during the war and right after the end of the war.
His use of different voices for different characters, his ability to emphasize sarcasm.
It made me laugh and cry
The brutality of man towards fellow man and the loss of life really brought WW II made me appreciate what the "greatest generation" really accomplished.
It tied the history of world war 2 in the Pacific theater into a gripping and unforgettable true story!
I went through all the emotions during the course of this audio book.
This story certainly reminds us of the extreme cruelty of war, and the inflictions raised on our fellow humans. It also shows the kindness even our adversary's can show.
Vivid descriptions of characters and events. Very involving. Each chapter had twists and turns. Unpredictable.
I couldn't stop thinking about the characters and circumstances that anti-semetism, War and Nazi era brought upon peoples.
Narrator did excellent job of injecting true emotion into the story
Louie of course. Amazing that this one individual could have such a profound impact on our society and that he could chronicle his life in such detail.
The emotion of the words and the inflections on the communication of events and thought processes of protaganists. It was almost as good as being there.
for the most part yes.
One of the best books I have ever read. Again, it is amazing that Laura Hillibrand found this story and did such an excellent job of communicating the events of 20 years in such detail
the listening is just perfect. he reads with the perfect grace and inflections
we all know so ,many world war 2 stories but how many really feel what the lives of the POW camps were like and the endurance levels some of our guys actually have. just unreal
The history intertwined with the personal story of Louie Z was remarkably well done.
the experience on the raft
beautifully read...great intonation
I learned so much.
Born and raised in the Charlestown section of Boston. Irish-American, music (punk rock), crime & history, or anything having to do with those are my favorite subjects.
One of my favorite books ever. Read the hardcover & then listened to the audiobook. The writer paints a picture of what this American hero went through in such vivid detail you can picture the events & places and happenings as if you were there. Great book about a great man with an unbelievable story.