Wow! What a story. Everything about this story is amazing. I loved every word and found myself hoping, praying, cheering and crying for these men. Everyone should read this book.
Being able to "read" while driving. I loved that it is broken out by chapters so I could find my place in my book when I was back home.
great story telling, eye-opening historical biography which highlights parts of WWII POW camps often untold
I knew nothing about this story before I began listening, so I wasn't prepared for the absolutely unthinkable horrors this amazing man and his fellow soldiers endured. Some parts of the listening were soul-wrenchingly hard to fathom and I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone particularly senstive to violence and brutality. However the redemption promised in the title does eventually come and it's life-affirming. I feel vastly more informed about certain aspects of WWII after listening to this masterfully crafted and narrated title.
couldn't stop listening. I'm a 28 yrs old female that isn't usually interested in WWII stories but I'm so glad I listened. learned so much, have more pride and understanding than ever before
Yes! It's way too long. The tragic suffering just goes on and an, and the author teases over and over again with hints that it will end, and then it doesn't. It gets old. I realize it's a way to depict how bad the main characacter's life really was, but endless details about who this torturer was what he was thinking, and what that cell would become later and what happened to prison-mates who had little or nothing to do with the story, on and on ad nauseum. I guess I don't understand why this book is so popular.
Boring us pleasantly. That's unfair because his voice was fine - it was the story that was boring, and putting it into three words makes it hard to capture. He didn't have a lot of pow, but neither did the story.
No! Too much told already. No one wants to know more.
The story could have been told much better. Less droning and also more time spent before the war and after the war, with much less during it.