Far and away the best audio book ever, Unbroken goes beyond any biography I've ever read or heard. Other reviewers have captured the incredible detail and compelling emotion of this experience much better than I can. Just do yourself a huge favor and buy this book! The reader does an incredible job of interjecting the appropriate verbal subtleties that make this not just a great story but a great story to listen to. I can't believe the fellow this happened to is still alive today and talking about his experience! How amazing if the younger generation, so far removed from what World War is, could hear first hand through this book how horrible war is and why we owe our veterans honor and respect.
If this is not made into a movie, I think we reviewers should all pool our funds and make one- it'll gross millions!
Unbroken is my 2nd favorite Audio book so far.
The details of Louis Zamprorini's life are extrodinary and inspiring
For me the book bogged down in a couple of places with volumes of statistic not related to Louie's story. helpful, but not necessary.
As good a book as I have ever read under the category of biography.
Recognizing that the Japanese were similiar to the Germans in treatment of human beings and the value of human life.
Did not want the book to end!
I enjoyed hearing all the details whether good or bad about WWII and this mans life.
The turn around after surviving POW camp and finding God.
Mr. Herrmann has a nice enjoyable voice to listen too. Knowing his voice ahead of time made it an easy choice to purchase this book.
There were several.
I would recommend Unbroken to friends and family. The story is one of courage , hope, despair, and the will to survive. Even though the time period is WW II, one doesn't need to like reading abut this time period. It seriously about man' s spirit and fortitude.
Louie is the main character, however, every character in the story plays a significant role. Therefore, for me all of the characters are memorable.
Unbelievable, Inspiring, Heartwaring
Endurance. Another true and great survival story against all odds.
When Louis' life turns around at a Billy Graham Crusade.
Louis' being able to forgive unspeakable atrocities.
This book is well written and held my interests all the way through. Being a Vietnam era vet this book helped me personally.
This book was so great. It was really hard to listen to at times because it is heart wrenching, but the story was amazing and powerful.
Here is a story of unfathomable courage. We see the brute carnage of war, the ability of the human spirit to become in humane and monstrous and we see evil incarnate.
In response we see a response of survival which stands against the odds of physical and moral destruction. It is a difficult and wonderful story!!
I would love to be able to meet these men in this book to give them a hug of thanksgiving for serving our country so that I may be free. To Louis Zamperini, who his life experiences can make you laugh in one minute and then break your heart in the next...to a man who figured out what our life here on earth is all about...to serve the one and only Jesus Christ with your whole heart and soul and give thanks in the worst of times and forgive those who hurt you......this man through all his many triumphs and trials....truely has to be a saint. I know alot of the other books I have read too from my list has been amazing, but this is truely one to be inspired from....don't miss out....READ IT! NOW!
One of the best books I've read in quite a while, in spite of the violence. I can't imagine anybody not being totally engaged to the story. The title of the book says it all.