I finished listening to this book several weeks ago and I can't get it out of my mind. It was so riveting and inspiring. I listened on my way to work, then during my work outs, then while cooking. I couldn't wait to hear what happened next.
I never read the print edition, only listened to the audiobook. This was a great story to listen to. The narrator did a superb job.
The story was impeccable. If I were the editor for this novel, I wouldn't make any recommendations to the author. So the fact that this is a non-fiction novel makes it even that much better.
Most people are familiar with WWII in Europe, with so many shows, movies, and books about it around. But most people only know about Pearl Harbor and the H-Bomb in the Pacific theater. This story is about everything in-between those two events in the Pacific.
A powerful story about a man's unbreakable will to live.
There are a few phases of the story, and it can be listened to in a few sittings.
It was only my second so I am unsure
Lou was definitely a hero who sprang from lower middle class roots.
Ed Hermann's performance was good, but not as good as the reader of Life of Pi.
It took several hours to listen to this, but since I was recovering from some surgery, it was a good entertainment.
Laura Hildebrand has done an heroic research job in putting together a story that is truly amazing. It almost reads like a novel, but when you realize that this is a true story, it makes it even more terrific. This is a wonderful book, which never gets tired, and keeps your interest high throughout. Moreover, the narrator has given the book the attention it requires, and does a fabulous job in telling the story.
Yes, I would listen to Unbroken again. It's an amazing story with an amazing ending.
probly the best book I ever read or listen to. I would recamend this book to any age or sex,do not pass up this book!!!!!
the fact that is true
That was the hard part, I could not put it down even when I had work to do.
Yes. It's history as it was. Unbelieveable, what all of these men went through and some lived.
Edward Herrmann was a great narrator. Wonderful voice.
Each part of the story grabbed you and didn't let go. I am still thinking about it.
Maybe... I found the book a bit heavy and got lost in much of the war and pilot descriptions. However, if you are interested in history/aviation you might enjoy it more than me.
When they were stuck on the raft, I don't know how anyone could survive that.
Though it was well written, I found myself getting bored and lost in some of the details.
It was such a good "read"! My husband didn't realize until the end of the story that it was non-fiction. What an amazing life and testimony.
Edward Herrmann's perfomance of the work was fantastic - his voice is very clear and not distracting at all from the content.
This book was just great - I would recommend it to anyone.
I found this story almost hard to take. I could not put the book down as the story was so fascinating, yet at times I was concerned to carry on lest something even more severe should happen to Louis! I found it hard to believe that the story-line was true and based on fact, but the research shows it to be so. A real wake up call to us all to learn to get along with one another, so that this sort of thing never happens again! An absolutely excellent book and very well read by Edward Herrman. If you like WW2 history stuff then do not miss this!