This is not the type of book that I normally read / listen to. But I was blown away! Great narration, great story of strength, courage, and faith. My wife warned me that this book would depress me, judging it only by the synopsis. She couldn't have been more wrong! Yes Louie endures stuff that would crush most people, and he does so with great personal loss, but the overall theme is triumph against impossible odds. I simply can't say enough good things about this book. I have not seen the movie, but I plan to once it is out on DVD, but I know it cannot be more than a pale shadow of this wonderful book.
Inspirational and moving true story beautifully narrated by Edward Hermann. A must for all who think they can't survive an awful situation.
This is an almost unbelievable story of an individual's strength and perseverance. Some of the story was so intense it was difficult to listen to. In the end, the story is completely inspirational
Since both of my grandfather was involved in WWII. They had shared their stories to me and to everyone in the family.. When one of my grandfather passed away, my cousin had found out that that grandfather who passed away first was involved with Pearl Harbor in his Navy years. I know that there is a movie that been made which I haven't seen yet. But, I want to read the novel so that I can see and feel about this soldier who suffered a lot in his past. And I had figured out that this is why my grandfather didn't share the stress that he had gone through.. Also, I want to hear more about the survivor and how he able to survive and get his freedom that he deserves.