I know that many listeners gave this book very high ratings. I did not see any that mentioned how LONG the descriptions of the various atrocities were. Describing the torture and barbaric treatment of the POW's by the Japanese military was important, however, I think that the descriptions went on much too long. I wondered if it were for shock value, and I found myself "fast forwarding" through many minutes of the sessions of subjugation, beating, and torture.
Overall this was a pretty good book and the life story of Louie is pretty amazing. This book was also a harsh reminder of how violent and evil the Japanese army was during World War II. I thought the portion of the book that depicted his life as a prisoner of war was a little overdone. Right about the time you got a really good feeling about the kind of mistreatment and torture that he lived through, it went on for three more chapters.
it was a wonderful story of resilience and courage. I dont think I would have had it in me to survive what he went through. amazing!
This book is worth reading and re-reading again. Zamperini's story is enormously inspiring. I feel a renewed sense of incredible gratitude for life after reading this book as well. It really put me in touch with my feelings of love for life and hope for those who are in extremely adverse situations in life.
I got chills listening to this. It was amazing to hear such an amazing story.
He was easy to understand and definitely added a touch to the story.
This was a fantastic story I think everyone should read. War is ugly and we need to remember that!
The narrator was amazing! He was able to keep my attention through the whole book!
I never seem to have time to read, but listening to this book reminds me that my imagination is so much better than any movie!