Married with five kids. Professional military & Sports photographer.
Although I really enjoy this genre I was a bit skeptical but greatly enjoyed this book. It was very well written though I wasn't able to keep all of the names straight. Very powerful. I also appreciate the author not shying away from the faith of the main character despite it not being politically correct in today's world. Excellent story and reading.
Lady. History nerd. Dog lover. Plant person.
I wish I could use osmosis to have every person on earth read this incredible true story of perseverance, bravery, and endless determination. I believe it would change the way our generation pities itself, its circumstances, and challenges. These were MEN. Brave, bold, resilient, and self-sacrificing men. We should all be so grateful to men like Louis Zamperini, and so grateful to Laura Hillenbrand for telling his story so well. She clearly poured her heart into this - and it shows. I can't praise this book enough.
Loved the narrator, really added value to this listen
unbroken is like a chain of stories, all greatly narrated, never boring
I'm listening audiobooks while commuting. During this book, I frequently just sat in the car after arriving home, listening to the book and not being able to stop :)
I think this is probably a better book than I am willing to rate it right now. Perhaps I'm suffering from fatigue from Japanese POW narratives. The brutality is difficult to stand. I don't think I'll read another like this for some time. I get the cultural context for the Japanese treatment of prisoners; yet, that does nothing to lessen each blow described. I wondered where this would end. By its nature, you must suspect the hero will survive, but what happened after the war. I did appreciate the discussion of PTSD in the context of Pacific War vets in particular. I think that's a subject that hasn't received nearly enough popular attention. People like to make comparisons of the WWII generation and their children, and I see some remark at the strength of the WWII generation. At the same time, these men suffered in silence. We can't say they didn't suffer from their experience. I do think this book can be a good stand in for other similar POW stories. I do think it was well written. I won't be seeing the movie, I don't want to see it anymore.
The courage, strength, will power, tenacity and many other character traits of the men who made this story what it truly is are simply unheard of! I can't imagine a week of any part of the undeserved punishment that these men and many more like them chose to endure after capture or being cast away nor would I want to!!!
Not even half way through this book I had a new hero! Louie Zamparini is . . . I don't know, there are no words! He is my hero!
Read or listen to this book!!! You simply must!
Even if you're a boring stick in the mud that doesn't care about anything the lessons you can take from this part of history are priceless!
The narrater couldn't have done a better job!
I give it 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 on a scale of 1-10 absolutely 100!
I implore you to partake of this history lesson!
Hello! I love all the christen hero books you make. They're so awesome
That I listen to them thirty times !
There is one book I really love......
Unbroken. I listen to that book all the time my dad gets tired of listening to it when I am sleeping in his room. I hope
you make more books like unbroken. And another thing I like about your books is because they are real story's they are not made up story's. But real.
Thank you for reading this!
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.