I really enjoyed listening to this audio book. I learned things about World War II that I never knew and the POW's stories are incredible. I always respect and appreciate soldiers and veterans but this book raised my appreciation of these hero's 10 fold! The narrator was good if at times a little dry but he still a decent reader.
Captivating, heart-wrenching, and remarkable. What a life and what a story! You won't be disappointed with this one! Anyone who loves history or who had family members who served will enjoy this book.
The tragic and heroic story of war, family, human subjugation, the depths of human depravity and the miracle of redemption.
I heard this was a great book, and it was even better. Laura Hillenbrand is a gifted storyteller and does right by the incredible, inspiring story of Louis Zamperini.
I loved the story. Couldn't stop listening to it and I finished it in about a day and a half, but the narrator almost ruined it for me. He would constantly mispronounce words and seemed bored out of his mind and wouldn't give the other characters voices. I highly recommend this book but be warned, the narrator was just plain awful.
A man's story that demonstrated more clearly how the scripture, Romans 8:28, can be played out in a life, we all need to hear that story too! Thank you Laura, for a brilliant account that should give the reader hope in any situation they may be facing!
From the onset of listening to this amazing story Friday evening, I was gripped with curiosity and awe and literally stayed awake well in to the rising of the sun the following morning. I made myself get to bed feeling thankful that it was Saturday . Rested for a few hours only to find myself spending much of the day dedicated to this powerful journey. It is now 3:13 am Monday morning! I'm positive I'll feel the physical effects of not getting enough rest today at work BUT the power of redemption and forgiveness which resonate through the final chapters of this book have filled my heart, mind and soul with such tremendous peace and encouragement that I'm sure the energy that I'll need to get me through my work day will flow from the fulness I now have in my heart!!!
Throughout reading this book, my breath caught, my heart stopped, and my mind raced. In some places still, my tears flowed. All because of the impossible story of one man, who, though enduring unspeakable misfortune and torture, beat the odds that Death had marked against him, and found the boundless freedom of forgiveness instead. Louie Zamperini found Life, and so again, did I.
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.