Learning about the extreme difficulties and horrors experienced by American troops held captive was an eye-opening experience. I saw the movie, but the book provided more detail.
Expertly researched and beautifully written. Unflinching but unsensational. I could not stop listening. Great narration as well. An incredible record of a mans life.
The last part is alright but overall is very interesting, it's nonfiction but it's as good as fiction. and has a lot of history stuff in it which is really cool for a '90s kid like me.
An incredible story of survival under the most unimaginable conditions. At first I almost thought it was fiction because the things that happened were beyond what you would think any human being could endure.
I liked the entire novel save for the very end. I didnt care for the religious undertones throughout the novel and in the end, the character gives "god" credit for his survival rather than accept his own strength and fortitude.
Good read! Excellent description of Zamparini's horrific experience! This should be mandatory reading for high school students and anyone considering enlistment in the military.
I found this book to be extremely inspirational especially the way Louis the protagonist bounced back.
A large portion of the book was devoted to describing his torture in POW camps by the Japanese. I appreciated learning about the details but felt this description took up too much content for my taste.
Nevertheless it's an inspirational story about a truly remarkable individual and how he managed to survive and overcame his limitations.