A truly incredible story. A very good look at historical World War II. Although I like Edward Herman's reading, he needs to check pronunciation "Kwajalein" not Kwaja lean.
This story is incredible. I have never heard a more amazing story. Wow. The narration is wonderful and the writing though and exceptional.
This is quite a story to listen to. There are times when i would wonder what more suffering will happen to the main character,Louie Zamparini because it felt like he was Job being given one test after another by God. But through it all, the hero of the story managed to rise above the hardship and redeem himself.
Having seen the movie version recently, I can definitely say that one has to read the book or listen to the audio book version to truly appreciate the experiences of the main character.
Really a very inspiring story overall and one that does not fail to wrest readers or listeners to the narration.
It is hard to find just three words, but here goes.
1:Informative :- All the way there are wonderful tidbits of information and facts about the war and the military equipment that add a lot to the story.
2:- Strength I was left in awe of just how much one man can endure.
3:- Horror . It is hard to grasp just how badly men can behave, inflicting pain and suffering on their fellow man.
Not really sure. It would be easy to just think about other war time stories. However this is more about the strength that one man has in situations that are almost beyond belief.
Edward Herrmann seems to speak as if he was doing a documentary, adding interesting facts that maybe if I was reading I'd just skip over in an effort to keep up with the main story line
"Don't let them keep you down. -No matter what.
Maybe because I'm not that religious? I could have done without the "Seen the light" That comes up in the final chapters.
This story gives us the insight into a man with a will to live that many of us do not have. Have not seen the movie yet. The book cannot bring out all of the atrocities that were put on the POWs...The movie definitely cannot. War is H**L...
Louis endured seemingly unbelievable trials throughout his life and you can't fathom how things go from worse to even worse as hire sorry unfolds.
It is evident that the author did an amazing amount of research to write this story. The interwoven details are so specific and yet she writes in a way to allow your imagination to run wild. Read the prelude, if you're not hooked, this book is not for you!
Such a beautiful story, and the narrator did a phenomenal job keeping me entertained. This story has sparked my interest in other stories of the resilience of the human spirit.