I recommend reading this book to change the way you thought about WWII. I recommend seeing the movie if you want this non-fiction to become a vivid inspiration. Best book I have ever read in a looooonnnggg time. Honestly, if you like any bit of running, survival, war, or resilience , you must read this book. Very descriptive book with moments that make you want to salute each POW. This is an amazing story that teaches a lesson of forgiveness. Thank you Louis Zamporini. RIP hero :)
I moved through this story quicker than I ever thought possible. I just had to hear what happened next. The story is well written and I loved E. Herrmann's narration, he helped bring it to life! This is a must read.
I kept putting off listening to this one as I knew there would be parts of it I didn't want to hear; however I now wished I had listened sooner. It has a lot of heart wrenching events, but there are also happy and courageous events, and it left me with a feeling of being humbled by what I felt.
I'm so amazed at the resilience of Louie--this almost seems an impossible life for just one person to have lived. Unbroken is the perfect title.
This book left me speechless, sad for what Louie and others went through; at the same time so in awe and happy for the way he resolved his conflict to overcome the torture and hardships he endured.
Easily one of the most amazing biographies I've ever read.
How Louie escapes the plane wreck (don't want to give it away).
It's a life perspective changer, I bought a copy for my 15 year old son for Christmas. Should have bought more copies for the whole family.
It's hard to deny the spiritual dimension of life after reading stories like this. I could just imagine the Thomas Jefferson (supernatural elements excised) version and how it would be just a story about one man's incredible random luck.
It still boggles my mind about what he went through. It's something that you just can't wrap your head around at times. I'm grateful that Mr. Zamperini shared his story and that Ms. Hillenbrand brought it to life in such an absorbing way. I read this book several years ago and I "carry it with me" still. I often ruminate on it.
I just brought some family members to see the movie. The one thing I am sad about not getting much focus, was his struggles after coming home and his eventual forgiveness of his captors. His life after the war was such a huge part of what makes me go back to this story again and again. It should have been more than a byline in the movie.
I cannot say enough good things about this book. I don't have the words. Just buy it and listen to it. You won't regret it.