I knew this book would be good, but it exceeded my expectations. The story is superb, and narration spot on. I seldom binge on audiobooks, but I just had to finish this one (it took two days). Hope you enjoy it just as much!
Very well done. Really enjoyed the entire book. And Louie should be an inspiration for everyone, his life was an amazing story.
Edward Herman's narration was beautifully captivating. This story puts you into the war. Made me laugh and cry and generally couldn't wait to listen to it every day!
Standing watch. Learning how to learn.
Incredible tale of strength versus adversity. you don't have to be a history or war buff to appreciate every chapter of this story. Will listen to it again.
I enjoyed learning about the history of the POW camps. At points in the book it seems the author gets stuck trying to get a point across and she keeps going over and over and over and over the same thing. I find myself thinking ok, I got it, they were starving to death...move on already.
The treatment of the POW's. The early childhood back story.
Dull, Clear, Monotone
Yes, just to see how much Hermann's reading distracted from the story
This is an exceptional story told with exceptional skill about an exceptional person. Louis "Louie" Zamperini's life is inspiring, but that's not all this book has to offer. It's also a commentary on the American immigration experience, a narrative on the WWII soldier and the impact of war on the individual, a horror story on the sufferings of a POW, and a cautionary tale of the impact on returning to normalcy. The author's personal story is also inspiring, making this a near perfect experience. I don't "gush" about anything, but I can't recommend this book highly enough.