Really enjoyed this performance. Loved the story - had me from the first chapter and continued throughout.
Yes, very compelling story, well written.
Lost at sea.
Read as a documentary. Very factual and unemotional which left the reader to reach his own conclusions.
Yes! It is a stirring, true story that is told so well that the listener can visualize every word!
Very near the top.
Right up there with the very best.
Narration could have been better.
Just could not put it down.
I have already suggested this book to many friends and family. A real learning experience, well done, easy to listen to, and kept pulling me to it each time I had to do other things!
I compare this book favorably to The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Unbroken is a lot shorter, of course, but no less informative of this era in world history. Unbroken is destined to be a classic.
He was easy to listen to, his delivery made sense, and was consistently good in every way, including consistent in his enunciation (proper) of names, certain "terms," etc. I compare this to The Rise and Fall in that the narrator mispronounced "coup de GRAS," for example, and pronounced some of Hitler's cronies' names, sometimes pronouncing them correctly, sometimes not, etc. Not saying that it is not a classic, but you cannot help notice when someone puts the "s" on the end of "GRAS." Back to Unbroken . . . Loved it. Plan another listen in the near future to pick up some of the details I may have missed first time around.
Not a thing.
Plan to listen to this more than once. Well worth it. Descriptive enough to replace the need to see this on t.v.!
Laura Hillenbrand knows how to deliver this true story in a way that gives details without overwhelming the listener with too much at once. The narrator does a good job pacing the reading to match the story, pausing only where is needed to let us absorb what we heard but otherwise quick enough that it always remains interesting ( too many other narrators pause too long after every phrase, drawing out mundane descriptions and making them boring to hear). The story itself is uplifting and moving.
True, unbaleavable, proud
I truly had a vision into the greatest generation
Edward did a great job, I would love to listen to another book read by him!
It made me think and it made me appreciate my life and his.
I recommend this book to everyone, it isn't always easy to listen to due to its reality, but worth the journey.
The story takes human endurance to new levels and just when you think it can't get any worse, it gets way worse.
Surviving the Japanese strafing on the life raft
Never give up!
If you have ever had your own pity party you need to listen to this story. It will literally change your outlook on life.
Everything. The narration was great!
The will to survive. I didnt have any idea what this book was about, to be honest. I thought it was ony about surviving on the raft! One friend had told me, they were on the raft for 50 days. I thought he had given away the book. I had no idea that the raft was only the beginning.
Edward Herrmann was exceptional. The emotion behind his matter of fact description, I really enjoyed listening to him.
All of it, actually.
I watched an interview with Louis Z and saw that he gave his purple heart to the author, because she suffers from Cronic Fatigue, and does not leave her home. Louis felt he only suffered a few years, and she has suffered much longer.
I was blown away. I remember WWII Vets. I always admired my Uncle Warren who told us stories of WWII. What a tough, amazing generation.
Among the best. The story is gripping and the narration is amazing. The best.
EVERYTHING! He's perfect. He lent the perfect tone to this amazing story.
Both! What an amazing story. I have such a great appreciation (even more than ever) for WWII vets and POWs. And I learned so much. What an incredible book and story.
You're missing out if you don't listen to this book.