Yes. Always recommend true stories.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel. The part about being lost at sea and surviving is strikingly similar.
The experience of joy and sadness can be felt in the voice.
Many moments in the book moved me.
I don't normally read/listen to non-fiction books but this story was amazing. The narrator does a wonderful job as well.
It was emotional
When the prisoners were at the river and the American plane signaled the war was over.
When the Americans dropped supplies and food to the prisoners.
This book was so captivating that at times I wanted to quit reading it because I didn't want the prisoners or Louie to endure anymore punishment. After I read the book I went on the Internet to learn more about Louis Zamperini. Laura Hillenbrand hits the mark with this book. Can't wait for the movie.
This is one of the most amazing stories I have ever read! Just when you think things can't get any worse they do! I love the strength shown by the American soldier. Louie has become one of my heroes!
This book had me on the verge of crying almost from the first chapter! So thankful for a wonderful ending!
I have almost never quit listening to an audio book. I quit this one in disgust. I don't know who is embellishing here, Louie or the author, but somebody is. This book is The Louie Show from start to the middle, where I quit.
I began to get hints in the very beginning that Louie was going to turn into mega-Christian before it was all said and done, but having never heard of the guy before, it was just little hints. By the time I got to the crash and the "miraculous" disappearance of the wires, I was sure of it. Sure enough to Google his name to verify I was right. I quit listening just before the end of the sea saga.
This is one of those "God preserved me and brought me through all sorts of trials" stories. While I'm absolutely certain that the basics of the story are true (Louis Zamperini does, in fact, exist. He was an Olympic runner. He was in WWII and crashed and survived a horrific ordeal.), I am equally certain that much of the story as told in this book is just fabricated beyond belief.
I don't mind fiction. I listen to/read a lot of it. But I like knowing that fiction is, in fact, fiction.
This is a great story, and inspiring. holds your interest even though you know the end of the story. very well written and nice that it doesn't just end at WWII's end.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! It is hard to believe that someone could have gone through the horrible ordeal that Louis Zamperini did and survive, but this book definitely shows what a true hero is made of. I couldn't put this book down. It is a must-read.
Multiple friends told me about this book before I listened to it and although I had heard of Laura Hillenbrand, mostly for Seabiscuit, I hadn't read/listened to a book of hers yet.
Unbroken is absolutely a brilliant, compelling, tear jerking book of what the human soul can tolerate. Brilliantly researched and wonderfully written. A must read/listen.
The story was inspiring, gripping, and just about everything else you want in audio entertainment.
Lone Survivor, American Sniper, Marine Sniper
Had not heard any before this book. He was really good with the delivery.
The Bird needed some freaking payback. This psychopath needed to be slowly and deliberately made to suffer.
This book is amazing! But now i will pick apart a specific incident, the author and Louie do not blame Phil. Well guess what, he was the PIC and I absolutely lay the blame for the deaths of the crew- and Louie, and Phil's circumstances on Phil. Phil, himself should have feathered the motor. Even if you disagree with that statement, Phil should have specifically instructed the SPECIFIC motor to feather. Right there are 2 colossal mistakes. Okay, so moving forward with the # 1 not feathered and the perfectly good # 2 motor that is now mistakenly feathered what does this incompetent "captain" do? Full power on 3 & 4? Result inverted airplane in the drink.
The Brave Souls who fought in wwII
When the men where lost on the refdt
It mad me cry alot
One of the best books ever