YES! At the time, I rarely read nonfiction books but this book changed that. I have never ever been so enthralled by a book/audiobook before. I couldn't put it down. Laura Hillenbrand really takes you into Louie's life, you feel everything that Louie felt, especially during the hardest times in his life. This is a must read/listen to!
cry mostly, you felt every pain
An amazing story about the human spirit and the strength of Faith. We should never forget the men who lost their lives and/or lived through the atrocities of Japan. We don't have to hate Japan...just never forget.
Him pouring our his alcohol and throwing away his smokes. It was far more than booze flowing down the drain.
remarkable human spirit
The amazing portrait of human resilience in the face of terrible odds.
I had a 6 hour drive ahead of me and needed some "companionship."
Luey- (sp?) He is a kind man that started his life off very mischeviously and realized the path he had ahead of him
I like him but it took me a few chapters to get use to him but I ended up really liking his voice. ( I have bought some books where the voice didn't work for me and I couldn't listen) His was just fine.
Yes, but I arrived at my destination.
The historical facts were interwoven beautifully into the story. I really enjoyed being read to.
This is an incredible story of resilience and redemption and the strength of the human spirit. I highly recommend it. Very intense at parts. Not suitable for young readers.
Love to read, knit,cook...love God
All of it...I totally forgot my world and was launched into hers... I could see the war in my imagination like I was right there...now that's writing!
From start to finish, you feel as if your heart is literally bleeding for the people in this book, good and bad.
ANY unbelievable story of life and survival.
Absolutely wonderful performance, truly fitting to the story.
EVERY part!??? If this book doesnt move you, then youre a lifeless corpse.
Just when you think it cant possible get any tougher on the real-life characters, the situation just keeps getting worse and worse. A true testament to how much the human mind & body can endure through the amazing will to live.
I do, I have, I will! Just an interesting, compelling story told with an authentic voice.
the strength of the human spirit.....Where does it come from? The ability to survive the hopeless circumstance again and again.
I've wondered, since listening, why there is so much strength available to survive the direst of events, but - afterwards - self-destructive despair can defeat the survivor? It seems such a paradox, but happens again and again with today's veterans.
Absolutely! This book made me laugh and cry. I never thought I would enjoy a book about a war but I was wrong. I really liked this book because it kept me engaged the whole time. I found myself wanting to listen all the time. I have heard "stories" about POWs and their time in POW camps. This account was horrific but opened my eyes to another culture. Worth the listen!
I have no comparison.
Not that I'm aware of.
Yes. Something near & dear to my heart happened near the end of the book. I especially enjoyed hearing his struggle and victory.
This book made me laugh and cry. At times I listened in horror & disbelief. To think that someone, anyone could survive such an ordeal amazes me. One more example of God's awesome power!
So dramatic. At times it's hard to listen to the severity of the abuse, but it is worth it. It's history. The "resilience" and "redemption" part are so true. An amazing life.