Happy, sad, gut wrenching.
The history and action brings WWII to life.
Narration is incredible.
I chose this to listen to while on a road trip with the husband. I was not sure if either of us would enjoy listening to a historical non-fiction.
Edward Herrman was the solitary reason we chose this for our road trip. He read this lovely, engaging and informative piece of work with humor and sensitivity.
Hillenbrand is a fantastic writer and it's obvious she researches each detail painstakingly, leaving out nothing.
A fantastic life story with enough humor to soften the horrors that were recounted
My reaction was one of shock at not having known about some of the horrors that were part of WWII
Highly, highly recommend as an inspiring story of survival and a personal account of living during WWII.
An incredible, disturbing, heart wrenching, scary, and joyful story I have ever listened to. It is hard to believe one person could live such a life. It is hard to believe that level of forgiveness can be achieved. Absolutely incredible. I was listening even while grocery shopping - I just couldn't stop once the story started.
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!