I would love to be able to meet these men in this book to give them a hug of thanksgiving for serving our country so that I may be free. To Louis Zamperini, who his life experiences can make you laugh in one minute and then break your heart in the next...to a man who figured out what our life here on earth is all about...to serve the one and only Jesus Christ with your whole heart and soul and give thanks in the worst of times and forgive those who hurt you......this man through all his many triumphs and trials....truely has to be a saint. I know alot of the other books I have read too from my list has been amazing, but this is truely one to be inspired from....don't miss out....READ IT! NOW!
One of the best books I've read in quite a while, in spite of the violence. I can't imagine anybody not being totally engaged to the story. The title of the book says it all.
This is easily one of the top 3 books I've ever listened to. The story of Louis Zamperini is such an incredible story of resiliance...trying to explain it is very difficult. I'm a better person, man, husband, and father because of this story. Stronger, more confident, and overall more appreciative of the life that I have. Absolutely, 100%, a must read. You will be thankful for getting it.
One of the best I've ever listened to.
I liked that it was an incredible true story of an amazing and inspiring person.
Would have been nice, but it was way too long, so I spread it out over 2 weeks of commuting to work.
This might be the very best in terms of both story and narration.
Very moving and inspirational.
Narration is top-notch.
I listen to audiobooks while I run (more like a slow plod), and I almost ran a 10k every day just to get a chance to be alone with this book.
I heard about this book after reading a review in the local newspaper. I was stricken with curiousity immediately. I couldn't wait to read it. Then a segment on CBS Sunday Morning sealed the deal. I knew it was a must read. I decided that I would like to hear the story instead of reading and it didn't disappoint. The narrator took me to Louis' adventures and misadventures that I didn't want to stop listening. I couldn't stop listening. I needed to know what happen next. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a wonderful, true story of triumph of an american hero.
I have mixed feelings about this book. It's a very well-done, detailed true story of a unique and remarkable man who survived internment in several Japanese POW camps during WWII and eventually began to thrive and to help others improve their lives, particularly by sharing his Christian beliefs. While one hesitates to say anything negative when discussing his horrific experiences and acknowledging the price he paid for his service, I have to say the book is in places overly dramatic and at times not believable. It is perhaps even a bit cultish. But it is a powerful story that spotlights the brutality of the Japanese military during WWII, a topic avoided these days because of our current favorable relationship with Japan. The reader gets a little rushed in places and, because there are no obvious breaks for paragraphs, events seem to get crowded together in ways that seem odd. I think if one were reading the book it would be obvious that time had passed between certain events but when listening it seems that they follow on each other non-stop.
The drama and depth of the characters
Overall his performance was superb.
Couldn't stop. A truely GREAT read and picture into history.
Would recommend to anyone who loves history, romance, and true crime...