This was an outstanding book that tells a memorable story about war and survival against all odds.
My whole family listened and we will listen again. Amazing.
The Hiding Place. The will to survive. If people can be taught to hate, then surely people must be able to be taught to love.
Lincoln's Last Days. Another great book.
The entire thing, each section fantastic.
We will all listen again soon.
Besides telling the story of one amazing individual, this book is part of our history. This book tells what I and many Americans never knew and can never fully comprehend about war and sacrafice for others. Louie Zamparini displays virtues that every human being should have. I made my teenages read this book to hopefully learn some life lessons.
Yes, I enjoyed listening to it more than ready it.
I cannot think of a comparable story, this is one of a kind for sure!
He has a great voice and took me in with his reading.
Pushed to the edge, but never BROKEN!
Never before have I heard such an amazing story. Louis Z is a hero of perseverance and triumph. I would love to meet him and be in his presence for just a moment. TRULY inspiring!!!!!
the meaness of the Bird
It made me mad--I did not understand how awful the prison camps were.
The realization that the story was not fiction but was true...almost unbelievable, but true.
Louis Zamperini of course. To have a real life American, flaws and all, perform at the Olympics, meet Hitler, and then survive World War II makes the story one that you cannot get away from. The other characters, for instance the christian Japanese guard, and Phil, the pilot further enhance the story.
Edward Hermann has the unique ability to combine tone and emotion to make the story come alive.
Yes, once I started, I couldn't stop.
Commuting 2 hours a day to and from work allows me the pleasure of listening to many books where I would otherwise not have time to read
A captivating story that had me checking the history books to make sure the end of the war was coming soon so this poor man (Louis Zamperini ) would be saved. This book should certainly be made into a motion picture. Personally, I believe it would be better than "Saving Private Ryan" and "Band of Brothers". It is amazing to me how someones will to survive can endure such hardships. I am not sure I would be able to survive this tale. Best of all, it is a true story!
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in WWII and the human spirit.
I just checked Google: EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling new book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.
I CANT WAIT!!!!
You should listen to this book BEFORE the movie comes out!
No, I already listened to it.
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America. Both are wonderfully detailed historical pieces with beautifully interwoven personal stories.
Would highly recommend it to military personnel.
Intense emotional amazing
Surviving the days at sea.
Clarity and sincereness
It made me sad and angry at times
What a guy Louis is.