Listening to this audiobook really transformed the way I approach my day to day inconveniences which previously seemed to carry more weight.
This story keeps you rooting against all odds, amid the worst punishments one could never begin to imagine.
The title of this book says it all. The author takes us on an odyssey through a troubled childhood, a renewal, a horrific wartime ordeal, a crushing struggle, and finally redemption and forgiveness.
The writing is not as descriptive as I prefer, but she is a good storyteller. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
The performance was outstanding. Mr. Hermann is a superb narrator, always brings life and enjoyment. What I enjoy most is that he never distracts from a story with uneven pacing, reading too slowly, or mispronounments.
Overall, I highly recommend this book.
I have been meaning to read this book for some time. I was absolutely blown away. I typically will judge a movie or a book by how it strikes me on an emotional level; unbroken hit just about every possible emotion I could feel. I sat there and laughed, came close to tears, smiled, felt nervous, empathize, was terrified, was depressed, and was overjoyed.
This was a story that should be read by every high school student. The perseverance that Louie displayed could be covered in a college course in psychology. Upon completing the book, I felt nothing but extreme gratitude for having the opportunity to read the story. I have the utmost respect for Louie and look forward to meeting him in the next world.
I began reading the book with an open mind . Not sure what to expect. As I began getting further into the story, I was hooked and found myself wanting to get back to reading more and more each night. I felt satisfied how it ended..except perhaps that the two didn't get together and Louie didn't received an apology from the Bird. Possibly the Bird truly felt sorry for all he had done but being trained as a soldier were you never accepted defeat, he couldn't apologize and Louie forgave him anyway. The reader was excellent.
This is one of them best biographies I've ever read. Action, suspense, sorrow, redemption, and forgiveness. shows the power and healing that only Christ can give. incredible
In finality One can break the mirror which reflects our coarse experience living in Grace