I was deeply moved by this story. The narrator did a great job expressing the books characters and engaging your emotions.
Louis Zamperini was my favorite character in the story and his life changing experience during World War II.
When Louis felt compelled to go back to Japan and talk to the Japanese soldiers that hurt him and he expressed love and forgiveness. There are so many details about this time period I had forgotten and wasn't aware of. It was written unabashedly honest in the treatment of our soldiers in Japan and the honesty of telling the story of one soldiers personal experience both during the war and after the war.
I couldn't help but be moved to to tears both out of sadnes and then later joy. It's extreme what Louis Zamperini experienced and to have victory in the end is inspiring.
This book could be useful in understanding history better.
I love this book. My husband and I listened to the book during our daily commute. It shows the seriousness of war and survival as a POW. Although some of this book may be fictional it's and eye-opener. My heart goes to soldiers and I have a new found respect for them. The sacrifices they make constantly for my freedom and how hard they fight to protect and keep us free. May God bless and keep them.
In other words this book was so well written the story came to life right before my eyes causing me to relate. Love this book!
The narration really takes you back in time. Very descriptive and emotional accounts of man's experiences throughout his life. Makes me feel grateful and inspired by veterans. I'll be watching the movie next.