Definitely enjoyed the book. It is a very gripping story of overcoming huge obstacles and odds, about choosing to be optimistic and not dwell on negative experiences, and about faith in God.
Lopez Lomong's story of success and triumph in spite of ridiculous odds will move you to tears every ten minutes or so. If it doesn't, you may not be able to cry.
It's a little bit repetitive. I should take the repetitions away. Otherwise, Lopez Lomong, like many survivors of extreme experiences, it's a Christian, more like a Super Christian. I would like to have known that it was SO MANY references to god in the book. As an atheist, it was not easy to get over it. I respect, I understand, but I don't share.
The story is very interesting, and Lopez is an awesome human being, it is inspiring.
It inspired me to be a better person, and to be more understanding of different belief. Of course, I want to adopt or support an African boy or girl.
It also made me wonder, with so many Lost boys... what about the girls? What happened to them?
One of the best One!! Your on the Edge of your seat the whole time. And you live the emotions as if you where there!
Be gratefull! Even with nothing he appreciated!
Very well narated i though IT was Lomong!! He keeps engaged.
All those emotions!! I cried i laugh!! What a book!
A must Read!!!
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend for it's inspirational value, the life lessons on what it means to be American and to truly have faith, and how God is great!
Life long reader who his fast becoming an audible addict.
I found this extremely interesting, touching and well read. I found myself completely drawn into the story. I listed to this in one sitting. Highly recommend.
Lopez Lomong's story was inspirational, captivating, and encouraging for everyone. It reminds us all that no matter what hardship we may endure that God is always there, always watching over us, always providing exactly what we need when we need it and He can carry us beyond where we ever dreamed we could go.
Lomong's story makes a great listen. It fizzles a little toward the end, but I guess that's to be expected; it's really his childhood experiences that will hold the most interest.
The narrator has a sort of fairy-tale storytelling style that wouldn't work for most audiobooks, but which is very appropriate for reading this story.
Lomong is a religious guy; I'm not. But he doesn't beat you over the head with his beliefs. It's just who he is, and that's cool. He's not the fastest in the world. He's not the most brilliant guy in the world. He has an interesting story worth hearing, that's all. This audiobook does a good job of delivering on that.
Enjoyed this book very much. Not a masterpiece of writing but enjoyed the journey Lopez took from Africa to the US Olympics.
I could not stop listening. His story would make anyone feel grateful for the life that they have here in the USA. It was well executed in audiobook form. Sure, an authentic accent would have helped, but really in the end it was still read really well. This was equally as good as Meb's book, which I highly recommend as well.