Khaled Hosseini, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.
Would you try another book from Khaled Hosseini and/or the narrators?
I have listened to A Thousand Splendid Suns and it was great. The Problem with And The Mountains Echoed, is that the 2nd narrator that comes on is so hard to understand. He reads incredibly slow and with a very thick accent. So difficult to follow...and if you speed up his read in the Audible App (even just 1.5), then you can't make out 50% of the words. Frustrating
Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.
Would you listen to Life of Pi again? Why?
Realistically I won't listen to it again. But I LOVED it. The reason I probably won't listen again, is because there are so many other books I want to listen to.
What other book might you compare Life of Pi to and why?
Lord of the Rings. Life of Pi is a transcending story of passion and will.
What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?
Excellent accents and understanding of how to translate from the page to my ears.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I was enthralled. I never, for a moment faded away and had to rewind.
Any additional comments?
I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I have not seen the movie and did not know much about the story except there was a kid on a boat with a tiger. This book is so far beyond just that. I loved this book. Easily now in my top 5!