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Editorial Reviews

Editors Select, November 2014 - After listening to Laura Hillenbrand's captivating account of the life of Louis Zamperini in the blockbuster best seller Unbroken, I was transfixed by the inconceivable amount of strength, perseverance, and forgiveness one man could sustain. Now, completed just two days before his death at the age of 97, Don't Give Up, Don't Give In delivers Zamperini's own reflection on his remarkable life journey and the lessons and values gained along the way, further establishing himself as a true American hero. —Regina, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary

American hero Louis Zamperini shares his wisdom, values, lessons, secrets, and other insights gleaned from his remarkable experiences in this powerful and inspiring book.

Louis Zamperini's struggle to survive the unimaginable - brought to life in his autobiography Devil at My Heels and in Laura Hillenbrand's number one New York Times best-seller and its film adaptation, Unbroken - elevated him to his rightful place among our country's greatest heroes. Now, Zamperini reveals the wisdom he learned along his incredible journey.

Faced with one misfortune after another - a plane crash, the shark-filled waters of the Pacific, a brutal Japanese prisoner of war camp - Zamperini could have given up a thousand times. Instead, he chose to see every hardship as a challenge that he was determined to overcome. Enduring the perils of World War II, Zamperini continued to find adventure at every turn - from crashing weddings to facing down Frank Sinatra in a fight to getting mixed up in a bank robbery. Until his death at 97 he remained undaunted; happy, sharp-minded, and healthy, and continued to engage life to its fullest.

In Don't Give Up, Don’t Give In, he offers never-before told tales that embody his simple, yet essential secrets of success: how his relationship with God, his ever-positive attitude, his constant pursuit of accomplishment - and a healthy dose of mischief - have helped him lead a long and fulfilled life, lessons we can all use to transform our own.

©2014 The Louis Zamperini Family Trust (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Johnny
  • Tallapoosa, GA, United States
  • 05-13-15

Great Followup to "Unbroken!"

Really enjoyed this book! Felt like I was sitting with Louis listening to him tell these stories. Narrator was excellent!

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Great story

What a great story and example of how God can use every aspect of our lives for his glory and the power of forgiveness! Louis Zamperini gives us all a great example of how we should handle adversity and pain in our lives. I hope one day to be able to model myself after him in the area of forgiveness and staying positive. This book was well worth “reading” and I plan to recommend it to others. I am sure God is enjoying having Louis with him in heaven and Louis is experiencing new adventures.

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A inspirational book about a true American Hero.

A inspirational book about a true American Hero, how he survived and how his faith saved him & many others.

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Perseverance Pays Off

You owe it to yourself to never give up. It's your inner torch that makes you who you are. Hearing Louis story of keeping his torch burning makes it easier to maintain mine. I believe that through God's love & mercy we discover why we are here. Life never stops being worth living. Good luck on your journey.

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Excellent book. I watched the movie Unbroken too.

This was an excellent book. I watched the movie Unbroken and was inspired to read his book. I would highly recommend it to everyone.

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  • 12-05-16

Amazing man - Amazing story

What made the experience of listening to Don't Give Up, Don't Give In the most enjoyable?

Mr. Zamperini's story and journey through life would be hard to believe if it wasn't true.

What did you like best about this story?

The wisdom shared by this unbelievable man

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was inspired by this book. If this man can endure such hardship and still find positivity in life than anyone can if they choose to.

Any additional comments?

Read "Unbroken" before this book to gain a greater insight into the message Mr. Zamperini is so generous and gracious to share with us all.

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Spectacular

One of the best and most uplifting story I have heard so far. Must read/listen

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Inspiring read!

Would you listen to Don't Give Up, Don't Give In again? Why?

Absolutely! Louie's words of wisdom, humor and insight made this a simple and fun book to listen to.

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A life well lived and God Honoring

So glad I read unbroken first. This was a great recap of the story of his life. Inspiring and motivating, it should be on the mandatory reading list of every junior high and high school and college student.

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GREAT STORY & COMMON SENSE BY LOUIE!

The World should use this book as a Guide for survival in life. Great story! Teach your children these skills.