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Life of Pi

Narrated by: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
4.5 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One boy, one boat, one tiger....

British comedian, actor and broadcaster Sanjeev Bhaskar, OBE performs this brilliant edition of a work of fiction that is loved by fans around the world. After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a 16 year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orangutan - and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for an extraordinary adventure.

©2002 Yann Martel (P)2017 Canongate Books

Critic Reviews

"A unique and original story, brilliantly told." (Guardian)
"Pi is bewitching, the tale both nihilistic and naïve, philosophical and playful, deeply moving while always treading the line clear of schmalz." (Independent)
"Every page offers something of tension, humanity, surprise, or even ecstasy." (The Times)

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Fact or Fiction

A remarkable story and It helped to have watched the movie first but its great to live in the world of make believe sometime———Sanjay allows us to do this

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A great story

It is a great story I like to read when I am a fifth .
I choose five stars because it is a fun and adventure story like Robinson . He had a fun time with Richard Parker the tiger . It is also a sad story . The ship to Canada sinked. 😭😭😭

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  • Georgina Gyetvai
  • 03-20-18

Loved it

I thought the book was excellent and the performance perfect. Highly recommend. My only negative is that it takes a little getting in to. But once you’ve got past the first few chapters it’s perfect

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  • Sandy S.
  • 02-21-18

Superb production of superb book

A beautifully read delight which left me thinking deeply. Not sure if I'd have finished it in print there are some difficult bits (the Island is just weird) but as an audio book... superb.

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  • suzi
  • 11-27-17

Read this book

Now one of my favourite books. Extrodinarily original story, beautifully creative and moving. Exceptionally narrated.
Thank you

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  • Steven wisniewski
  • 08-29-17

great production and narration

i enjoyed this production very much, at first i found all the religious stuff a bit on the nose but its a great story

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  • Lesley Goodman
  • 06-08-18

Liked the film more

My god, this drones on and on and on and on 100 chapters. Love Sanjeev Bhaskar but I definitely preferred the film.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-25-18

not liked at all

too slow to be heard. thought would have been good as a book. May be will try later again

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  • Mr R Garrett
  • 04-03-18

Wonderful

I loved the book. It’s so much deeper than the movie. It is a mentally stimulating book.

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  • Mr Max B Eaton
  • 01-28-18

Well read. Very different from the film. So intere

interesting even though I have seen the film. Major elements are the same of course, but much much more detail and additional subject matter.

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  • 05-17-18

good ending but very slow story

went on to long , good twist at the end but not worth the wait

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-10-19

Great Performance for an Amazing story

This is a memorable book and the performance really allowed me to become immersed in the story.
Highly recommended!

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  • Craig
  • 06-04-17

Finally a Narrator worth listening to.

I've wanted to listen to this book ever since the movie came out as the books are always better. But previously the only option was not someone I could listen to for an entire book. Thank you for finally making this happen. While watching the film I was hoping maybe someone like Irrfan Khan would narrate it one day
Enter Sanjeev Bhaskar like a breath of fresh air. What a huge difference he makes, delivering all the dialogue with beautiful accents for each character. Great books deserve great narrators.

If you ever wanted to listen to this but were put off by the previous narrator then listen to it now. It took me less than 2 days to get through this book as I couldn't stop, I just wanted to listen for one more chapter.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-19

Wonderful story, fantastic narration

Wonderful story and fantastic narration. I loved this book and would highly recommend it as long as you're not too squeamish

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  • Cameron Reid
  • 10-10-19

A true 5 star text and performance

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. I struggled to take my headphones. Deep, insightful, scary, playful, vast, imaginative and sometimes honestly laugh out loud funny. I strongly recommend this to anyone with a sense of adventure and wonder.

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  • Lynnette
  • 09-01-19

Thoroughly enjoyable book, scary, funny and amazing

Excellent reader, definitely not straight forward but without all the lead in the story wouldn’t be credible. Love the tigers name and all the zoo stories. Always wondered what this story was about and now I know. Worth the read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-18

A long drawn out story

Great narration but struggled to finish the book as the story itself was over descriptive. For a third of the book it was hard to determine what the book was about.

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