I would not read another book written my Yann Martel, it just excite me at all. Jeff Woodman however, read the book well and he is the only reason that I kept on listening to the end.
The characters didn't come to life for me, the plot was boring and lacking something in my opinion. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen and for me, nothing ever did that made me change my opinion of the story at all.
I didn't really feel the narrator detracted from the book at all, he read it perfectly.
I was disappointed in the book, after being told that it was a good read, I expected a lot more from it than I got.
It just wasn't my type of book at all.
I have been blessed by reading this beautiful book. It has an unusual content for a story really - being stuck at sea with a tiger called Richard Parker - but everything works, it contains abject sadness, overcoming loneliness, dealing with fear and the responsibility of being human - a great psychological twist at the end, leaving you to think about your own humanity - beautifully written and very well read - this is a story not to be missed.
I loved the simple and gentle way the story flowed.
Pi's description of the zebra & hyena in the boat
When Richard Parker went into the Mexican jungle..... it brought a lump to my throat
I don't think I could have read this book, but it was an absolute joy to listen to.
I'd listen again as I found it so though provoking. I found it hard to come to terms with however in a good way. This book book was a perfect example spoken word storytelling at its best.
Definitely the tiger.
He manages to bring to life the most incredible thing about the book which was the journey itself. This mixed with all the emotions Pi was carrying really made it special.
A journey from loss to achievement.
The way the story is told, using different voices for the different characters, helps bring the story to life and add emphasis to brilliantly descriptive story.
The conclusion of the story, when you are not clear on what actually happened. The feelings Pi has following the sinking of the ship and the total despair he feels also moved me.
The lead character, Pi, is the most memorable character, although the French cook was also very cleverly portrayed.
As mentioned before, after the ship had sunk, Pi's total sense of loss and despair at the size of the challenge facing him. I was also touched when we meet Pi's children, living in their secure, family setting in Canada.
It is an exceptional book which is beautifully told in this audio book. I have not, and do not wish to, see the film because I am sure it will ruin the images in my head. I initially doubted where it was going, when Pi was discovering his spiritual direction, but it cleverly introduced you to this bedrock that helped keep Pi sane throughout his journey.
Listen to audio books daily whilst I work on my furniture!
Funny, heartwarming, loved the relationship between boy and tiger
Started out as a great read but I really disliked the 'truth'.......On reflection it is a very cleverly written book and quite charming until the 'twist', then it turns pretty dark, too dark for me unfortunately.
Amazing book. Funny but still very thoughtful. And the story line is simply incredible, full of unexpected changes and extremely funny moments. The accent the narrator has is just one more add on to this great experience.
If I hadn't watch this film I would not have listed to the book, I usually find books better than films, this is an exception to the rule.
Such a great story! So glad I chose to listen before seeing the film (still not actually seen the film - but I will do). Fascinating storyline and very well read by both narrators. I love that you're left still not knowing if it's imagination or fact!
Loved every minute of this book. It is the perfect Audible story as it lends itself so well to being read out loud. The storyteller really draws you in to every detail and successfully brings the characters to life. No hesitation in recommending Life of Pi as an Audible title - give it a go, you won't regret it.