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Unbroken Audiobook

Unbroken

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Publisher's Summary

The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. Motion Picture Artwork © Universal Studios 2014. All Rights Reserved.

The international number one best seller

In 1943 a bomber crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Against all odds, one young lieutenant survives. Louis Zamperini had already transformed himself from child delinquent to prodigious athlete, running in the Berlin Olympics. Now he must embark on one of the Second World War's most extraordinary odysseys. Zamperini faces thousands of miles of open ocean on a failing raft. Beyond like only greater trials, in Japan's prisoner-of-war camps.

Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini's destiny, whether triumph or tragedy, depends on the strength of his will ...

Now a major motion picture, directed by Angelina Jolie and starring Jack O' Connell.

©2011 Laura Hillenbrand (P)2010 Random House LLC

What the Critics Say

"Staggering.... mesmerizing.... Hillenbrand's writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don't dare take your eyes off the page" (People)

"One of the most remarkable survival tales ever recorded. Do yourself a favour and by the book" (Vanity Fair)

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    MR A M INNES 14/02/2015
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    "Best real life story I have read."

    Absolutely fantastic. This story is so powerful. An excellent combination of joy, sadness and horror. But an awesome account of a man's struggle with everything that his life threw at him. What a man.

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    tvl 06/11/2016
    tvl 06/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "what a guy"

    ab amazing story of luck resilience and massive internal strength. I listened to book in 24 hours.

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    Peter 24/10/2016
    Peter 24/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story"

    Could not stop playing it. Although at times you kept wondering if it could get any worse for Louis.

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    Amazon Customer 03/06/2016
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    "riveting"

    loved this book. story was addictive, listened at every opportunity!! was sorry it had to end

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    Amazon Customer UK 01/05/2016
    Amazon Customer UK 01/05/2016 Member Since 2011

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    "Epic"

    Great narration, great story. It holds the attention marvellously. One of the best tales I have ever heard.

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    David 03/02/2016
    David 03/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "A true insight into the hidden reality of War."
    What made the experience of listening to Unbroken the most enjoyable?

    Beautifully written with an expert hand that has no need to use graphic violent descriptions to show the true horror.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is so, so very human. No one in this book, given the circumstances they were in EVER set out to be a Hero. Their sole goal was to protect each other and survive.


    What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

    Brilliant! Unfortunately may narrators spoil a book for some listeners, Edward is not one of them.


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

    I just listened in quite awe to the life story of one man, who was blessed to be loved and befriended by so many exceptional people, whom to which we should not only show thanks but be truly inspired and grateful.


    Any additional comments?

    I WISH,WISH,WISH that this,and all the other truly humanising accounts of war were part of the curriculum in the teaching of history. It is only with these true visualisations that any lessons may been learnt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Taylor-mitchell 31/01/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Absolutely Amazing"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Really easy listening from start to finish. Gripped from the first chapter. Felt like crying half way through thinking things couldn't get any worse.....then they did!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The part when they were on the raft was gripping, heart breaking, uplifting and truly inspirational


    Any additional comments?

    This man went to hell and not quite back so many times in his life. To have survived all that he did shows amazing determination and strength of character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. K. W. Stroyde England 06/01/2016
    Mr. K. W. Stroyde England 06/01/2016
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    "fantastic!!! "

    I 'm not much of a reader but once I had started this book on Audio I couldn't stop listening to it. The story gripped me and I spent many a hour listening to it. The later stages of the story filled me up. fantastic book and story very highly recommended.!!!

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    Conor Curley 31/12/2015
    Conor Curley 31/12/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "incredible"

    although hyped so much by other readers, this story is told exceptionally well by the reader, bringing this testiment to the human spirit alive

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    chris 28/12/2015
    chris 28/12/2015
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    "Captivating to the end, well written and well read"
    What made the experience of listening to Unbroken the most enjoyable?

    Not only is the story very inspirational and deeply reflective about life but also it is very well written and read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nothing in life history is wasted if well lived through. God is able to make good sense out of what may seem a most horrible experience and what may seem a total failure in my live. At the end God makes all the ends meet to bring integrity and serenity. This story reminded me of it and inspired me to continue.


    What does Edward Herrmann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Very well read and pleasant voice to listen to.


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

    Yes. It made me cry, laugh and reflective.


    Any additional comments?

    I can only recommend this (audio) book to anybody who thinks about life seriously.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    13/09/16
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    "Transcendental"

    It was a beautiful experience. Now I'm going on the web after restraining myself with much difficulty, till I finished the audio book to see all the available information regarding the people and the events described in the story.

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  • Lana
    13/07/15
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    "exceptional! !"

    i couldnt stop listening. had me captivated!!! was so sad in some parts but really on the edge of your seat the whole way. i loved that it was a true story and how it included other bits of the war

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  • Sydney guy
    18/05/15
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    "My first audio book"

    A terrific story that made long car trips seem short. Thoroughly enjoyable. I am now hooked on listening to books.

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