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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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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

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Read this book

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

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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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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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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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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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Wonderful

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

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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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good ending but very slow story

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

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Better than the film

Fantastic story, well read and so much better then the film. I was hooked from beginning to end.

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  • Nina Wu
  • 25-08-18

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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  • Mike
  • 10-03-18

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

1 of 2 people found this review helpful