Soul Surfer

  • by Bethany Hamilton
  • Narrated by Eleni Pappageorge
  • 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

She lost her arm in a shark attack and nearly died, but she never lost her faith. Now a major motion picture, Soul Surfer is the moving story of Bethany Hamilton’s triumphant return to competitive surfing and has continued to be a beacon of inspiration to all who hear it.
They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the passion that drives her to surf? Or that nothing—not even the loss of her arm - could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany responded to the shark’s stealth attack with the calm of a teenage girl with God on her side, resolutely pushing aside her pain and panic while being rescued and brought back to shore.
“When can I surf again?” was the first thing Bethany asked after her emergency surgery, leaving no doubt that her spirit and determination were part of a greater story - a tale of personal empowerment and spiritual grit that shows the body is no more essential to surfing, perhaps even less so, than the soul.

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Totally absorbing.

Would you listen to Soul Surfer again? Why?

I got this book because I watched the movie of the same title. I enjoyed listening, mostly because the narrator, Eleni Pappageorge, had a voice that completely embodied the character of Bethany Hamilton. I felt like it was being read by a teenager, and -- to borrow a metaphor -- I couldn't put it down. Just a total delight to listen to.


Which character – as performed by Eleni Pappageorge – was your favorite?

I enjoyed listening the most when she was "performing" Bethany herself.


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- Ms. Carrie S. Rostollan "Blessing-In-Waiting"

Great Summer Read

I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie and I am glad I did. I enjoyed the read and thought Bethany gave some great insight to her life as a christian, a surfer and what she is doing post accident. I didn't care much for the music played between each chapter, I saw it as a filler for the audible book as it seems to be a fairly short read. The load music was the only reason why I gave it three stars.
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- Two Phish Reviews

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-10-2011
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio