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This is one of the best told stories I have encountered either in print or as an audible offering. Hillenbrand goes beyond a strict narrative of wartime experiences and transports us into the lives of people we will never know, but feel that we do. Over and over I found myself literally praying for the safety and rescue of Louis and his colleagues, even though obviously the outcomes were decided over 60 years ago - the sense of immediacy was ever present. Intensively researched, the attention to detail successfully avoids the sense of being drowned in statistics, but allows the awareness of "Man, I never knew that". Adding to the story telling experience is Edward Herrmann's flawless reading. I have been strongly recommending this book to all of my friends - one does not have to be a history buff or a fan of war stories to recognize and appreciate the humanity at the center of the story. Anyone who can be inspired by personal courage and perserverance will enjoy this book.
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What an amazing tale- unbelievable at times. The spirit and endurance is truly stuff of legends. Well written and captivating, I flew through the book though, admittedly, it was hard at times to continue. I had not listened to many historical war pieces but am very glad I purchased this audiobook. I already have plans to buy at least 2 copies as Christmas gifts for family members.
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Would you listen to Unbroken again? Why?
No, but I would be interested in listening to his own account
What was one of the most memorable moments of Unbroken?
Too many to mention without giving it away
What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?
Well paced, well read throughout
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Survival with courage and dignity
Any additional comments?
Listen to this story!
What did you like most about Unbroken?
An extremely interesting, involving and touching story. No doubt, one of the best I’ve heard!