Life of Pi

  • by Yann Martel
  • Narrated by Kerry Shale
  • 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Booker Prize, 2002.
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orangutan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger, and Pi, a 16-year-old Indian boy. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary pieces of literary fiction of recent years.


What the Critics Say

"Life of Pi, is a terrific book. It's fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore." (Sunday Times)
"This enormously lovable novel is suffused with wonder. It [probes] the imaginative realm with scientific exactitude, twisting reality to 'bring out its essence'." (The Guardian)
"So magical, so playful, so harrowing and astonishing.... Every page offers something of tension, humanity, surprise, or even ecstasy." (The Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Utterly Delightful

Saw the film first then listen as part of studies. Loved the book more than the film which is simply wonderful. First class narration!
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- J A Whittles


This is a great book. Beautifully written. I have read the actual book a while ago but I can recommend this audio version it is really enjoyable to listen to . I loved it. Kerry shale narrates brilliantly I listened to the whole book in a few days .
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- Daisy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-06-2005
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited