• by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by Edward Herrmann
  • 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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Customer Reviews

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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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Excellent story. This book was interesting from the start. A fascinating account of a life previously unknown to me and of life in a Japanese POW camp.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2014
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited