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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
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Herta Feely
Jun 30, 2016 Herta Feely rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This work of World War II non-fiction sticks with me even two years after reading it. The scenes, drama and people that populate the story were so vividly drawn that I can still recall the Japanese POW camp guard named the Bird. I grew terrified each time he arrived, as if I, not Louis Zamperini, would have to drum up the mental fortitude to survive his torture. Even now my heart-rate notches up a speck.

What can I say that hasn’t already been said by the many reviewers who loved this book? Well
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Danielle
Jul 26, 2014 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The writing in this story is meh. That being said, the story itself is so compelling, so engrossing and horrific, you forget about the writing until you sit down to write a review. The last time I was this riveted with a biography was when I read Endurance (story of Shackleton). His experiences and display of the powers of the human spirit rival that of Victor Frankl. Amazing, amazing, amazing.

Sadly, the writing felt a little juvenile and over the top. There was a lot of this: !! And this: ?! An
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Carra
Mar 30, 2015 Carra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fantastic. One of those stories that is so unbelievable that it has to be true. An up-close look at each persons astounding ability to survive and each persons disturbing ability hurt others. I cannot recommend it enough.
Megan
Jan 05, 2015 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four stars is not meant as an insult - this is one of the better books I've read recently. I'm sure others will cover more thoroughly what makes it great; I will just say that I was riveted the whole way through.
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