Life of Pi, Yann Martel

Life of Pi

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Yann Martel

Narrated By: Jeff Woodman, Alexander Marshall

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: January 2003

Duration: 11 hours 43 minutes


Martel's novel tells the story of Pi, short for Piscine, an unusual boy raised in a zoo in India. Pi's father decides to move the family to live in Canada and sell the animals to the great zoos of America. The ship taking them across the Pacific sinks and Pi finds himself the sole human survivor on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg and Bengal tiger called Richard Parker. Life of Pi brings together many themes including religion, zoology, fear, and sheer tenacity. This is a funny, wise, and highly original look at what it means to be human.


  • Diane B

    Loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Starts slow and becomes very interesting as it progresses. Ending is blah!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Ralph M

    It's so difficult to review this book because revealing anything could completely ruin, not only the story, but the enjoyment it could give you. Thankfully, when I ordered it, I knew only that it was well reviewed. I'm sure my subjective opinion means little to you, however, since this book is ultimately about faith - I highly recommend you take a leap of faith and trust me this one time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Manasi K.

    Loved the book.

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  • t k

    very nice

  • Anonymous

    I must be the only one that thought getting through the book was an incredibly painful experience. This is the one time that I wish I watched the movie instead of reading the book. There were a few powerful scenes but they were few & far between. I can see how this would make a visually stunning movie, but as far as a book, this was not for me at all.

  • TrAcEy

    Just OK - we listened to the first 2 chapters and then skipped all the way to the boat wreck. It was better that way unless you are very interested in the philosophies/religions of this young man because they are not really a necessity to the plot that made me want to hear the book. It was interesting and once we skipped to the boat kept us entertained

  • Anonymous

    I stopped this book twice during the first half. If you are interested in hearing someone else's views on religion for a LONG time, you'll enjoy the first half. The latter part on the boat is okay but not exactly attention-keeping.

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