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Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation)

An Olympian's Journey From Airman to Castaway to Captive
Lu par : Edward Herrmann
Durée : 8 h et 7 min
Catégories : Anglais - Teens, Ages 11-13

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The number one New York Times best-seller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography includes more than 100 black-and-white photos, as well as exclusive content, "In Conversation", with Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperini.

On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.

The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.

In this captivating young adult edition of her award-winning number one New York Times best-seller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a man’s breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome.

©2014 Laura Hillenbrand (P)2014 Listening Library

Critiques

"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult best-seller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man." (Booklist)
"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work." ( School Library Journal)
"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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  • Auroramyst
  • 10/04/2015

Great Audio Book for Parents & Kids In The Car

This is a wonderful story of strength, faith and making it through extremely difficult times and coming out stronger on the other side. I read the original version and was happy to see the young adult version in an audio book format. My 10 year old son and I really enjoyed listening to it in the car. One word of warning for parents though; the F word is used in one place when they are talking about being in a Japanese POW Camp and they are telling how one of the Japanese guards made one of the American soldiers teach him English. The soldier taught the guard to say the F word as part of an everyday greeting. It was actually a funny tidbit, but just be ready for the one word in case you are listening with kids. Also, some of the descriptions if abuse in the Japanese POW Camps and the sharks trying to eat the men in the boat may be a little intense for young children. But not really worse than some of the popular stories many of us read as kids.

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  • K. Armann
  • 09/07/2015

We all loved it!

I listened to this on a long car ride with three boys between 11 and 13. My thirteen year-old actually stopped playing a video game to listen (a first) and my eleven year-old didn't complain about the long trip even once (another first).
The story is fascinating, and the intense and gruesome parts from the adult version are toned down perfectly for older kids and still good for adults. I think I would have let my kids listen to this as young as 8 or 9 maybe.
One warning , if you are heading to the beach - there's a fair bit about shark attacks.

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  • 18/05/2017

Wow!

I love this story! Very inspirational. Besides the one f word, it was just amazing.

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  • 03/04/2019

Soul satisfying

This is my second time to read this book. I consider this one of the greatest books I have ever read. And the best part is how it ends. Captivating throughout it shows how a man was able to find peace and forgiveness after unimaginable and unending suffering. Don’t waste your time going to the movie. Please read this book

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  • 21/03/2019

Wow!

An amazing, riviting and inspirational story of resilience, perseverance, and positivity. Thank you for your service.

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  • 24/05/2015

It's the best book I ever read

It is really really really great

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The part where he forgives the bird
Really good I like his voice

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  • 17/10/2019

Amazing

If you even like history books a little bit, this story is for you. The narrator does a great job of telling the story and the author writes the story in a way that makes you care about the characters. It has a happy ending too which pretty much is the cherry on top. If you haven’t read this book, DO. You will not regret it.

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  • 28/07/2019

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  • 06/06/2019

Astonishingly detailed

Beautiful, detailed prose. Insight into unthinkable realities. My eyes have been opened... a remarkable listening and learning experience.

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  • 18/02/2019

Couldn't stop listening

What an incredible but sad story. I've never gotten through a book this fast because I couldn't stop listening. Took me two days. It's a good story but a bit heavy on the heart.

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  • 13/03/2017

One of best biographies ever read!

Will keep you up at night, move you to laughter, then to tears, inspire you and you will walk away encouraged and excited to share this amazing life!