The Life of Pi, CD-Audio
2.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


This title is winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 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 orang-utan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger and Pi - a 16-year-old Indian boy.

The scene is set for a most extraordinary piece of literary fiction.

This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.




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That'll keep me thinking for a while.

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This is a reflection on religion and spirituality at its most pretentious, which also makes it at its simplest. Martel attempts to infuse magical realism into his tale but succeeds only in making magic appear dull.<br/><br/>On the positive side, it's such a bland book that the reader can make of it anything the reader so wishes. It overflows with cuteness and coyness, while being intellectually arid. It reminds me a lot of Paul Coelho's work; vapid, insubstantial, wanting to be more than it could ever be. <br/><br/>The simple can be profound - but only if you've worked hard enough at the complex to understand its simplicity. Martel didn't.<br/><br/>Most unforgivably, it is boring and trite.

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