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Unbroken - A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption-logo

Unbroken - A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber 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 odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he'd been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become 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 foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man's journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. Praise for Unbroken "Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic."-The Wall Street Journal "[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber 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 odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he'd been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become 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 foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man's journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. Praise for Unbroken "Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic."-The Wall Street Journal "[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber 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 odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he'd been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become 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 foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man's journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. Praise for Unbroken "Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic."-The Wall Street Journal "[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics

Language:

English

Narrators:

Edward Herrmann

Length:

13h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:23


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

24:23


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

13:08


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

17:39


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

22:06


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

19:33


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

29:53


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

22:42


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

29:35


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

29:19


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

18:30


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

14:54


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

12:08


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

21:40


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

28:26


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

16:17


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

20:42


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

16:29


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

24:01


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

25:00


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

27:34


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

16:37


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

21:18


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

19:37


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

20:45


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

25:54


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

26:23


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

11:30


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

24:27


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

17:59


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

16:54


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

16:38


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

20:33


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

23:37


Part 5, Chapter 34
Part 5, Chapter 34

24:58


Part 5, Chapter 35
Part 5, Chapter 35

18:38


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

17:36


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

10:50


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

20:53


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

06:13


Part 5, Chapter 40
Part 5, Chapter 40

36:44


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

00:51