Written by Rocky Mountain Woman on April 11, 2012 – 12:07 pm -

This post is in honor of the letter “U” and part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday. For more unusual “U” posts, please click here http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/

I bought this because I loved the first book by this author, Seabiscuit. Although the writing in this wasn’t quite as good (IMHO) as it was in Seabiscuit, Ms. Hillenbrand has again found a completely compelling true story to tell. Louie Zamperini was an Olympic class runner whose life was blessed with an amazing talent and a resilient spirit. His story of being shot down and adrift at sea for 47 days and then captured and tortured by the Japanese is at times almost unbelievable. I had to keep reminding myself that this was a true story.

The research is impeccable and the story is riveting.

Read it!



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25 Comments to “Unbroken”

  1. EG Wow, Canada Says:

    Sounds like a good read. :)

  2. Donna Heber Says:

    I think my husband would really like this book. He is into history. Thanks for the wonderful gift idea!

  3. Judie McEwen Says:

    I will definitely put it on my list!

  4. Raw Thoughts And Feelings Says:

    Oh I got to get this to read! Sound intriguing!

  5. Sandy Says:

    This book is going on my list to read.
    Although there are 4 ahead of it…
    Thanks for the heads up!

  6. Pat Says:

    In complete agreement with you – an incredible read – my only mistake was often reading a few chapters right before bedtime – my sleep was often troubled and disturbed thinking about what this person went through.

  7. food for thought Says:

    i have had this on my kindle for too long, i know i need to just commit i have heard nothing but good~

  8. Vicki Says:

    I lovelovelove true stories….so I’ll lovelovelove this:) Thanks!

  9. Erika, Artful Rising Says:

    I saw something in the news about this book–sounds like a riveting read. I cannot imagine what is was like to experience those years of torture.

  10. Betty Says:

    It does sound like a good one!

  11. Lori Says:

    I LOVED Seabiscuit so I will probably love this book. Thanks for the recommendation!

  12. Teresa Says:

    Wonderful review. Truth always seem to be more dramatic and unbelievable than fiction.

  13. Mary, MI Says:

    Worth a try to read this book. Thanks!

    Letter U

  14. Barb Says:

    I have it on my Kindle – my husband also recommended it to me.

  15. Dominique@Dominique's Desk Says:

    I haven’t read that book yet but it does sound interesting. Visiting from Alpha-Thursday.

  16. Leovi Says:

    Yes, thank you for your recommendation lMuchas, try to read it.

  17. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    It sounds like an amazing book! I love reading non fiction books :)

  18. VBR Says:

    always great to get a review of a book by another ‘regular’ person, not a famous author or publisher blurbs. i will put this on my list of books to read.

  19. Sue Anderson Says:

    I’ve thought about reading this and then wondered if it would be more distressing to read such an account than I am bargaining for these days. Thanks for your take on it, because I am definitely drawn to the story.


  20. JDaniel4's Mom Says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book! I will have to add it to my reading list.

  21. Anne Says:

    I read this book! It took me 3 months! It was very griping and I had bought the book because my son is a runner and I thought it would be a good read! War is always so sad and the book was so depressing. But I thought it was wonderfully written and I was surprised that Mr. Zamperini is still living and still an inspirational speaker. Thanks for the great share!

  22. Pondside Says:

    I love a good recommendation – thank you!

  23. Anita Schiller Terry Says:

    It does sound riveting. I’m behind in my blog reading, so I caught this and your pork post at the same time….oh, my…dinner looks amazing!

  24. Maggie Mallard Says:

    One of the best books I have read in a very long time. I like you had to keep reminding myself that this was a true story.
    Glad you did a review on it
    Hope all is well and you have a wonderful weekend
    Love ya

  25. Jenny Matlock Says:

    This sounds Unbelievable…

    I really liked Seabicuit so perhaps I will give this one a try…

    Great post for the letter “U”!

    Thanks for linking.


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