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Life of Pi

Written by: Yann Martel
Narrated by: Rajiv Surendra
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize

One boy. One boat. One tiger.  

After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a 16-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orangutan - and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years. 

©2002 Yann Martel (P)2017 Vintage Canada

What the critics say

"Yann Martel's Life of Pi (Canongate) is another reminder of the largely unsung excellence of the Canongate list. The fiercely independent Scottish outfit remains an outpost of rare quality and distinction, and this exceptional understated novel is certainly a worthy addition to its output.... It would not be out of place on a Booker shortlist." ( The Bookseller)
"In the end, Life of Pi may not, as its teller promises, persuade readers to believe in God, but it makes a fine argument for the divinity of good art." [Noel Rieder, The Gazette (Montreal)]
" Life of Pi...is about many things - religion, zoology, fear - but most of all, it's about sheer tenacity. Martel has created a funny, wise and highly original look at what it means to be human." ( Chatelaine)
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The book is always better than the movie

Worth every minute 😀 the details really bring life and depth to each character. I will be listening to this book more than once.

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Dreamy and relaxing.

Whooah! Gripping tale and brilliant narrating. The writing is dreamy and relaxing, and the narrating is absolutely perfect. The ending is unexpected, and hangs over you like a cloud once you finish. Recommended.

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Worth the wait!

Waited too long to read this incredible work. The performance on this piece is just masterful!

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best story ever!

great story that can change how you see the world. could not put it down.

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Capturing compelling story

In the story of life of Pi I started to listen because it was a novel study for my high school class but I honestly enjoyed listening to this, dispite the frequent talk about feces.

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amazing story of the power of the will to live

Hard to believe but so amazing and aluring to understand. I absolutely loved it!

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lovely story

loved it. I really didn't want that book be finished.Narrator was really good that you feel you are hearing the story from the person in the book. Highly recommended.