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Nov 7, 2018

Audiobook Selection. Unbroken- A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

This ACU Show consists of a short segment from the Audiobook and serves as an introduction to this fine book. Recommended by ACU.


Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival Resilience and Redemption.

Listen to the complete audiobook on YouTube for free at-

Part 1 of 2.   https://youtu.be/wM1DmQUwgmQ

Part 2 of 2.  https://youtu.be/reWvCFbyM6o

 

Overview of the book-

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

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. 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. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. 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. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.