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Life of Pi [sound recording] / Yann Martel.

Martel, Yann. (Author). Woodman, Jeff. (Narrator). Marshall, Alexander. (Narrator). Ruben, Paul. (Added Author).

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Deep River Public Library BCD F Mart (Text to phone) 36039147279042 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Derby Public Library BKCD/9cds/Martell,Y. Life of Pi (Text to phone) 34047122931240 Adult Book on CD Available -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven CD F MARTEL (Text to phone) 31953126398810 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington BOCD/MARTEL,YANN (Text to phone) 34037120088952 Adult Book on CD Available -
Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury BCD FIC MAR (Text to phone) 23630031569525 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Slater Public Library - Griswold BCD MAR (Text to phone) 31252140611799 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Weston Public Library A-BKCD MARTEL (Text to phone) 34053134725844 Adult Book on CD Available -

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General Note:
Originally issued as a book: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2001.
Compact disc.
Duration: 11:30:00.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Producer, Paul Ruben.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Jeff Woodman with Alexander Marshall.
Summary, etc.:
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship in the Pacific, one solitary lifeboat remains, carrying a hyena, a zebra, a female orangutan, a Bengal tiger, and a 16-year-old Indian boy named Pi.
Subject: Shipwreck survival > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Pacific Ocean > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
Ocean travel > Fiction.
Zoo animals > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Tiger > Fiction.
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Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9781611748758
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
by Martel, Yann; Marshall, Alexander (Narrated by); Woodman, Jeff (Narrated by)
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Pi Patel, a young man from India, tells how he was shipwrecked and stranded in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger for 227 days. This outlandish story is only the core of a deceptively complex three-part novel about, ultimately, memory as a narrative and about how we choose truths. Unlike other authors who use shifting chronologies and unreliable narrators, Martel frequently achieves something deeper than technical gimmickry. Pi, regardless of what actually happened to him, earns our trust as a narrator and a character, and makes good, in his way, on the promise in the last sentence of part one--that is, just before the tiger saga--"This story has a happy ending." If Martel's strange, touching novel seems a fable without quite a moral, or a parable without quite a metaphor, it still succeeds on its own terms. Oh, the promise in the entertaining "Author's Note" that this is a "story that will make you believe in God" is perhaps excessive, but there is much in it that verifies Martel's talent and humanist vision. --Will Hickman

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9781611748758
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by Martel, Yann; Marshall, Alexander (Narrated by); Woodman, Jeff (Narrated by)
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A fabulous romp through an imagination by turns ecstatic, cunning, despairing and resilient, this novel is an impressive achievement "a story that will make you believe in God," as one character says. The peripatetic Pi (n the much-taunted Piscine) Patel spends a beguiling boyhood in Pondicherry, India, as the son of a zookeeper. Growing up beside the wild beasts, Pi gathers an encyclopedic knowledge of the animal world. His curious mind also makes the leap from his native Hinduism to Christianity and Islam, all three of which he practices with joyous abandon. In his 16th year, Pi sets sail with his family and some of their menagerie to start a new life in Canada. Halfway to Midway Island, the ship sinks into the Pacific, leaving Pi stranded on a life raft with a hyena, an orangutan, an injured zebra and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. After the beast dispatches the others, Pi is left to survive for 227 days with his large feline companion on the 26-foot-long raft, using all his knowledge, wits and faith to keep himself alive. The scenes flow together effortlessly, and the sharp observations of the young narrator keep the tale brisk and engaging. Martel's potentially unbelievable plot line soon demolishes the reader's defenses, cleverly set up by events of young Pi's life that almost naturally lead to his biggest ordeal. This richly patterned work, Martel's second novel, won Canada's 2001 Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. In it, Martel displays the clever voice and tremendous storytelling skills of an emerging master. (June) FYI: Booksellers would be wise to advise readers to browse through Martel's introductory note. His captivating honesty about the genesis of his story is almost worth the price of the book itself. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Syndetic Solutions - Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9781611748758
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Named for a swimming pool in Paris the Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel begins this extraordinary tale as a teenager in India, where his father is a zoo keeper. Deciding to immigrate to Canada, his father sells off most of the zoo animals, electing to bring a few along with the family on their voyage to their new home. But after only a few days out at sea, their rickety vessel encounters a storm. After crew members toss Pi overboard into one of the lifeboats, the ship capsizes. Not long after, to his horror, Pi is joined by Richard Parker, an acquaintance who manages to hoist himself onto the lifeboat from the roiling sea. You would think anyone in Pi's dire straits would welcome the company, but Richard Parker happens to be a 450-pound Bengal tiger. It is hard to imagine a fate more desperate than Pi's: "I was alone and orphaned, in the middle of the Pacific, hanging on to an oar, an adult tiger in front of me, sharks beneath me, a storm raging about me." At first Pi plots to kill Richard Parker. Then he becomes convinced that the tiger's survival is absolutely essential to his own. In this harrowing yet inspiring tale, Martel demonstrates skills so well honed that the story appears to tell itself without drawing attention to the writing. This second novel by the Spanish-born, award-winning author of Self, who now lives in Canada, is highly recommended for all fiction as well as animal and adventure collections. Edward Cone, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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