Please type in your email address in order to receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, a zebra with a broken leg , a female orang-utan, a pound Royal Bengal tiger and Pi - a year-old Indian boy. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary pieces of literary fiction of recent years. It is a good story overall. I have got to give huge credit to the narrator who did an excellent job with different accents and makes it a better experience as the story flows smoothly. By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time. Sign up Login. Remember Me. Forgot your password?
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The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior, a fervent love of stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth. Add to Bookshelf. What's an Audio Format Audio format refers to the way an audiobook is recorded.
More titles may be available to you. Sign in to see the full collection. Martel's novel tells the story of Pi--short for Piscine--an unusual boy raised in a zoo in India. Pi's father decides to move the family to live in Canada and sell the animals to the great zoos of America. The ship taking them across the Pacific sinks and Pi finds himself the sole human survivor on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg and Bengal tiger called Richard Parker. This is a funny, wise, and highly original look at what it means to be human.