John Lee, one of my favorite narrators, brings a measured dignity and care to this harrowing story of human endeavor, comradeship and courage. Rawicz, a Polish soldier, imprisoned in Siberia during the second world war, escapes and this is his account of his prison hell and subsequent long walk out. Ghost written, it is a very restrained account of such an extraordinary achievement.
There is some question as to the authenticity of the walk, but on balance it seems to be true. It is certainly worth listening to. Published in 1956, it has never out of print and, despite the unimaginable privations endured, Rawicz lived to 89. Distinguished Australian film maker, Peter Weir, has just released a film of this walk called The Way Back.
The story is gripping, and the narration seems true to the experience. It's too bad none of the experience is true. A 2006 BBC documentary film proved that Rawicz's story was made up.
What a fantastic story and so well read. The the word 'Epic' belies the sheer scale of this journey. I can recommend this book to anyone.
Never read it
Bravo Two Zero, because it is about a group of men going through the roughest things life can throw at them and making it through.
It was really well read.
I don't want to give part of the book away.
A really great book!
This book was part of a "you've seen the movie, read the book" promotion. It was categorized as non-fiction. Turns out it is an incredible work of fiction. Shame Audible for not properly categorizing this book!
Fantastic story, beautifully read. A tribute to human fortitude, endurance and brotherhood. I will remember this tale for a long time