In the camps of the Siberian gulag, friends said it was hopeless. Nevertheless, in the spring of 1942 Slavomir Rawicz and four companions walked into British India, having journeyed four thousand miles by foot over tundra, Gobi, frozen rivers, and Himalayan peaks. A 26-year-old Polish cavalry officer arrested by the Soviets while home on leave in 1939, Rawicz survived on cunning, snake meat, and the kindness of countless strangers. Like a swimmer carefully counting breaths, John Lee narrates this astonishing adventure as if every word were a step on the long trek, the next phrase a precipice. His words resonate with Rawicz’s text, savoring its long distances and carefully accommodating his pace to the tempo of the trek. Published originally in 1956, this timeless tale is given new life in Lee’s fresh narration. P.E.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2007
CS ISBN 978-0-7861-4685-7 $24.95 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 978-0-7861-6683-1 $24.95 Eight CDs
DD ISBN $23.07
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2007
CS ISBN 978-0-7861-0005-7 $59.95 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 978-0-7861-0038-5 $72.00 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7861-7367-9 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
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