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by | Read by David Atlas

Fiction • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Narrator David Atlas’s performance is true to the tone and spirit of Flanagan’s account of Australian WWII POWs’ building of the railway between Thailand and Burma. It’s a story of bravery, mateship, starvation, disease, abject misery, and death. Atlas perfectly captures the Australian character as well as conveying the stomach-churning horror of the death camps. This makes for mighty uncomfortable listening at times when steeling the nerves becomes necessary. Dorrigo Evans, officer and doctor at the camp, is praised for his courage during the war despite feeling undeserving of the accolades. Dorrigo is obsessed by the affair he had with his uncle’s wife before the war. It’s a pulpy and cheesy romance that doesn’t feel worthy of such an important story, but Atlas does his best to give it some dignity. A.B. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2014]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781483021461 $34.95 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4830-2143-0 $22.95


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781483021447 $105.00 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781483021454 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781483021416 multiple sources

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