A brilliant and gripping story of a brave and intelligent man committed to escaping & to assisting others in the cause! Hard to stop listening to this well told narrative...thoroughly recommend it & will definitely listen to it myself several times more
In the introduction, the author indicated a fascination with World War Two POW escapes listing books that I read at an early age as well and knew I was in for a treat. Like him, I read the Great Escape, Wooden Horse and others and was putting the headphones on every chance I got to follow the latest attempts of Alistair Cram. What I believe I valued the most were the author's sketches of the prisoners, level of detail, and exploration of Cram's indomitable will and almost mystical approach to satisfying his need to seek freedom no matter the cost. The mountaineering, another interest, was a bonus! I have to admit that when the book continued past Cram's service in the war criminal searches and extended into his experiences in Africa, wondered if perhaps it had gone on too long. But in the end it was about Cram's strength of character as manifested in other ways and while I won't spoil the ending, would not have missed the last paragraph for the world! Narrator top-notch and brought the large cast of characters to life in fine fashion.
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