Written by:
Henri Charriere
Narrated by:
Michael Prichard

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2012
18 hours 19 minutes
Henri Charrière, called 'Papillon,' for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: escape. After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years, he was eventually sent to the notorious prison, Devil's Island, a place from which no one had ever escaped . . . until Papillon. His flight to freedom remains one of the most incredible feats of human cunning, will, and endurance ever undertaken.

Charrière's astonishing autobiography, Papillon, was published in France to instant acclaim in 1968, more than twenty years after his final escape. Since then, it has become a treasured classic -- the gripping, shocking, ultimately uplifting odyssey of an innocent man who would not be defeated.
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Soni F.

Papillon. I read the book a few years ago. I listened to it again. Well worth the time. It is a true story.

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donald carson

Enjoyable fictional memoir. I was intrigued by his persistent attempts to escape.

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Florentina G.

I loved the book I wish it was longer... The narrator was perfect!

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David S.

Read the book a long time ago. The listen was good.

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Amanda Fyock

What an adventure that this book takes you on! Even though it's already almost 18 hours long, I wanted more.

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