The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

Version: Unabridged
Author: Slavomir Rawicz
Narrator: John Lee
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: April 2007
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 30 minutes
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In 1941, seven escapees of a Soviet labor camp in Siberia, with no map nor compass, spent a year walking to freedom over four thousand miles of the most forbidding terrain on earth.

Reviews (1)

the long walk

Written by Fred on April 23rd, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of the best books I have ever read. The horrors of Stalinist Russia that these men endured is just one part of the story. The even greater story is the courage of their escape over thousands of miles of unfriendly terrain, first frozen tundra and later the opposite--a desert where they had no food, no water and were constantly on the brink of death. Amazing that any of them made it from Siberia to India and lived to tell about it. It makes me cherish my freedom as a citizen of the USA!

Author Details

Author Details

Rawicz, Slavomir

Slavomir Rawicz lived in England for many years after the war. He married an Englishwoman and lived in the countryside until his death in 2004.