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The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill

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Instead of saying "I do" to Mr. Irresistible, Lucy Jorik hitches a ride on the back of a beat-up motorcycle with a rough looking, bad-tempered stranger who couldn't be more foreign to her privileged existence. While the world searches for her, Lucy must search for herself, and she quickly realizes that her customary good manners are no defense against a man who's raised rudeness to an art form. Lucy needs to toughen up-and fast.



  • The narrator did an awesome job, really nailed it. However, I have to admit I was a tad let down by the ending. But hey, it's fascinating how our desire for freedom speaks volumes about our humanity.
  • The book 'The Great Escape' is far superior to its movie adaptation. It is filled with an abundance of intricate details that captivated me from start to finish. I was thoroughly entertained throughout the entire read. Additionally, the post-war epilogue provided a satisfying conclusion to the story.
  • I struggled to get into this book. The pace of the story was quite sluggish for me, and I couldn't muster up much enthusiasm for the descriptions. I managed to persevere, but it's definitely not a book I would revisit for a second read.
  • I was a big fan of the film, so naturally, I wanted to give the book a shot. And let me tell you, the book did not disappoint! Unlike the movie, this true tale doesn't have that typical American influence. It's incredible to see what these men achieved in their quest for freedom and their determination to drain German resources. The narrative of the POWs coming together to orchestrate a massive escape using tunnels, counterfeit documents, makeshift civilian attire, and any other resourcefulness they could muster is truly captivating. But what really tops it all off is the aftermath, the hunt for the Germans responsible for the events that unfolded after the escape. Trust me, this book is an absolute must-read, no doubt about it!
  • "The Great Escape" by Paul Brickhill is an incredible true story of a diverse group of World War II allied officers, led by the British and later joined by Americans, who united in their mission to aid others and escape from captivity. The book delves into the intricate schemes and resourcefulness displayed by these individuals, from crafting false walls to creating ink from food. The audaciousness and ingenuity portrayed in the book had me laughing out loud with excitement, almost alarming my fellow commuters. However, it's important to remember that this is not a fictionalized account like "Hogan's Heroes." The reality of the situation meant that not everything had a happy ending, which serves as a reminder of the importance of the Geneva Conventions on prisoners of war. The narration by Robert Whitfield, with his posh English accent, adds an extra layer of charm to the story. Overall, "The Great Escape" is an enthralling and sometimes improbable tale that left me both entertained and empathetic towards the characters.
  • I found 'The Great Escape' to be an intriguing story, although it was quite challenging to keep up with. There were so many characters, names, and places that it became overwhelming. Additionally, the narration left much to be desired.
  • This book is a gripping and thrilling account that is based on true events. It delves into the lives of a group of air force officers who were held captive in Nazi Germany during World War II. Despite facing great personal risk, these officers tirelessly worked towards their escape, enduring years of punishment and confinement. Their goal was not only to secure their freedom but also to disrupt the Nazi regime as much as possible. Eventually, their efforts paid off, leading to one of the largest escapes in the history of the war. However, the Nazis responded with a brutal massacre of fifty prisoners. The author excellently captures the feeling of being trapped and effectively humanizes both the prisoners and the guards. While acknowledging that not all Germans they encountered were evil, the author doesn't shy away from highlighting acts of evil when he witnesses them. It is a book that deserves to be read in high schools as a testament to bravery, determination, and as a tribute to the courageous prisoners and the victims of the ruthless massacre.
  • I was really excited to check out 'The Great Escape' audiobook. However, I found myself losing interest in the story along the way. The intricate details about the tunnel were engaging, but I struggled to remember all the names mentioned. Additionally, I was disappointed that the actual escape was just a brief part of the whole book. There was a lot of anticipation leading up to it, but it ended up being quite underwhelming.
  • If you've watched the film, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the incredible job the movie makers did. They added a lot of humor and dramatized the story to make it more entertaining, which definitely worked and still does, even in reruns. This book, however, focuses more on the facts. Even in the darkest times, especially for the Brits, there's always room for humor. You'll find a few lighthearted moments in this volume. Overall, it's a historical account of what actually happened. It's heart-wrenching. You'll read about the pain and longing of men who just want to go home, trapped in their own personal prisons. All because they're serving under a crazy leader. These men are good, just following orders out of fear that the alliance will crumble. Considering that we believed World War II would be the war to end all wars, I'm still puzzled and wondering if we've truly learned anything. But I'm grateful to "The 50" because I believe our world would be in a worse state without their sacrifices. If you choose to listen to or read this book, I'm confident you won't be disappointed.