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The untold story of Leon Crane, the only surviving crew member of a World War II B-24 crash on a remote mountain near the Arctic Circle, who managed to stay alive 81 days in sub-zero temperature by making peace with nature, and end his ordeal by walking along a river to safety. Part World War II story, part Alaskan adventure story, part survival story, and even part inspirational story, this is what we call "a good listen".
This is the first full-length retelling of Crane's incredible survivalist story. It has been noted in magazines and in story collections over the years. Most notably, just after the war ended, Crane's story was included in the aptly titled book, The 100 Best True Stories of World War II. Additionally, in the 1970s the story was a part of John McPhee's hot-selling collection of Alaskan survival tales, Coming into the Country.
©2015 Brian Murphy (P)2015 Recorded Books
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2 out of 5 stars
By C. Howe on 09-27-15

Diluted and Distracted

A fantastic story so wandering and diluted that you will often forget what the book is about. It is however a fantastic tale but it reminds me of a story written by a student stretching a one page paper into five.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jon on 08-16-16

Tangent City

Great story but so many tangents into areas i just didn't care about. Needs an abridged version of just the main story with a few supporting facts. Audible voice over artist was OK, not great. Made everyone sounds elderly, even the young people.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By ania on 01-02-17

Boring

I am quite amazed how the author made this potentially fascinating story sooooo boooring. The narrator harsh and dull voice doesn't help either.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Damian McBride on 09-06-16

Keeps Deviating away from main story

20% of the content is about the actual story... rest of it not required... disappointed!

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