Five Years to Freedom

  • by James N. Rowe
  • Narrated by Reathel Bean
  • 1 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Green Beret Lieutenant James N. Rowe was captured in 1963 in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive.
In a Vietcong POW camp, Rowe endured beri-beri, dysentery, and tropical fungus diseases. He suffered grueling psychological and physical torment. He experienced the loneliness and frustration of watching his friends die. And he struggled every day to maintain faith in himself as a soldier and in his country as it appeared to be turning against him.
His survival is testimony to the disciplined human spirit. His story is gripping.


What the Critics Say

"The Most Important Book Ever Written About The Vietnam Experience. The people of the United States can be immensely proud of Nick Rowe and Americans like him who have resisted and survived the worst abuse a brutal enemy could visit upon us." (Robin Moore)
"If you can read this story and not weep, you are inhuman." (The Cincinnati Post)


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Customer Reviews

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My neighbor and friend

Nick would randomly recall to me few of his thoughts of his time in captivity. Hearing these words now, bring a tear to my eye. He is greatly missed by so many.
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- jp

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An interesting enough book worth money. You wonder how many men will never return from POWs. I would recommend this book.

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- Charles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-13-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio