Prisoners of War

  • by Tim Bowden
  • Narrated by Tim Bowden
  • 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This documentary series, first presented in 1985 by acclaimed producer and presenter Tim Bowden, is a harrowing account of the ordeals faced by Australian POWs in Japanese camps, at the height of World War II. Told through the first-hand accounts of survivors from the war, this series has been remastered and serves as an indispensable insight into the realities of the war in the Pacific.


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What disappointed you about Prisoners of War?

Not being able to understand what's being said. Some of the Australian accents are just too thick. I thought it would be one narrator reading the first-hand accounts of the war.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I didn't get that far. I gave up after 30 minutes.

How could the performance have been better?

This is the soundtrack of a documentary film. It doesn't work as an audiobook. The survivors' accents are hard to understand. Then some are speaking over sound effects of bombing and shooting - maybe from an underlying film segment - and that only makes it all worse.

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- Linda Lou "OCD over books, listening to 1 a day; ANY genre, fact & fiction. Influenced by Audible reviewers so I keep mine unbiased - FRONT to BLACK!"

A kind interview

This book is more of interview than a story, does not carry person away as a story book does. More for scholars than readers or listeners.
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- garba

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2013
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd