The Great Raid on Cabanatuan

  • by William B. Breuer
  • Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
  • 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Before General MacArthur could fulfill his stirring promise of "I shall return" and retake the Philippines from Japanese control, a remarkable rescue mission would have to take place. Captured American soldiers, emaciated and ill from brutal mistreatment, were still being held at the notorious Cabanatuan prison camp. A small band of Army Rangers set out on a daring rescue effort: to penetrate thirty miles into Japanese-controlled territory, storm the camp, and escape with the POWs, carrying them if necessary.Breuer recounts in searing, meticulous detail the full story of this thrilling true-life adventure and inspiring testament to American heroism and grit.

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What the Critics Say

"An exciting narrative presented by a first-rate storyteller." (Publishers Weekly)
"The book's great virtue is that it allows a number of the rapidly diminishing band of survivors of the whole experience to have their say." (Booklist)

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A Great Story

The quality of the narration and the gripping nature of the story of the rescue of several hundred American POW's made this one of the best audible books I've listened to in the last few years. Higly, highly recommended for WWII buffs as well as for those who like an adventure.
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- P. Bogert "PCB-PA"

A story which must not be forgotten!

I downloaded this book after viewing a documentary about the raid on Cabanatuan. The movie left me wanting more detail, and this title wonderfully provided it. The story of Bataan and the eventual rescue is rivetting. Patrick Lawlor is an excellent narrator for this type of story. Listen!!!! This one's a winner!!!!
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- Eunice

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-19-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.