The Latter Days at Colditz

  • by P.R. Reid
  • Narrated by Terrence Hardiman
  • 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 'The Colditz Story', Pat Reid told the story of the escape academy that sprang up inside the most impregnable German POW camp of the Second World War, ending appropriately with his own incredible escape from Colditz. But Reid’s own break-out was by no means the last. In this enthralling sequel, he follows the fortunes of the escape academy right up until the arrival of the allied forces in April 1945. Here are the tales of fantastic bravery and stunning ingenuity every bit as mesmerising as the original.

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.....Die Gedanken Sind Frei.....

In this follow-up book to THE COLDITZ STORY Paul Reid goes beyond his personal involvement and relates many of the other fascinating escape attempts that took place in Colditz castle as WWII played out. This book is every bit as interesting and exciting as the first one.

Of great interest to me is the detailed account of the formidable project of constructing a glider as an escape vehicle in a prison especially chosen to discourage escape. I am a fan of the old made for 1971 TV movie “The Escape of the Birdmen” starring Doug MacClure (Alternate titles: “Colditz: Escape of the Birdmen,” “The Birdmen,” and “Operation Braindrain – Codename Chessboard.”) That movie is set in Colditz and seems a lot like Hogan’s Heroes or Stalag 17. But even though the story is told in an engaging light-hearted fashion the true spirit is that they can imprison your body but they can’t hold your mind captive. Well this book is much the same as that movie in that is is an inspiring fun account of the effort men will put out to get free.

Terrence Hardiman is a fine narrator, handling multiple character voices in expert fashion.
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- Doug D. Eigsti "Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds)."

GRIPPING STORY read by FANTASTIC narrator!!

What did you love best about The Latter Days at Colditz?

Everything. The incredible true stories of the brave POW in Colditz and their unconquerable humor...and the narrators awesome ability to bring it all to life!


Who was your favorite character and why?

all of them


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- amy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios