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One of the most enthralling true adventure stories ever written, We Die Alone, set in Nazi-occupied Norway in 1943, is an epic tale of survival against staggering odds. It begins with an ambushed commando raid that leaves all but one of the expatriate resistance fighters dead or captured. Though wounded, Jan Baalsrud, the sole survivor, takes off on a courageous, incredible trek into the wilds of the Lyngen Alps, while the Nazis pursue him relentlessly. He suffers frostbite, snowblindness, and a terrible fall in an avalanche. At last, delirious and near death, he chances on to a cabin, where the first in a series of remarkably brave and clever men and women come to his aid. These "ordinary heroes" will eventually get the crippled Baalsrud to safety and freedom, and the amazing story of how they do it will fill listeners with wonder at the capability of the human spirit.
©1955 David Howarth (P)2001 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Awe-inspiring....Stuart Langton's narration is an apt fit. His delivery is as spare as the text and every bit as intriguing. His voice has a force of delivery that makes this exciting and unbelievable tale one that the listener will want to hear in one sitting." ( AudioFile)"Almost unbelievable. We Die Alone is a spine chiller. It may well become a legend." ( Boston Post)"One of the most remarkable survival stories ever written." ( Library Journal)
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By Erik on 12-14-08

An unbelievable journey

This book was recommended to me by another American I ran into during my trip to Norway. It is an incredible story of survival - the will to live, the risks taken by those determined to help, and just simply luck. Knowing this was not fiction, but a real person's journey, made it all the more amazing to me. The author tells it like it is - without being sensational or boastful - so feels little more like a documentary.

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By Kim on 11-29-11

Amazing Survival Story

I have been listening to survival stories and found this one to be one of the best.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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By Andy on 04-13-13


An excellent account of human survival and determination. An awe inspiring account of human endeavour prompted by circumstance. I was gripped from start to finish and feel driven to visit some of the locations myself to fully understand the immense physical and mental trial they went through.

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By darren on 01-25-17

an amazing story of human endurance

an amazing story of human endurance and sacrifice. never a dull moment. couldn't stop listening

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