A Town Like Alice

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Nevil Shute

Narrated By: Neil Hunt

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: March 2005

Duration: 12 hours 28 minutes


Eight hundred women and children begin a 1,200-mile journey on foot across Japanese-occupied Malaya. At journey's end only 30 will still be alive. This is the story of one woman, of her ordeal, and of how she was saved by the sacrifice of an Australian soldier. It is a story of rare individual courage in the face of certain death, and hope in the face of despair.


  • Lance Johnson

    Very good story about the hardships of wartime Narrator very good

  • John Vargo

    a very insightful story of WWII history. It tells a story that only people who were there could tell. It does get a bit long when they return to the real world.

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