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We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: David Howarth

Narrated By: Stuart Langton

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: October 2008

Duration: 6 hours 44 minutes


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.

Includes a never-before-published Afterword by the author's son.


  • ruhodd

    Fantastic. Almost unbelievable except it's a true story! Has this been hidden? Why hasn't it been made into a movie?!? Seems like a natural!

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  • Fred

    This was one of the most incredible stories I have ever read. How anyone can survive what this man did and still have the will to live is amazing. Very well written.

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  • Anonymous

    Very good book, very shocking the determination of the character was amazing. Enjoyed!!!!!

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  • Robert Oshrin

    Didn't like it at all I only got through the first hour