The Escape of a Princess Pat

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 6 reviews)

Being the full account of the capture and fifteen months' imprisonment of Corporal Edwards, of the Princess Patricia's
Canadian Light Infantry, and his final escape from Germany into Holland. (Summary from Book subtitle)

This is to celebrate Remembrance Day 2008.

NB. There are recordings of Chapter 4 by two different readers. The zip file includes both. Variety is the spice of life! (4 hr 15 min)


01 - Preface, Polygon Wood 9:13 Read by Esther
02 - The Fourth of May 3:57 Read by Laura Caldwell
03 - Corporal Edwards Takes up the Tale 5:33 Read by John W. Michaels
04 - Major Gault Comes Back 5:01 Read by Varra Unreal
05 - The Eighth of May and the Last Stand of the Princess Pats 5:46 Read by John W. Michaels
06 - Prisoners 14:41 Read by Graham Redman
07 - Pulling the Leg of a German General 21:50 Read by John W. Michaels
08 - The Princess Patricia's German Uncle 10:18 Read by John W. Michaels
09 - How the German Red Cross Tended the Canadian Wounded 6:35 Read by John W. Michaels
10 - The Curious Concoctions of the Chef at Giessen 6:27 Read by John W. Michaels
11 - The Way They Have at Giessen 5:47 Read by John W. Michaels
12 - The Escape 19:45 Read by Esther
13 - The Traitor at Vehnmoor 12:31 Read by John W. Michaels
14 - Away Again 9:44 Read by John W. Michaels
15 - Paying the Piper 19:40 Read by David Lawrence
16 - The Third Escape 21:19 Read by Esther
17 - What Happened in the Wood 22:14 Read by Esther
18 - The Last Lap 9:49 Read by John W. Michaels
19 - Holland at Last 8:44 Read by Esther
20 - It's a Way They Have in the Army 10:18 Read by John W. Michaels
21 - The Evidence in the Case 8:50 Read by John W. Michaels


(3 stars)

Interesting first hand account of a WWI soldier's capture, imprisonment, and escape from the Germans. Errors in this recording: the label of each chapter was one ahead of the recorded chapter and a recording of the final chapter is missing. Also, the reader of chapter 4 was not a native English speaker. Her accent made it impossible for me to understand the majority of that chapter.

Excitement, adventure, and really wild things

(5 stars)

Vivid, emotional, and compelling account of Canadian and British prisoners and how they endure (and try to escape from) German POW camps during World War I. Well written. And well read by various LibriVox volunteers.

really good

(5 stars)

Ditto's to the kudos below. Needs a better title tho; it no way reflects the excellent book.

(5 stars)

the reader in Chapter 4 is hard to understand. must be English as a second language.