The Escaping Club


Read by Tom Weiss

(4.6 stars; 170 reviews)

Described by some as one of the greatest escape books published. The Escaping Club recounts Evans' escape to Switzerland from a supposedly "escape-proof" German prison camp during World War I. After repatriation and rejoining the war, Evans again finds himself captured, this time first by Arabs and then by Turks. He again manages to escape. A detailed look at the trials faced by Allied POWs during World War I. (Summary by Tom Weiss) (8 hr 24 min)

Chapters

Capture 14:52 Read by Tom Weiss
Gutersloh and Clausthal 12:44 Read by Tom Weiss
The First Evasion 8:00 Read by Tom Weiss
What Happened To Kicq 14:04 Read by Tom Weiss
The Frontier 21:50 Read by Tom Weiss
Paying The Piper 12:31 Read by Tom Weiss
Removal To A Strafe Camp 20:24 Read by Tom Weiss
Fort 9, Ingolstadt 34:33 Read by Tom Weiss
Captors and Captives 24:14 Read by Tom Weiss
Attempts To Escape 39:05 Read by Tom Weiss
An Escape With Medlicott 19:25 Read by Tom Weiss
Short Rations And Many Riots 17:00 Read by Tom Weiss
A Tunnel Scheme 23:03 Read by Tom Weiss
The Bojah Case 14:38 Read by Tom Weiss
The Last of Fort 9 15:39 Read by Tom Weiss
We Escape 26:10 Read by Tom Weiss
Through Bavaria By Night 22:29 Read by Tom Weiss
Through Wurtemberg To The Frontier 29:36 Read by Tom Weiss
Freedom 12:10 Read by Tom Weiss
Arabs. Turks, And Germans 26:14 Read by Tom Weiss
One More Run 48:43 Read by Tom Weiss
To Afion Via Constantinople 27:26 Read by Tom Weiss
The Round Tour Concluded 19:29 Read by Tom Weiss

Reviews

true account of interesting events


(4 stars)

of course, first off, the reader did an excellent job! his german accent at times was very good. now regard the book. when reading this keep in mind the writer is an average person who recorded in writing 18 months of their life. so, it doesnt come off as well as a fiction tale as many details are missing to help paint a mental picture. my example of this is his explaining of the first escape - still confused as to some of that. but the writer jumps right in gets the story going without much detail. but if you hold out for about an hour of listening then he gets better at details & the telling of his accounts and is able to paint miserable pictures of cold winter life at fort 9 and thirst while running from turks. very good & i liked his final comments on war. though i find it ironic that he views & describes turks the way many germans defined jews.


(4.5 stars)

I only have 2 small complaints about this book. 1) the author lapses into French or German and offers no translation. 2) Tom cannot seem to pronounce the word Ruck for anything. other than that it is an excellent look at a different side of World War 1.bi highly recommend it

Interesting & Entertaining


(5 stars)

Gets right to the point (escaping) and stays on point; unlike today's media that waste your time with a lot of useless, lame information, this author has something actually to say without boring you with a lot a fluff.

A great read!


(4.5 stars)

This is a timeless book. A must read for those interested in WW1.

The Escaping Club


(5 stars)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!

An engaging adventure story.


(4 stars)

Great if you want an adventure story, even better if you have any interest in military or political history around WW1. Entertaining, gripping in places and I also learnt a lot about the period. The odd sentence in French or German without translation was not too difficult to get past and certainly did not spoil things. The reader is steady but clear and suited the book, I enjoyed it.

Raycyst


(5 stars)

Tells the story of a tommy who escaped from a couple POW camps. However it ignored the roll Churchill had in starving the Bengals and Indians so it is completely RayCyst. ALso ignored the role of LatinX Americans in the great war. So that is Raycyst. Also there were no gay orgies so it is homophobic. Ban this book.

worth the time to listen


(5 stars)

One of the best readings by Tom Weiss. The book itself being true to life has a deeper character than usual WWI fiction. Well worth the time to listen and listen a second time.