81 Days Below Zero

  • by Brian Murphy, Toula Vlahou
  • Narrated by Richard Ferrone
  • 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The untold story of Leon Crane, the only surviving crew member of a World War II B-24 crash on a remote mountain near the Arctic Circle, who managed to stay alive 81 days in sub-zero temperature by making peace with nature, and end his ordeal by walking along a river to safety. Part World War II story, part Alaskan adventure story, part survival story, and even part inspirational story, this is what we call "a good listen".
This is the first full-length retelling of Crane's incredible survivalist story. It has been noted in magazines and in story collections over the years. Most notably, just after the war ended, Crane's story was included in the aptly titled book, The 100 Best True Stories of World War II. Additionally, in the 1970s the story was a part of John McPhee's hot-selling collection of Alaskan survival tales, Coming into the Country.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


I am quite amazed how the author made this potentially fascinating story sooooo boooring. The narrator harsh and dull voice doesn't help either.
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- ania

Keeps Deviating away from main story

20% of the content is about the actual story... rest of it not required... disappointed!
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- Damian McBride

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books