Survivor on the River Kwai

  • by Reg Twigg
  • Narrated by Michael Tudor Barnes
  • 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Called up in 1940, Reg expected to be fighting Germans. Instead, he found himself caught up in the fall of Singapore to the Japanese.
What followed were three years of hell, moving from one camp to another along the Kwai river, building the infamous Burma railway. Reg made the deadly jungle work for him. With an ingenuity that is astonishing, he trapped and ate lizards, harvested pumpkins from the canteen rubbish heap and with his homemade razor became camp barber. That Reg survived is testimony to his own courage and determination, his will to beat the alien brutality of camp guards who had nothing but contempt for him and his fellow POWs.


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Where does Survivor on the River Kwai rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This man is incredible and despite everything he has no bitterness. A must listen

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- Seasider

Mr twigg

I found the book to be very interesting and informative especially in his young years as a lad in Leicester. His will to survive is a lesson to all. Awesome book a must if you're into ww11 .
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- John Lake

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2014
  • Publisher: Soundings