Customer Reviews


5 Reviews
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:
 (1)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative Reading
I enjoyed the book and found it informative.
The first reviewer obviously has no account for factual history.
It can often be a difficult read unlike fiction which is fabricated to keep the reader involved.If thats your thing then stick to Harry Potter.
If you want history then be prepared to be studious and to re-read past pages for total connection.
Published on 29 Mar 2008 by Mr. O. J. H. Cox

versus
5 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The most pointless book on this escape ever
I have read every book ever written on the Great Escape. Those by Allan Burgess and Anton Gill were bad enough, but this has got to be the biggest waste of space ever. Slapdash in every respect, and completely superfluous, it has absolutely nothing to recommend it. Stick to the books by Paul Brickhill, Jimmy James, Allen Andrews and Jonathan Vance, and you will be both...
Published on 1 Aug 2005


Most Helpful First | Newest First

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative Reading, 29 Mar 2008
By 
Mr. O. J. H. Cox (England) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: The Great Escapers: The Full Story of the Second World War's Most Remarkable Mass Escape (Paperback)
I enjoyed the book and found it informative.
The first reviewer obviously has no account for factual history.
It can often be a difficult read unlike fiction which is fabricated to keep the reader involved.If thats your thing then stick to Harry Potter.
If you want history then be prepared to be studious and to re-read past pages for total connection.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Account of the Great Escape, 22 Mar 2012
By 
PJ Preston "ppreston21" (Hythe, Hants, England) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The Great Escape has always been one of my favourite war films. Having seen various TV documentaries on the subject, I thought I would give this book a try and was found it absolutely fascinating.

Tim Carroll's account is clearly well researched and has lots of factual information about all aspects of the Escape including participants, background events and the search for the murderers of 50 of the airmen at the end of World War 2.

I learned a lot from this historical account and it is easy to see which episodes from the Escape were used in the film.

The Kindle version is well formatted.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A historian's view of what happened in Stalag Luft III, 12 Jan 2007
By 
N. Young (London, UK) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: The Great Escapers: The Full Story of the Second World War's Most Remarkable Mass Escape (Paperback)
I really must take issue with what 'A reader' has said about this book, though I can sympathise for him feeling somewhat fatigued with reading about the Great Escape as he's read everything else. I would contest that as an introduction to the Great Escape, this book - written from the historian's point of view rather than that of a participant (Jimmy James) or eye-witness (Paul Brickhill) - is a very good means of simply telling what happened and how it happened, with Carroll taking a somewhat detached view of proceedings and using the testament of those who were there. It is high time that a reliable, modern, secondary-source account of this episode of the Second World War was written - and I feel that in this respect Tim Carroll has delivered.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Top book, 7 April 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Great book full of info very easy to read one of the best war books l have read well worth 5 stars
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The most pointless book on this escape ever, 1 Aug 2005
By A Customer
This review is from: The Great Escapers: The Full Story of the Second World War's Most Remarkable Mass Escape (Paperback)
I have read every book ever written on the Great Escape. Those by Allan Burgess and Anton Gill were bad enough, but this has got to be the biggest waste of space ever. Slapdash in every respect, and completely superfluous, it has absolutely nothing to recommend it. Stick to the books by Paul Brickhill, Jimmy James, Allen Andrews and Jonathan Vance, and you will be both well-informed and entertained. Why put yourself through hours of teeth-gnashing, lip-biting and hair-pulling? Tim Carroll's book made me so mad I threw it against the wall.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

The Great Escapers: The Full Story of the Second World War's Most Remarkable Mass Escape
Used & New from: 0.01
Add to wishlist See buying options
Only search this product's reviews