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4.00006211951795 out of 54.00006211951795 out of 54.00006211951795 out of 54.00006211951795 out of 54.00006211951795 out of 5 4.00 (16,098 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henri Charriere Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Henri Charriere, called Papillon for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: escape. After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years, he was eventually sent to the notorious prison Devil's Island, a place from which no one had ever escaped - until Papillon. His flight to freedom remains one of the most incredible feats of human cunning, will, and endurance ever undertaken.

Papillon, Charriere's astonishing autobiography, was published in France to instant acclaim in 1968, more than 20 years after his final escape. Since then, it has become a treasured classic - the gripping, shocking, ultimately uplifting odyssey of an innocent man who would not be defeated.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jscorse | 2/20/2014

    " Perfect summer read. A classic, even if only 1/10th is true! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rupesh Goenka | 2/20/2014

    " Patience Reading makes this novel a great Book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gjermund Hauge | 2/9/2014

    " Sterk og god bok! 8/10 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sanjayan | 2/9/2014

    " MIND BLOWING....... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 B | 2/6/2014

    " I was drawn to this story from my memory of the movie. It is an amazing story, to be sure. It is a painfully boring book, however. The minutia of detail is tedious and, at times, almost painful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Radu | 1/27/2014

    " I loved the jail-freedom cycle...the compassion for those worse-off than you, and the determination for righteousness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 1/18/2014

    " What an amazing story of perseverance. I am interested in watching the old movie based on the book with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. I was continually surprised at the kindness strangers showed Papillon despite his status as a dangerous, convicted killer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jimmy Borger | 1/16/2014

    " Word has it some of this memoir is make-believe, which I find disappointing. Still a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven Bondurant | 12/7/2013

    " Want to go on an epic adventure? READ THIS BOOK. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 12/2/2013

    " This was one of the first grown up books I read. In seventh grade I loved it. I suspect I might not be as impressed now, but it really is a good adventure story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shana Berry buchanan | 11/8/2013

    " Picked this up back in 1999 since I had a dog that was a Papillion. Turned out to be one of the better books that I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sunnykid | 9/23/2013

    " One of my favorite books. There is a movie based on this story, with Dustin Hoffmann, it is also one of the best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jantie | 5/29/2013

    " Still a classic! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don Stanton | 5/10/2013

    " Not for the squeamish. Painful, realistic and consistent with other histories I have read about the French prison system. A good read if you want a strong dose to human cruelty. Very well written, very much not for the Jane Austen fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samara | 5/9/2013

    " The best book I have ever read. I honestly don't think I will read a better one. A truly amazing man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samir Dhond | 3/28/2013

    " What a book! Read it for understanding how a person can be show patience, endurance and single minded focus par excellance in the most adverse circumstances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 2/21/2013

    " Just a brilliant book love just waiting to see what Papillon would do next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/14/2013

    " Finished in 2 days ... Favorite of ALL time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 manoj pekhale | 1/4/2013

    " its awaysome "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 1/1/2013

    " This book was AWESOME!!!! I loved the way he told and described his adventures. A definite must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruno Perez | 12/21/2012

    " a great book but be aware that it's authenticity is highly contentious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 12/20/2012

    " Wow - this guy was amazing!! Reminds one to not end up in the French prison system. Different read - I am enjoying it more than I thought I would. A freind grabbed it at an estate sale and enjoyed it immensely. "

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