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Ian

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  • "Superb"

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    A superior work telling the story of ordinary men becoming superior through circumstance. I just wish that there was an unabridged version as there was a lot of detail left out compared to the ful; text. Still a great listen with first class narration.

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    Band of Brothers

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    • By Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated By Cotter Smith
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    In the summer of 1942, a band of citizen soldiers were brought together by the desire to be better than the other guy. At its peak, Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 through Utah Beach, Market-Garden, the Bulge, and Hitler's Eagle's Nest, WWII historian Stephen Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company.

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    "Children's biography!"

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    This is a biography for children. I heard it say audiblekids when I started the book. It would have been nice if it would have explained that here in the description. It was written and read for children. It is about a third or fourth grade level and the reader enunciates each word!

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    Would you listen to The Notorious Benedict Arnold again? Why?

    It would be easy to listen to this story again for a second.


    What did you like best about this story?

    We all know about Benedict Arnold but most books about the Revolution only give passing reference to his main sin (i.e. trying to turn over West Point to the British). This book gives us a far deeper and interesting story about the man and what drove him to change sides. No big surprise to learn it came down to "money" and "sex" (i.e. his young pretty wife). But that is okay - because the story gets you to the conclusion in a very interesting way. What was really good was the way the author structured the story - the juxaposition between the British Officer who would meet his fate at the gallows and Benedict Arnold. From the opening chaper of the narrative I was revited by the story


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    On a bitter cold day in January 1741, Benedict Arnold was born. Little did anyone know that he would grow up to become the most infamous villain in American history. But first, he would be one of the country's greatest war heroes. Fearless in the line of fire, a genius at strategy and motivating his men, General Arnold was America's first action hero. But his thirst for recognition would ultimately be his undoing.

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