One of the best , I really enjoyed it!
Easy Company, They where a real "Band of Brothers "
It made me laugh , it made me cry! It made me thank god for all service men and women of that era! So many died so I can live free! Thank-You!!!!Very moving.
This is a must read/listen. The principles of integrity and leadership that can be gleaned from major Winters are invaluable. He and the men of Easy company did astounding feats of bravery throughout the European campaign.
Dare to dream...
Overall, this was a grueling listen. Mostly a repeat of Band of Brothers, but even so, the book may have held my attention with a good narrator. I simply could not stay focused with the poor narration, and finally quit listening. I will listen to Band of Brothers by Ambrose, again but I'm done with this book.
Oh, you know, stuff.
Yes. There is so much to learn from Major Winter's story about leadership and character that it can't be digested all in one look over.
The description D-Day and D+1 are still fantastic even after having watched and read Band of Brothers. It was great getting to hear about how and why decisions were made, instead of just seeing their results.
He does a pretty good voices for the various men who show up in the story, especially Colonel Sink.
Winter's feeling of responsibility for his men was particularly moving. There are a few times when he talks about things he would have done differently that may have brought home more men, and you can hear the regret and sorrow in his words.
I've listened to this book several times. Since it chronicles the same events as Band of Brothers, it had potential to be tedious, but it is not. It amplifies and clarifies Ambrose's book. It helps you "get into the head" of MAJ Winters.
It is well written and performed. I'm retired Army myself, but I was a "fobbit" -- I rarely had to do anything dangerous. These guys lived with danger, did their jobs and saved the world. I am glad there is a record of their deeds.
Have not read print version
Not sure there is one. Dick Winters was a superb soldier and human being.
Each character has his own identity and feeling about him.
To digest it takes time.
This book should be mandatory reading for all officers in the military. They would learn more about leadership than from any manual. I wish I could have read it when I was a Lieutenant.
Being an avid follower of Stephen Ambroses books and as such having read Band of Brothers many times as well as watching the series twice a year since release, I loved this book because while there were sections that were in the book (Band of Brothers), there was so much more detail about the life of the late Dick Winters, especially in the lead up to D-Day and after his time in the 506 PIR.