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Currahee! Audiobook
Currahee!
Written by: 
Donald R. Burgett
Narrated by: 
David Guion
Currahee! Audiobook

Currahee!

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In June 1944, the Allies launched a massive amphibious invasion against Nazi-held France. But under the cover of darkness, a new breed of fighting man leapt from airplanes through a bullet-stitched, tracer-lit sky to go behind German lines. These were the Screaming Eagles of the newly formed 101st Airborne Division. Their job was to strike terror into the Nazi defenders, delay reinforcements, and kill any enemy soldiers they met. In the next seven days, the men of the 101st fought some of the most ferocious close-quarter combat in all of World War II.

Now Donald R. Burgett looks back at the nonstop, nightmarish fighting across body-strewn fields, over enemy-held hedgerows, through blown-out towns and devastated forests. This harrowing you-are-there chronicle captures a baptism by fire of a young Private Burgett, his comrades, and a new air-mobile fighting force that would become a legend of war.

©1999 Donald R. Burgett; (P)2001 Random House Inc., Bantam Doubelday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Random House Inc.

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    John Sandy Springs, GA, United States 02-24-04
    John Sandy Springs, GA, United States 02-24-04 Member Since 2016
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    "WWII in a nutshell.."

    Currahee is a good quick WWII action packed book. It does not measure up to Burgett's other book "Seven Roads to Hell" but is entertaining. Burgett goes from swearing in to being wounded in an hour and 41 minutes.

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    Carroll Hilo, HI, United States 09-08-11
    Carroll Hilo, HI, United States 09-08-11
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    "A good first person account"

    One young man's journey into the paratroopers and into the ETO of WWII. Many neat snippets of a soldier's life in a turbulent time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    wbiro 07-02-16
    wbiro 07-02-16 Member Since 2011
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    "WWII Ground-Level D-Day 101st Airborne Account"

    I could not fathom the topic based on the title, which was intriguing enough by itself (I was expecting an Indian story).
    So it was a book of the accounts of an enlisted paratrooper's journey through initial boot camp, airborne school, D-Day, the skirmishes thereafter, and the ending philosophical furlough in England. There were many colorful (and graphic) accounts of encounters with the enemy. Most intriguing for me were the author's personal reactions and opinions (which I assumed were general representations the popular mindsets back then, though with some interesting idiosyncrasies of the author). The book was well written and narrated.

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    Sean E. Huertas 10-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome story"

    needed an audio book to kill some time. read this book a few years ago and noticed parts of the story were deleted from the audio book. would have rated this 5 stars if the story were complete.

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    Richard G. Russell San Diego 02-17-15
    Richard G. Russell San Diego 02-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Best thing I've listened to on Audible"

    Donald Burgett describes his para training and Normandy fighting in a clear engaging way that makes for an excellent audio book.

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    Amazon Customer 02-08-15

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    "Up close and personal"

    I read this back in the 1970's and absolutely loved the first person, up close, and personal storyline. For years I hoped to find the book transposed into an audio book. Finally it's here! Great narration for a great manuscript.

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    Charles LYNDON STATION, WISCONSIN, United States 01-28-13
    Charles LYNDON STATION, WISCONSIN, United States 01-28-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Currahee!"
    Would you try another book from Donald R. Burgett and/or David Guion?

    Basically the same World War ll book. I have heard the same stories told in other books, but still interesting.


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