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  • The Dead and Those About to Die

  • D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach
  • By: John C. McManus
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547

A white-knuckle account of the First Infantry Division’s harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach - acclaimed historian John C. McManus has written a gripping history that will stand as the last word on this titanic battle. Nicknamed the Big Red One, First Division had fought from North Africa to Sicily, earning a reputation as stalwart warriors on the front lines and rabble-rousers in the rear. Yet on D-Day, these jaded combat veterans melded with fresh-faced replacements to accomplish one of the most challenging and deadly missions ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed Account of D-Day

  • By Pamela Dale Foster on 07-04-14

Just a great read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-15

Very well spoken, shocking chapter in war history but needs to be told and this is the best chronicle of it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Inside Marine One

  • Four U.S. Presidents, One Proud Marine, and the World's Most Amazing Helicopter
  • By: Lee Kelley, Ray L'Heureux
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Inside Marine One is Colonel L'Heureux's inspiring story of a young man who dreamed of flying, trained, studied, and worked hard to become the pilot who ended up serving four US Presidents - George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. It's also a personal guided tour inside the world's most famous helicopter by a man who knows that flying machine better than any other. Inside Marine One is a great American success story of a young boy who dreamed big, worked hard, and finally flew the President of the United States as his number one passenger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-21-18

Never seemed to go anywhere?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not sure if time well spent in the end but saw it through...it just didn't seem to go deep enough about the events and times.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

some of the technical stuff was OK , too much about Bush jnr.....

Did David Drummond do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

yes, though accent became tiring after awhile.

Was Inside Marine One worth the listening time?

not sure if would read it again...