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  • If You Survive

  • From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the End of World War II - One American Officer's Riveting True Story
  • By: George Wilson
  • Narrated by: Brian Keeler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

George Wilson has garnered much acclaim for this shattering and enlightening memoir. Detailing his odyssey from July, 1944 until the following summer, If You Survive is a startling first-person account of the final year of World War II. Wilson was the only man from his original company to finish the war. As a Second Lieutenant, he went ashore at Utah Beach after the D-Day invasion amidst burned vehicles, sunken landing craft, and broken fortifications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the best story of the war in Europe I've read

  • By David on 02-18-17

the best story of the war in Europe I've read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-17

I will rate books but I rarely write a review. this book merited one for me. I found the writing exceptional. it's to the point it moves quickly. the stories George Wilson has to tell are astounding. I so thoroughly appreciated this book. my father was fortunate that he did not end up in the Battle of the Bulge. it's a long story why he didn't. but he told me that the platoon he was training with in Florida six of the men were killed within days of being in the battle. many more were wounded. he told me but for a stroke of "luck" one of those men might have been him.

if you are interested in a first-hand account of the fighting in France Belgium and Germany toward the end of the war I can't imagine there's a better book than this one.

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  • The Once and Future King

  • By: T. H. White
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 33 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,404

The complete "box set" of T. H. White's epic fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: "The Sword in the Stone", "The Witch in the Wood", "The Ill-Made Knight", "The Candle in the Wind", and "The Book of Merlyn".

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • this is an edited version of the book

  • By brent on 01-06-18

Did not disappoint

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

First read The Once and Future King almost 40 years ago. Sometimes I reread a book and wonder why I liked it so much the first time. That didn't happen with The Once and Future King. I enjoyed as much maybe even more.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful