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  • With the Old Breed

  • At Peleliu and Okinawa
  • By: E. B. Sledge
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Joe Mazzello, Tom Hanks (introduction)
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,756
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,433
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,424

The celebrated 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific, winner of eight Emmy Awards, was based on two classic books about the War in the Pacific, Helmet for My Pillow and With The Old Breed. Audible Studios, in partnership with Playtone, the production company co-owned by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and creator of the award-winning HBO series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific, as well as the HBO movie Game Change, has created new recordings of these memoirs, narrated by the stars of the miniseries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the second audio book of Sledge's work

  • By Richard on 10-21-13

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Unbelievable account of this conflict and enjoyed it immensely.It made it even more real as I associated this account with the HBO series and having the actor perform this narration was a huge benefit.
I felt humbled listening to it and in some small way I hope that the survivors and families of these heroes know that we will not forget their sacrifice and what they did for us. Again very honored to have listen to this book and I will most likely buy the hardcopy to keep in my library

  • Helmet for My Pillow

  • From Parris Island to the Pacific: A Young Marine's Stirring Account of Combat in World War II
  • By: Robert Leckie
  • Narrated by: James Badge Dale, Tom Hanks (introduction)
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421

The celebrated 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific, winner of eight Emmy Awards, was based on two classic books about the War in the Pacific, Helmet for My Pillow and With The Old Breed. Audible Studios, in partnership with Playtone, the production company co-owned by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and creator of the award-winning HBO series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific, as well as the HBO movie Game Change, has created new recordings of these memoirs, narrated by the stars of the miniseries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging Account of the War in “The Pacific”

  • By Aaron on 08-13-14

Wow, outstanding book

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Unbelievable those are the only words I can describe the account of what these men went through during that time. The narration describes it so vividly that in some cases I’m either left in tears or I’m laughing at the camaraderie and some of the lightheartedness that these men produced in order to bond and stay alive. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested im history.

  • The American Revolution

  • By: Allen C. Guelzo, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

Why did 13 colonies believe they could defeat the most powerful nation on the planet? And how did they eventually manage such an impressive feat? Get the real story on the battle for American independence with Professor Guelzo's 24 gripping lectures.With a focus on the war's strategy, military tactics, logistics, and most fascinating people, these lectures are a must own for anyone curious about the origins of the greatest nation in modern history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth it, quirky prof

  • By Uferdinand on 08-02-16

Fantastic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-17

I wish I had Professor Guelzo when I attended school. Absolutely loved the narration and the course really tied up loose ends i had regarding the revolution. I have already purchased other courses narrated by him and I recommend this course to anyone fascinated with the American revolution.