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  • Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends

  • By: William 'Wild Bill' Guarnere, Edward 'Babe' Heffron, Robyn Post
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army - members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. Arguably the bravest, most efficient, physically fit, and tight-knit group of soldiers the Army has ever produced, the unit was called upon for every high-risk operation of the war, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An instant favorite

  • By danny lawrence on 02-07-08

An excellent book on several levels

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-11

I have read the other books on the Band of Brothers and they are all excellent. This one stood out from the rest as being more personal and emotional than the others, not by much, but enough to get me emotionally involved. This book is superbly writen and the narrater, Dick Hill, does a masterful job of conveying the facts and the emotions of the people. I have never listened to a book that got me so involved with the characters; it was if they were sitting with you and telling their story, with all the inflections and nuances of dialect.

This was just an amazing book of two real men willing to give it all for our country and people.

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