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  • D-Day

  • June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II
  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
  • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,063

Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare and courage and heroism come to the fore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is an awesome story about the greatest day

  • By Randy on 12-11-12

Great Detail

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

This book was excellent bring to light all the details that were necessary to pull off the d-day invasion

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  • No Ordinary Time

  • Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 39 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164

No Ordinary Time describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become the preeminent economic and military power in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great at 1.5 speed

  • By Brett on 01-04-13

I felt like I went back in time

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

Reviewed: 03-13-17

The book was excellent. They story was great. The narrator was a poor choice. Listening at 1.25 speed was able to overcome most of his flaws...

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  • The Great Speeches of World War II

  • By: SpeechWorks
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

From the deployment of US military forces in Europe and the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the voices of history makers were heard around the world. This collection contains original remarks and speeches from FDR, Churchill, Truman, MacArthur, Ike, Chamberlain, General Patton, and others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great to listen to these in a first hand manner

  • By Mark Dowling on 02-23-17

Great to listen to these in a first hand manner

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

It would have been nice to know the date, location and speakers name before each one. The name of the speakers are obvious for most. Otherwise the was excellent to listen to!

  • 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 3,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935

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
  • Should be required reading in high school

  • By Randall on 04-03-19

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

I read With the Old Breed first. The writing style for this book is much different but with that said, this book is fabulous as well.

  • 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 4,408
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,025
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,012

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

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

Incredible first hand story. This is one of the top three books I've ever read.

  • Killing the Rising Sun

  • How America Vanquished World War II Japan
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,642
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,602

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bill O'Reilly paints an amazing picture.

  • By Carmen Ohio on 07-16-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

This was such a great book. I enjoyed listening to it. I listened to the entire book over two days

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