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In the summer of 1942, a band of citizen soldiers were brought together by the desire to be better than the other guy. At its peak, Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 through Utah Beach, Market-Garden, the Bulge, and Hitler's Eagle's Nest, WWII historian Stephen Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. In combat, the reward for a job well done is the next tough assignment, and the men of Easy Company kept getting the tough assignments, from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to capturing Hitler's Bavarian outpost.
©1998 Stephen E. Ambrose, All Rights Reserved; (P)1998 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved; AUDIOWORKS is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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"An incredible trek, and Ambrose brilliantly illuminates every mile of it." (The Tampa Tribune)

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  • John
  • Killen, AL, United States
  • 02-24-10

excellent story

This is an excellent story! Stephen Ambrose makes the reader, or listener in this case, feel like they are actually one of these men. You feel all the tragedy, the fog of war, the heartbeat pounding in your ears as you run with Easy company across a field of fire. Amazing men at a terrible time in world history. This would have gotten 5 stars from me, but the narrator lacked a bit of enthusiasm in reading. I listened to this at the gym and found myself unable to turn it off after my workouts! If you've seen the HBO series, then you have to read or hear the book. It really makes the whole experience come to life.

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Where is the unabridged version?

Great read, great listen, just disappointed there is no unabridged version. Cannot give 5 stars on an abridged version.

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  • Daniel
  • 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036
  • 07-12-09

Good listen

I loved the TV series, and this is another look at the same group of men from the series. A little more detail here and there than the show had. If you liked the show you'll like this. Only thing I didn't like is that it is a little short.

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5 Stars for the Story, 4 Stars for the Narration

I purchased this audio book after having watched the miniseries many times. I love the story. I love Stephen Ambrose. I love Stephen Ambrose's voice (he narrated D-Day). The narrator of this book does a respectable job, but no one can follow Stephen Ambrose.

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B of B

Spectacular work by a great historian and story teller. Explains and supports the mini-series of the same name. This is a must read for any WWII history buff.

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Band of Brothers

This Ambrose account of this outstanding rifle company is a must read for anyone drawn to WW-I accounts. If you like hero's you're gonna love this one.

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  • William
  • Mt Pleasant, SC, USA
  • 12-17-04

Band of Brothers - Outstanding!!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. It is a great story of a handful of the heroes of WWII. When it was over, I found myself wishing the story could go on.

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  • Carolyn
  • Newhall, CA, United States
  • 04-03-08

Audio Performance Is A Humongous Disappointment

I actually had to stop listening to this. The mispronounciations were as fingernails on a chalkboard.

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