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    • The Liberator

    • One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 524
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 526

    From July 10, 1943, the date of the Allied landing in Sicily, to May 8, 1945, when victory in Europe was declared - the entire time it took to liberate Europe - no regiment saw more action, and no single platoon, company, or battalion endured worse, than the ones commanded by Felix Sparks, who had entered the war as a greenhorn second lieutenant of the 157th "Eager for Duty" Infantry Regiment of the 45th "Thunderbird" Division. Sparks and his fellow Thunderbirds fought longest and hardest to defeat Hitler.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Now I Know What a Hero Really Is

    • By Steven on 11-27-12
    • One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 10-30-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 571 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Longest Winter

    • The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    December 1944: Deep in the Ardennes forest, a platoon of 18 men under the command of 20-year-old lieutenant Lyle Bouck huddle in their foxholes. Under attack and vastly outnumbered, they repulse three German assaults in a fierce day-long battle, killing more than 500 Germans. Only when Bouck's men run out of ammunition do they surrender. As POWs, Bouck's platoon experience an ordeal far worse than combat: trigger-happy German guards, Allied bombing raids, and a daily ration of thin soup. Somehow, the men of Bouck's platoon all miraculously survive. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Proof of why they are called the Greatest Generation, so young so brave so tough and what miracles.

    • By cbr man on 09-12-18
    • The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 05-25-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Avenue of Spies

    • A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    The leafy Avenue de Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris' hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son, Phillip, at Number 11, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping, inspirational, and informative!!

    • By Constance on 09-26-15
    • A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 08-04-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 173 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Envoy

    • The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Hailed as “a master storyteller” ( Booklist), Alex Kershaw routinely climbs best-seller lists with his narrative histories. In the waning months of World War II, SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann sent over half a million Hungarians to their deaths at Auschwitz. But one Jewish ghetto remained, and only one man - a Swedish diplomat named Raoul Wallenberg - could stop Eichmann.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an amazing story

    • By Henry Rosenberg MD on 07-08-11
    • The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 10-14-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 91 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Escape From the Deep

    • The Epic Story of a Legenday Submarine and Her Courageous Crew
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    In the harrowing war saga Escape from the Deep, he recounts the incredible exploits of the U.S. Navy's deadliest World War II submarine, U.S.S. Tang. From one end of the Pacific theater to the other - dodging mines and depth charges from hundreds of enemy vessels along the way - the 80 men of the Tang became legends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Story of Survival from WW2 Submarine Sink

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-11-12

    Regular price: $26.43

    • The Bedford Boys

    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    The Bedford Boys is the astonishing true story of 21 young men who were killed during the first horrifying minutes of D-Day and the friends and families they left behind in the small town of Bedford. Twenty-one sons killed - no other town in America suffered a greater loss in one day. It is an unforgettable story of triumph, courage, and tragedy based on extensive interviews with survivors and relatives as well as diaries and letters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gripping narrative of a community sacrifice

    • By Ron on 12-20-08

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Few

    • The American "Knights of the Air" Who Risked Everything to Fight in the Battle of Britain
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    World War II had been raging for nearly a year. Hitler was now planning an invasion of England to seal Europe's fate. Though the United States was still neutral, a few Americans decided they couldn't remain on the sidelines. They joined Britain's Royal Air Force - with the future of civilization hanging in the balance. The Few tells the dramatic story of these Americans who defied their own country's neutrality laws and risked their very citizenship to fight side-by-side with England's finest pilots.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Laurie on 02-02-12
    • The American "Knights of the Air" Who Risked Everything to Fight in the Battle of Britain
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 10-16-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 223 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Der Befreier

    • Die Geschichte eines amerikanischen Soldaten im Zweiten Weltkrieg
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Torsten Münchow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Felix Sparks (1917-2007) stammte aus einer Bergarbeiterfamilie in Arizona und ließ sich nach der High School von der Armee anwerben, weil er in der Großen Depression keine Arbeit fand. Dann ging er ans College, um Jura zu studieren, und wurde erneut einberufen, als die USA sich für den Kriegseintritt rüsteten. Er nahm teil an der Invasion Siziliens 1943, war der einzige Überlebende seiner Einheit bei der Schlacht von Anzio, überlebte die deutsche Ardennenoffensive, den Häuserkampf in Aschaffenburg, wo der "Volkssturm" die Amerikaner aufzuhalten versuchte, und kommandierte die Einheit, die Dachau befreite.

    • Die Geschichte eines amerikanischen Soldaten im Zweiten Weltkrieg
    • By: Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Torsten Münchow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 03-31-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $12.49