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    • An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa (1942-1943)

    • The Liberation Trilogy, Volume 1
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 943
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 940

    The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of courage and enduring triumph, of calamity and miscalculation. In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern learner can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943. That first year of the Allied war was a pivotal point in American history, the moment when the United States began to act like a great power.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Africa campaign was Real War!

    • By Greg on 06-02-13

    Regular price: $37.75

    • The Day of Battle

    • The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 32 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 781
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 697
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702

    In An Army at Dawn - winner of the Pulitzer Prize - Rick Atkinson provided a dramatic and authoritative history of the Allied triumph in North Africa. Now, in The Day of Battle, he follows the American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943, attack Italy two months later, and then fight their way, mile by bloody mile, north toward Rome. The Italian campaign's outcome was never certain; in fact, President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and their military advisors bitterly debated whether an invasion of the so-called soft underbelly of Europe was even wise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to Listen to, but Very Worthwhile

    • By N. Rogers on 08-08-14

    Regular price: $37.75

    • The Guns at Last Light

    • The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 32 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 912
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 837

    It is the 20th century's unrivaled epic: At a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his best-selling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted the history of how the American-led coalition fought its way from North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most dramatic story of all - the titanic battle in Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the war's final campaign, and Atkinson's astonishingly fresh account of that enormous gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well Written Overview

    • By David I. Williams on 05-25-13

    Regular price: $37.75

    • Crusade

    • The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 24 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Throughout the Gulf War of 1991, unprecedented restrictions on the media’s access to the battlefield kept the true story of that brief, brutal conflict from being told. Now, after two years of intensive research, Rick Atkinson has written what will surely come to be recognized as the definitive chronicle of the war.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A very decent account of the gulf war

    • By Lyle Wincentsen on 08-12-13
    • The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 24 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 09-07-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 124 ratings

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The British Are Coming

    • The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, Book 1)
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Rick Atkinson recounts the first 21 months of America’s violent war for independence. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force. Full of riveting details and untold stories, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.

    • The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, Book 1)
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Release date: 05-14-19
    • Not rated yet

    Regular price: $55.99

    • The Guns at Last Light

    • The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Rick Atkinson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    It is the 20th century’s unrivaled epic: At a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his best-selling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted the history of how the American-led coalition fought its way from North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most dramatic story of all - the titanic battle in Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the war’s final campaign, and Atkinson’s astonishingly fresh account of that enormous gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Kevin Rendon on 03-28-15

    Regular price: $18.85

    • The Long Gray Line

    • The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Bruce Weitz
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Young men who dream of becoming heroes look to West Point - to a career dedicated to serving their country. The Class of 1966 was no exception, but in the course of their military training and careers, these cadets faced a far greater challenge then ever before imagined. President Kennedy had called for a new kind of officer, prepared to fight a new kind of war, and during their years of rigorous academic and military training, the men of '66 heard the thunder of Vietnam growing ever more loudly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A+++

    • By Wowe and Son on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $11.86

    • D-Day

    • The Invasion of Normandy, 1944
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In D-DAY: The Invasion of Normandy, 1944, Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Atkinson adapts his #1 New York Times bestselling The Guns At Last Light into an audiobook program capturing the events and spirit of the day – June 6, 1944 – that led to the liberation of western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Atkinson skillfully describes how Allied forces came by sea and by sky to reclaim freedom from the occupying Germans, turning the tide of World War II. The events leading up to, and of, the momentous day are vividly captured in this four hour audiobook adaptation. Perfect for history buffs, D-DAY is both an outstanding introduction and a concise survey detailing one of the most important dates in history.

    • The Invasion of Normandy, 1944
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 05-06-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

    • An Army at Dawn

    • The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Rick Atkinson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    The first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, An Army at Dawn is history of the highest order - brilliantly researched, rich with new material and surprising insights, the deeply human story of a monumental battle for the future of civilization. "An absolute masterpiece," says Andrew Carroll, author of War Letters, "This book is storytelling - and history - at its most riveting."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abridging too far?

    • By Jeremy on 02-19-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Battle of the Bulge

    • The Young Readers Adaptation
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    On the 16th of December, 1944, in the frozen forests of the Ardennes, the German army attacked American Allied forces, making one last attempt to turn the tide of World War II. Thus began the long, hard slog of a battle that was nicknamed by the media as the Battle of the Bulge. Lasting more than a month, it led to tens of thousands of casualties. Sir Winston Churchill called it "the greatest American battle of the war and...an ever-famous American victory".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best work

    • By Martin See on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $16.79

    • The Day of Battle

    • The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Rick Atkinson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    The Italian campaign's outcome was never certain; in fact, Roosevelt, Churchill, and their military advisers engaged in heated debate about whether an invasion of the so-called soft underbelly of Europe was even a good idea. But once under way, the commitment to liberate Italy from the Nazis never wavered, despite the agonizingly high price.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtaking

    • By Alexis on 05-17-08

    Regular price: $31.93

    • In the Company of Soldiers

    • A Chronicle of Combat
    • By: Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Rick Atkinson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    For soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, the road to Baghdad began with a midnight flight out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in late February 2003. For Rick Atkinson, who would spend nearly two months covering the division for The Washington Post, the war in Iraq provided a unique opportunity to observe today's U.S. Army in combat.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, informative and balanced

    • By miyaker on 06-22-04

    Regular price: $21.27