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    • 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 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,148

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging Account of the War in “The Pacific”

    • By Aaron on 08-13-14
    • Strong Men Armed

    • The United States Marines Against Japan
    • By: Robert Leckie
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Written by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits are featured in the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries The Pacific, Strong Men Armed is the perennial bestselling classic account of the U.S. Marines' relentless drive through the Pacific during World War II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best book on the subject

    • By j on 12-10-13
    • Challenge for the Pacific

    • Guadalcanal: The Turning Point of the War
    • By: Robert Leckie
    • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    From the Japanese soldiers' carefully calculated - and ultimately foiled - attempt to build a series of impregnable island forts on the ground to the tireless efforts of the Americans who struggled against a tenacious adversary and the temperature and terrain of the island itself, Robert Leckie captures the loneliness, the agony, and the heat of 24-hour-a-day fighting on Guadalcanal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Puts you in the action

    • By Ray on 04-28-12
    • Conflict

    • The History of the Korean War, 1950-1953
    • By: Robert Leckie
    • Narrated by: David Rapkin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In June 1950 Communist forces poured across the 38th Parallel (the arbitrary, militarily indefensible line of latitude separating the Communist North from the independent Republic of Korea) to unite the country by force. Three bloody, bitter years of fighting ensued during which the seesawing fortunes of this frustrating war thwarted North Korea's ambitions while treating the ill-equipped, overconfident UN peacekeeping forces, mostly Americans, no less harshly.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Amazon Customer on 07-04-16
    • The History of the Korean War, 1950-1953
    • By: Robert Leckie
    • Narrated by: David Rapkin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 11-18-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings