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  • Band of Brothers

  • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (436 ratings)

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Band of Brothers

By: Stephen E. Ambrose
Narrated by: Tim Jerome
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Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden.

Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150 percent casualities and considered the Purple Heart a badge of office. Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers' journals and letters, Stephen Ambrose tell the stories - often in the men's own words - of these American hereoes.

©1998 Stephen E. Ambrose (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
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  • Categories: History

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"A first-class explanation of what crack infantry troops are like....Addicts of military history will relish its finely detailed account.....Stephen Ambrose's thorough research and clear organization have produced a highly readable account of the heroic service of this "band of brothers" he so unstintedly admires." ( San Francisco Chronicle)
"As a member of just such a unit...I am impressed by how well Mr. Ambrose has captured the true essence of a combat rifle company." (The New York Times Book Review)
"A valuable and fascinating record....In these pages, the reader can vicariously walk with the men of E Company, suffer and laugh with them." (The Times-Picayune)

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Everyone needs to listen to this

Everyone on the planet knows band of brothers. And if you don't. You need to.
Bit hard to listen to the narrator butcher some words like guarnere, bastogne and toye.

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Love it

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Will definitely listen to it again in the next couple of months

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What a ride

An inspiring tale of mateship and endurance that I feel delighted to have heard

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The research was excellent

This was a great audiobook to listen to. It is well paced and with excellent details.

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Stunning read

So good I’ve listened 3 times - even if you have watched the tv series this book will not disappoint - beautifully read too

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the story

grate book the detaile an the love shows in the book any how has a interest in ww2 shod give it a go

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Great Listen

Really enjoyable. I must say however that all memorable moments were also in Band of Brothers - having watched that, you don't get a whole lot more out of this than that amazing show

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Band of Brothers

Remarkable story of men at a time of great perils. May they rest well & with the gratitude of a ‘60s baby from Australia. Lest We Forget.

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Special generation

I want to go and watch the TV series again now. The book is better, though I think TV captured it very well. Remarkable retelling of the war history of remarkable men. I doubt we’ll ever see the likes of them again.

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so many mispronunciation of so many names

though well told the narrator mispronounced so many names of people and places that it made it hard to follow the story at times. if you're going to narrate a true story about actual places and people you need to learn to pronounce their names correctly

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