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Publisher's Summary

Report from Engine Co. 82 is the story of one company of New York firefighters battling unimaginable death and destruction every day. Dennis Smith worked as a firefighter in the South Bronx, New York City, and the graphic detail and gripping prose of this firefighting classic drives the most important, accomplished, terrifying audiobook ever published on firefighting. This book struck a nerve within the nation when it was first published 30 years ago. In our troubled times, it gains even greater resonance for those trying to make sense of the deaths of so many New York firefighters on September 11, and for those inspired by the tireless work of firefighters and other rescue personnel in the aftermath of the destruction. Dennis Smith describes the bravery, heroism, camaraderie, and unflinching courage of New York's bravest, demonstrating how firefighters everywhere have become the most respected of American heroes.
©1972 Dennis Smith (P)2002 HighBridge Company

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  • Allen
  • 12-02-2016

Great book for all to read

Great book for all to read or listen too, Great Narrator, Great Writer, Great Evetything

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  • Bagladybl
  • 24-08-2021

stog was good

the story was good but the narrator was so dole, dry, and boring it was almost impossible to listen to it.

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  • CHELSEY WILSON
  • 02-04-2021

Amazing story of the brotherhood.

Truly a heartfelt story, one after another. Thankful to be a firefighter, to hear such uplifting stories, to remind us why we do it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-12-2020

Great listen

This book is an amazing listen that gives listeners the chance to hear true stories.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-05-2020

If you liked Dispatches, give it a listen

Concise, descriptive language, and unflinching honesty. This book is an on the ground account of several fires and other calls in the South Bronx in a period of great racial tension. The humanity, suffering, poverty, and anger presented through direct observations.

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  • Thomas Barss
  • 23-04-2020

great book

amazing book
great detail
perfectly written
the audio version just makes it even better.
highly recommend

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  • Brett
  • 06-12-2019

I didn't want it to end

As a Young Firefighter it's amazing to hear stories from the war years. This books puts you in the rubber boots, rubber jacket, leather helmet and no airpark ways of how firefighting used to be. Every Firefighter should read it.

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  • Steve
  • 03-12-2019

poor narrator

i think the book is ok but the narrator keeps dropping his tone. cant hear him even with volume turned up all the way. didnt even make it past Ch 2.

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  • Robert
  • 28-05-2012

wish it was unabridged

If you could sum up Report from Engine Co. 82 in three words, what would they be?

First read this book in JR high. fell in love with Dennis as a auther. Read "Stely Blue". Became a vol Firefighter.

What other book might you compare Report from Engine Co. 82 to and why?

Steely Blue. Report from ground Zero. Fire Fighter.In Thier own words.

Which scene was your favorite?

No one scene. Totally enthraling 'spelling? lol'

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

PLEAS GET THE UNABRIDGED/////////

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  • Bruja
  • 03-08-2018

PUTS YOU ASLEEP

Maybe the story was OK - dunno, because I couldn't stay interested long enough to find out. The reader talks in such a monotone, disinterested attitude that it's impossible to ride along. I anticipated a great firehouse book. In fact, it was written and read in such a boring style that I could listen to only an hour (hoping it would improve) before I gave up.

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