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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (27,354 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen E. Ambrose Narrator: Cotter Smith Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mr. Ambrose has captured the true essence of a combat rifle company.” 

    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.” 

    Time-Picayune

  • “A terrific read for WW II actions buffs.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Moving, poignant, and uplifting, this book is highly recommended for medium and large World War II collections.” 

    Booklist

  • “This investigation of the European theater of WWII would have been easy for Smith to produce as mere melodrama. But he holds back, and the result is a powerful tale told in their own words by the men of this century’s last great war. Smith proves conclusively that real stories of courage and honor don’t need false bravado to communicate their poignant messages of camaraderie in the face of horror, horror in the service of necessity, necessity in the pursuit of liberty.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather | 2/17/2014

    " This is a great book. Stephen E. Ambrose was a great historian who recently passed away. This is his time period and this is one of the best World War II books I have ever read. It was eventually adapted into an HBO miniseries so if you don't want to read the book, watch the miniseries because the miniseries sticks very close to the book. The book is not that long, nor is it that dense but the reader comes to know and love the 101st Airborne Easy company. Those men were so brave and did so much for our country and that shows through this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stacy | 2/3/2014

    " Very enjoyable book, I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could. It's a quick read - almost too quick in fact. Many of the stories just give you a quick idea of what the soldiers were going through, much of it went by a bit too fast for me. I kept wanting more information. Can't wait to re-watch the HBO series since it really explores all of the stories in much more detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Faith | 2/1/2014

    " Absolutely fantastic and well written! One of the best books I've read this school year! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Keith Wagner | 1/26/2014

    " This is a must read especially if you read D-Day by Ambrose. "

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