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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (27,284 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen E. Ambrose Narrator: Tim Jerome Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, US 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 on 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 heroes. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “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

  • “A valuable and fascinating record…In these pages, the reader can vicariously walk with the men of E Company, suffer and laugh with them.” 


  • “This is a terrific read for WW II action buffs.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As grippingly as any novelist, preeminent World War II historian Stephen Ambrose tells the horrifying, hallucinatory saga of Easy Company.”  

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “The story of this company is riveting.” 

    Kirkus Reviews 

  • “This book accurately describes the lives of the men who bore the brunt of war. If a library could make only one purchase covering the American soldier in combat during World War II in Europe, this would be the book.” 

    Library Journal

  • An Audie Award Finalist
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael | 2/19/2014

    " This is a great book for any history buff. Ambrose's narrative style makes it read more like a novel, but it's certainly a historical non-fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tim | 2/11/2014

    " not sure what I expected from this. Pulled it from my father-in-law's bookshelf and started reading it--the French version. Its strengths are its narrative clarity and the basis in interviews with members of the Company. It was fun to be reading it in France over the anniversary of DDay. But it is way too much an homage, and the repeated assertion that the US prevailed in France because we had "citizen soldiers" grates after a while. Not a word about the Russians... And that line of argument runs too close to Victor Hanson's neocon argument in Carnage and Culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephen | 2/10/2014

    " Very well-written but I would feel better about Ambrose if he had not been sloppy in his source attributions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kira | 2/7/2014

    " I finished reading this yesterday, fitting that it was Memorial Day. I believe that everyone should read this book. This group of men found something that you don't find too often in the military or outside of it. They bonded through so much. Even towards the ends of the lives of those who survived they were still very close. The horrors of war should never happen but they do. Even though I only have a small understanding of what happened in WWII, I am glad I at least know a few things. I'm so grateful for those that fought for our freedom. I hope I never take it for granted. I was also able to watch a few episodes of "Band of Brother's" that were on HBO. They are very well done and add so much to the book. I highly recommend it! "

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