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3.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 5 3.75 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lt. Lynn “Buck” Compton, Marcus Brotherton Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781400177349
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As part of the elite 101st Airborne paratroopers, Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton fought in the critical battles of Normandy and Market Garden and in the freezing cold of Bastogne. Easy Company, immortalized as the Band of Brothers, stands today as an unparalleled icon of brotherhood and bravery under fire. Here, Compton tells his own story for the first time, revealing how the skills, work ethic, and discipline he learned as a young man served as the foundation for the courage and selflessness he displayed during the deadliest conflict of the twentieth century. From his years as a two-sport UCLA star who played baseball with Jackie Robinson and football in the 1943 Rose Bowl, through his legendary post–World War II legal career as a prosecutor, in which he helped convict Sirhan Sirhan for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy, Compton truly embodies the American dream: college sports star, esteemed combat veteran, detective, attorney, and judge. This is the true story of a real-life hero who traveled to a faraway place and put his life on the line for the cause of freedom-and an insightful memoir about courage, leadership, camaraderie, compassion, and the opportunities for success that can only happen in America. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Riss | 2/18/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book! Its a worth a read if you are into knowing about Buck Compton. His writing shows a lot of character and I hardly noticed the typos here and there because I was so intrigued with his story. He lived an amazing life and it was an honor to read about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 1/29/2014

    " If you have seen or read "Band of Brothers" you'll find this interesting. I enjoy finding out what happened after the war was over. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fred Fenimore | 1/5/2014

    " The problem with this book isn't how its written because it is pretty interesting. The problem is the constant sniping by the author against fellow Americans. The book closes with a depressing jingoistic chapter that, like Heinlein's later works, you just with an editor would have excised out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandie | 12/25/2013

    " A great book by a humble man! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/16/2013

    " i love wwII histories, etc. this guy was featured in the band of brothers book/movie. i love that he went on to become a great citizen. he actually prosecuted sirhan sirhan. pretty interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 12/14/2013

    " Well, this book took only one day to read. An amazing story about an amazing man. If you read or saw the HBO series, "Band of Brothers," you will enjoy this book. From his days growing up during the depression to his time as Justice of the California Appeals Court....it is a one day book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erick | 11/27/2013

    " I expected more. the theme of this book was apparently Compton's reaction to Band of Brothers. The only real input was Compton's background. There are very little battle stories and unit stories. Not worth reading out of the bookstore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary Guthmueller | 11/20/2013

    " Always interesting to see how different the Easy Co soldiers accounts are from the Band of Brothers book. I enjoyed reading about Bucks life after the war and his take on the R. Kennedy killing & trial. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 10/12/2013

    " Another great book from a hero from E Company 506 PIR. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Huimin | 6/28/2012

    " Admitedly, I got to know of this book through the HBO series Band of Brothers, but Call of Duty is so much more than a World War II memoir. It is an inspiring read about determination - to be the best you can be in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 3/5/2012

    " Buck Compton rules. He led an incredible life. Unlike the other Band of Brothers books, this book only had a little about his time during the war, it was mostly about before and after. His political and world views are spot on and it's fun to read about some of the things he's done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/20/2012

    " very enjoyable. I especially like when he would clarify with the Band of Brothers series (ie, this happened, this didn't, etc.) and he had a very impressive career after war. a very interesting autobiography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennelle | 2/25/2010

    " Great book. I liked that misconceptions and inaccuracies were cleared up. There was some skipping around chronilogically speaking, but keep in mind that the man was 80 some years old when he was writing this. Definitely well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/14/2010

    " This is Buck Compton's take on the World War II "Band of Brothers" story first recorded by Stephen Ambrose. He spends quite a bit of time fleshing out his back story and the events that happened after the war. It was a neat read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nat | 10/19/2009

    " Had a lot more to do with post-war life. Inspiring person, especially as some of his personal problems align with my own. That's what struck me the most "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitnie | 8/9/2009

    " Loved it. He is a great story teller and it was like listening to your grandfather tell you a story. I didn't want to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt | 12/29/2008

    " An excelled account of an amazing life, being lived to the fullest in so many ways. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marjet Manenschijn | 10/30/2008

    " Ik had verwacht dat het boek grotendeels over het leven van "Buck" Compton tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog zou gaan. Dit is niet het geval. Het gaat meer over zijn leven voor en na de TweedevWereldoorlog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin Lemos | 8/29/2008

    " Very good book. Never dull for me. Life story of someone who answered the call when his country called. Glad I picked this up to read after watching Band Of Brothers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carlo | 7/30/2008

    " This book is nothing more than a curmudgeonly old bastard/ epic war hero talking about everything that's wrong in Band of Brothers and a massive rant on how much he hates the Left. "

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About the Author

Lt. Lynn “Buck” Compton has been a collegiate sports star, esteemed war veteran, detective, attorney, and judge. As a second lieutenant during World War II, Compton commanded the second platoon of Easy Company in the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Division.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.