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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (694 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donald R. Burgett Narrator: David Guion Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2001 ISBN: 9780553754988
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In June 1944, the Allies launched a massive amphibious invasion against Nazi-held France. But under the cover of darkness, a new breed of fighting man leapt from airplanes through a bullet-stitched, tracer-lit sky to go behind German lines. These were the Screaming Eagles of the newly formed 101st Airborne Division. Their job was to strike terror into the Nazi defenders, delay reinforcements, and kill any enemy soldiers they met. In the next seven days, the men of the 101st fought some of the most ferocious close-quarter combat in all of World War II.

Now Donald R. Burgett looks back at the nonstop, nightmarish fighting across body-strewn fields, over enemy-held hedgerows, through blown-out towns and devastated forests. This harrowing you-are-there chronicle captures a baptism by fire of a young Private Burgett, his comrades, and a new air-mobile fighting force that would become a legend of war.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CD | 1/12/2014

    " A great personal account of the paratroopers and their role in the invasion of Europe in WWII. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 12/8/2013

    " Very intense, brutal, and with zero fat. It's kind of an unsentimental Saving Private Ryan. I want to read all of Burgett's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt | 12/2/2013

    " An excellent, detailed account of a WWII paratrooper in the early days of the European invasion. I'm looking forward to completing the other three titles! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mathew | 11/30/2013

    " First person account of a 101 Airborne trooper from basic training to D-Day. It will give you goosebumps. Fantastic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bamajohn | 11/16/2013

    " War is hell and this book proves it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 7/9/2013

    " Set in 1943, the author enlisted as a paratrooper. This book is a record of his encounter with war. The book has humor, pathos and it has violence and horror. I'd say it's quite a book if you care for this genre. I think it may be an entirely too accurate portrayal about of WWII. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J Allen | 10/5/2012

    " Excellent account of the Normandy landing and follow through in France. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seanna | 9/30/2012

    " This is one of the best war memoirs I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erick | 6/30/2012

    " An amazing autobiography from a soldier who fought a good fight. Burgett's writing style is not refined, but authentic. A must read for anyone who enjoys paratrooper stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 10/18/2011

    " Met the author at Utah Beach, Normandy in May 2008. Having been to several places mentioned in the book really enhanced the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 2/24/2011

    " I have read a lot of personal accounts on World War II, this is one of the best. It felt like I was there. I could not put it down. I have read it twice and may read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 11/19/2010

    " Good book that helps fill in some additional information about the 101st at Normandy. If you like Band of Brothers you need to read this one also... get balanced.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 5/6/2010

    " Very intense, brutal, and with zero fat. It's kind of an unsentimental Saving Private Ryan. I want to read all of Burgett's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 9/30/2009

    " Met the author at Utah Beach, Normandy in May 2008. Having been to several places mentioned in the book really enhanced the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hans | 1/5/2009

    " Was reading this book on a camping trip and my dad ripped it in half.
    I guess it was because I was only half german and He is all german. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mathew | 7/29/2008

    " First person account of a 101 Airborne trooper from basic training to D-Day. It will give you goosebumps. Fantastic! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 8/5/2007

    " Good book that helps fill in some additional information about the 101st at Normandy. If you like Band of Brothers you need to read this one also... get balanced.. "

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About the Narrator

David Guion is an actor and screenwriter. He is a founding member of the improvisational comedy group Circus Maximus and has appeared in numerous New York stage roles. He has recorded a number of audio books and is currently at work on two screenplays in development with Miramax and Disney.