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Author: Patrick K. O’Donnell Narrator: John Pruden Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481556279

Publisher Description

An epic World War II story of valor, sacrifice, and the Rangers who led the way to victory in Europe

It is said that the right man in the right place at the right time can make the difference between victory and defeat. This is the dramatic story of sixty-eight soldiers of the US Army's Second Ranger Battalion, D Company—Dog Company—who made that difference, time and again.

From D-day, when German guns atop Pointe du Hoc threatened the Allied landings and the men of Dog Company scaled the ninety-foot cliffs to destroy them; to the thickly forested slopes of Hill 400, in Germany's Hürtgen Forest, where the Rangers launched a desperate bayonet charge across an open field, captured the crucial hill, and held it against all odds. In each battle, the men of Dog Company made the difference.

Dog Company is their unforgettable story—thoroughly researched and vividly told by acclaimed combat historian Patrick K. O'Donnell—a story of extraordinary bravery, courage, and determination. America had many heroes in World War II, but few can say that, but for them, the course of the war may have been very different. The right men, in the right place, at the right time—Dog Company.

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  • “Long admired for his powerful combat narratives, with Dog Company O’Donnell has produced his finest book yet. A fascinating tale of extraordinary heroism.”

    - Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Patrick O’Donnell has set the gold standard for war histories rich in color, drama, and detail. With Dog Company, he’s hit that high mark once more. Drawing on a trove of government reports plus hundreds of in-depth interviews with the men who fought, O’Donnell takes you from the scaling of Pointe du Hoc’s murderous cliffs on the Normandy coast to the Battle of the Bulge and into the rubble of Germany. World War II comes to life through the eyes of this one company of intrepid US Army Rangers.”

    - Douglas Waller, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Inspiring story of the Army’s Second Ranger Battalion, Company D (Dog Company), from battle historian O'Donnell…A worthy tribute honoring each member of a small group of volunteers who responded to the call of duty.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “An intimate history in the Band of Brothers tradition. Only a gifted combat historian like Patrick O’Donnell could bring Dog Company’s story to life with such stunning immediacy and well-researched accuracy. Chock full of pulse-pounding action and keen insight, this book is a true page-turner.”

    - John C. McManus, author of September Hope
  • “No World War II historian can tell the story of the US Army Rangers better than Pat O’Donnell, and in his book Dog Company he has managed to relate the remarkable history of a single Ranger company in an informative and entertaining way. It is a great read, and I recommend it highly, both to history buffs and those with only a passing interest in America’s past."

    - Joseph Balkoski, author of Omaha Beach
  • “Wow! Another victory for Patrick O’Donnell, who really captures the spirit of this elite group of Rangers—possibly the toughest fighting force America has ever put together. Dog Company is every bit as good as Stephen Ambrose’s Band of Brothers, and likely even better.”

    - Flint Whitlock, author of If Chaos Reigns

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great narritive about a brave group of hard fighting men! Such sacrifice!!! "

    - Steve, 6/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A compelling story but not well told. The author had too many characters that attempted to track ( I think I see why as he wanted to honor them all) which became confusing. All said: this is an important story that should be honored. "

    - Mike, 6/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent descriptions of the training, hardships and battles of these inspiring American men that fought in WWII. These are the men that made our country safe for generations. Great interviews, too. Highly recommend. "

    - Denise, 5/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Outstanding in every aspect "

    - Jonathan, 5/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great read. Breaks D-Day down into the riveting stories of various members of Dog Company. It would make a great movie, but no one would believe it. Having been to the landing beaches of Normandy, this book put a lot into perspective for me. "

    - Bruce, 5/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " What an incredible account of WWII Rangers taking Point du Hoc and going all the way into Berlin. "

    - Francisco, 5/20/2013
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    " A decent telling of the history of D Company of 2nd Rangers Battalion during World War II. The author uses information/quotes from living members of the company plus standard historical resources. "

    - Ron, 5/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book following a company through Europe. Makes you thankful for the veterans who preserved, and still preserve, our freedom. "

    - Scottlmoritz, 12/5/2012

About the Author

Patrick K. O’Donnell is a bestselling military historian and the critically acclaimed author of numerous books, including Beyond Valor, Dog Company, and First SEALs. He has provided historical consulting for DreamWorks’ award-winning miniseries Band of Brothers and for documentaries produced by the BBC, the History Channel, and Fox News. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

About the Narrator

John Pruden is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. His exposure to many people, places, and experiences throughout his life provides a deep creative well from which he draws his narrative and vocal characterizations. His narration of The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers was chosen by the Washington Post as a Best Audiobook of 2010.