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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (853 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Don Malarkey Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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Sgt. Don Malarkey takes us not only into the battles fought from Normandy to Germany, but into the heart and mind of a soldier who beat the odds to become an elite paratrooper and lost his best friend during the nightmarish engagement at Bastogne.

Drafted in 1942, Malarkey arrived at Taccoa Camp in Georgia and was the one in six soldiers who earned their Eagle wings and went to England in 1943 to provide ground cover for the largest amphibious military attack in history: Operation Overlord.

In the darkness of D-Day morning, Malarkey parachuted into France and, within days, was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroism in battle. He fought for 23 days in Normandy, nearly 80 in Holland, 39 in Bastogne, and nearly 30 more in and near Haguenau, France, and the Ruhr pocket in Germany.

This is his dramatic tale of those bloody days fighting his way from the shores of France to the heartland of Germany, and the epic story of how an adventurous kid from Oregon became a leader of men. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah Gilbert | 2/16/2014

    " fantastic book..could not put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Lambert | 2/6/2014

    " A great story of several encompassed by the Band of Brothers saga. Quite clear at end about how he paid a price personally for the ferocity and tenaciousness of his units fighting capabilities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matty | 2/2/2014

    " Nice read, taking you on an interesting journey into the battles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Van Kerckhove | 1/13/2014

    " If you know Band of Brothers, you know the basic plot, but it's pretty awesome hearing Sgt Malarkey's own perspective and learning about his life before and after the war. The real and Scott Grimes portrayed Malarkey are favorite standouts of the mini-series. This book brings him even closer to home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 kit | 1/11/2014

    " One of my favorite books of all time! Malark's journey fighting in the war is heart wrenching and the boys of E Company are my heroes. God bless them for their bravery. Seriously, everyone should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 12/30/2013

    " Awesome story!!! Even better after seeing Band of Brothers. Gave me an even greater appreciation for our soldiers. I can only imagine what it must be like fighting wars in the 21st century. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 12/5/2013

    " In my opinion, one of the better books by Easy Company men. Very well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 11/25/2013

    " I'm not much of a war junkie, but this book roped me in. I've met Don Malarky. An amazing man. He makes many allusions to the North West and I've been so many of the places he speaks about. It's a moving story that really throws you into the mind of a war vet. I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitchell Le | 11/24/2013

    " I originally read this as part of my AP US History Subject Essay. Don Malarkey's story revolves around his time as a Brother in the famed Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne "Screamin Eagles". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 11/10/2013

    " Great!!! It really made WWII come alive for me. I loved watching "Band of Brothers" and this is one of the men who was there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda | 7/8/2013

    " I enjoyed this book immensely. Sgt. Malarkey has an easy to read writing style. I enjoyed his descriptive, honest and sometimes irreverent stories. I greatly admire this man who had the courage to not only face the "wave" of memories from the past but to share them in a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 6/2/2013

    " Great book by another quiet hero! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jed | 3/30/2013

    " The story of one the best companies of WWII from one of the old soldiers. He sets some things strait and gives great detail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ainetheon | 11/13/2012

    " One of the books I bought after watching the Band Of Brothers DVD set. I was not disappointed and is worthy of a second reaxding - if I ever get around to that! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie Schnell | 3/27/2012

    " I can never get enough of this story! Excellent book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck Bradley | 4/22/2011

    " The straight story from a guy who was there. (Marianne's Dad) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 1/25/2011

    " fantastic book..could not put it down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky | 8/24/2010

    " Absolutely amazing book.
    Malarkey's writing is brilliant and touching. Having read Band of Brothers and seen the miniseries, I knew what was going to happen, yet I was still reduced to tears at several moments during the book and especially at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 8/13/2010

    " Great!!! It really made WWII come alive for me. I loved watching "Band of Brothers" and this is one of the men who was there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 7/11/2010

    " A great story of several encompassed by the Band of Brothers saga. Quite clear at end about how he paid a price personally for the ferocity and tenaciousness of his units fighting capabilities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 5/10/2010

    " great addition to the "easy" company story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 3/29/2010

    " I truly could not have more respect for the men of Easy Company. Excellent book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Xmirandax | 2/11/2010

    " I enjoyed this book immensely. Sgt. Malarkey has an easy to read writing style. I enjoyed his descriptive, honest and sometimes irreverent stories. I greatly admire this man who had the courage to not only face the "wave" of memories from the past but to share them in a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/12/2010

    " Great book by another quiet hero! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 9/29/2009

    " Another good supplement to Ambrose's Band of Brothers. Fills in more details about Mr. Malarkey's childhood and the war that you don't get from Band of Brothers. "

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About the Narrator

John Bedford Lloyd, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has appeared in many major motion pictures, including The Bourne Supremacy, Crossing Delancey, The Abyss, The Manchurian Candidate, and Philadelphia. His television credits include Suits, Pan Am, Law & Order, Spin City, and The West Wing. A critically acclaimed audiobook narrator and winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award, his voice work includes reading for such authors as Michael Crichton, Nicholas Sparks, Paul Doiron, and Atul Gawande, among others. He is the winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards.