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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (252 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dennis Smith Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2002 ISBN: 9781598872484
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Dennis Smith worked as a firefighter in the South Bronx of New York City, and the graphic detail and gripping prose of this firefighting classic drives the most important, accomplished, terrifying book ever published on firefighting. With over two million copies in print, this book struck a nerve within the nation when it was first published thirty years ago. Today it gains even greater resonance for those still trying to make sense of the deaths of so many New York firefighters on September 11 and for those inspired by the tireless work of firefighters and other rescue personnel in the aftermath of the destruction. Dennis Smith describes the bravery, heroism, camaraderie, and unflinching courage of New York’s bravest, demonstrating how firefighters everywhere have become the most respected of American heroes.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenell Hollett | 1/17/2014

    " This was THE BOOK that turned me into a reader. Read it in high school and have read it many times since. I highly recommend this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/17/2014

    " Dennis Smith is probably the foremost fire book author ever and opened up a whole genre. Doesn't hurt that he covers the most turbulent period any fire department has ever faced and the elite of all fire departments...FDNY. Great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/15/2014

    " This book is one of my favorite books, and does such a fantastic job of getting the reader to see the reality of what life was like in the South Bronx during the 60's and 70's. It is a book that can be read and re-read over and over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 12/7/2013

    " Great intro to the "War Years" of firefighting in NYC. "

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

    " Great old school book talking about the FDNY in the late 1960's and early 1970's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 11/24/2013

    " Legendary. What life was like in the "War Years". These are some of the FDNY's heavyweights. The way Mr. Smith describes the characters in the firehouse, will put you right at the kitchen table. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 11/15/2013

    " Had to read this because my father worked in this firehouse with the author and was involved in some of the stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ray Dinterman | 11/8/2013

    " I have been trying to remember what books I read "first". Those books picked up at the drug store (Waldenbooks did not open in my town until 1974). This was one that came to mind, published in '72. What a flashback, I need to find a copy to read again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoklass | 10/24/2013

    " This is what it's really like in the FDNY. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. Dallas | 7/4/2013

    " One of the first and best books ever written about the fire service. It grabs you from the first page and pulls you through the challenges, danger and heartbreak of Americas Bravest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/5/2013

    " Wonderful book, great explanation of how fire departments and companies work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zinaid | 1/6/2013

    " Quite an interesting read. This book was recommended to all of us at the station by a fellow firefighter who enjoyed the writing style and I agree, it was very well written. I love that he captured the daily grind of a station, from the thought out dinners to the endless jokes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 3/23/2012

    " This book was recommended to me by Ted Truscott. As he warned, once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. I'm not sure what was more moving about the book - the dedication of the men or the horrid circumstances for the residents of the South Bronx. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane | 8/17/2011

    " great book highly recomended for anybody in emergency services. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 8/10/2011

    " This book made me want to become a fire fighter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon Zink | 5/28/2011

    " I listened to this book on CDs. It was well written and informative. It kept my attention. I am glad this fireman decided to write! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 4/3/2011

    " It is a best-selling classic, the first-ever literary firefighting memoir and, even after more than 40 years, it is highly recommended by readers with a passion for firefighting memoirs. Timeless and powerful, Report From Engine Co. 82 is a book that cannot be put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 2/21/2011

    " I listened to this book on CDs. It was well written and informative. It kept my attention. I am glad this fireman decided to write! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 7/22/2010

    " Had to read this because my father worked in this firehouse with the author and was involved in some of the stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ray | 9/16/2009

    " I have been trying to remember what books I read "first". Those books picked up at the drug store (Waldenbooks did not open in my town until 1974). This was one that came to mind, published in '72. What a flashback, I need to find a copy to read again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoklass | 2/2/2009

    " This is what it's really like in the FDNY. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane | 10/23/2008

    " great book highly recomended for anybody in emergency services. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 2/11/2008

    " Legendary. What life was like in the "War Years". These are some of the FDNY's heavyweights. The way Mr. Smith describes the characters in the firehouse, will put you right at the kitchen table. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 6/5/2007

    " Dennis Smith is probably the foremost fire book author ever and opened up a whole genre. Doesn't hurt that he covers the most turbulent period any fire department has ever faced and the elite of all fire departments...FDNY. Great read! "

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About the Author

Dennis Smith is a retired New York City firefighter. He stayed in the fire department an additional nineteen years after the success of his first book, Report from Engine Co. 82. He is the author of numerous books including several other bestsellers about firefighting. He founded Firehouse Magazine and has become an outstanding spokesman for firefighters nationwide. He is currently chairman of First Responders Financial Company and lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.