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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,308 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Audie Murphy Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The time is 1943, the place is Sicily, and the event is the start of the most remarkable career of any American infantryman in the war. Audie Murphy was a desperately poor eighteen-year-old orphan when he joined the Army, nineteen when he first saw a buddy die from an enemy bullet and an enemy die from one of his own. By V-E day, he had killed at least 240 Germans, had single-handedly destroyed a German tank in one battle and held off six tanks in another, and had become the most decorated soldier in American history, winning every medal his country offered, including the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Instantly recognized for its grim authenticity and its unblinking accounts of some of the most terrible fighting in the war, To Hell and Back became a bestseller and, in 1955, the basis for one of the most successful World War II films ever made, with Murphy playing himself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In all the research I’ve done on World War II combat veterans I cannot recall another story that involves so much up close and personal fighting.” 

    Tom Brokaw

  • “A book of raw honesty, clipped descriptions, and simple courage…[Grover Gardner] is quietly descriptive, and the listener can’t help being moved.”


  • “[Grover Gardner] brings this terse yet vivid and articulate memoir to life…[Gardner’s] clear and well-paced reading is a joy.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joe | 1/17/2014

    " This is an excellent depiction of what a Soldier and a leader experience in combat, and it comes from the best. If you're going to read any autobiographies or first-hand accounts of war, then read this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jay | 1/15/2014

    " Probably the best first-person account of WW II I've read. A close-up view of the war through the eyes of an infantryman who saw intense battle all over Europe, right up to the end of the war. Highly recommended book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chanda | 1/12/2014

    " I learned of this guy while looking for summer activities for AJ and came across the Cotton Museum/Audie Murphy Museum. I looked him up and was intruigued. He was the most decorated soldier of WWII. This is his biography and reads like a war movie. I couldn't put it down. I can't believe people can experience those kinds of things and move on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bonnie | 1/8/2014

    " True story of his experiences in WWII. I love this book not only because of it's story, but because my Dad fought with the author in WWII and I remember him talking to me about the experiences. "

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