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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (554 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcus Brotherton Narrator: George K. Wilson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781400183746
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They were the men of the now-legendary Easy Company. After almost two years of hard training, they parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and, later, Operation Market Garden. They fought their way through Belgium, France, and Germany, survived overwhelming odds, liberated concentration camps, and drank a victory toast in April 1945 at Hitler's hideout in the Alps. Here, revealed for the first time, are stories of war, sacrifice, and courage as experienced by one of the most revered combat units in military history. In We Who Are Alive and Remain, twenty men who were there and are alive today-and the families of three deceased others-recount the horrors and the victories, the bonds they made, the tears and blood they shed, and the brothers they lost. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Presents the ordeal of war for the horror it truly is, yet it also shows how the indomitable spirit of ordinary citizens can prevail and triumph in the face of incredible odds.”

    Robyn Post coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends

  • George Wilson distinguishes the men with varying accents, tone, and pacing. He melds their individual stories into a blend that flows easily. AudioFile
  • “Imagine being able to sit down and listen to twenty veterans of one of the most fabled American military units of World War II tell their personal war stories…That priceless opportunity is here in Marcus Brotherton’s fascinating collection of oral histories by a remarkable group of American heroes. Be amazed, be humbled.”

    Flint Whitlock, Pulitzer-nominated author and military historian author of The Fighting First

  • “George Wilson distinguishes the men with varying accents, tone, and pacing. He melds their individual stories into a blend that flows easily.”

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  • “This book adds valuable and fascinating information from men in E Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne …. These are men who volunteered for their duty because they wanted to be the best in the army. They are some of the finest men I know-both then, and today.”

    Tech. Sgt. Don Malarkey member of Easy Company and author of Easy Company Soldier

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louie Zulueta | 2/18/2014

    " Good to read about the other guys of Easy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bpw White | 1/24/2014

    " WWII primary interviews. How could I not love this? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 1/24/2014

    " I could not put it down! One of the better military history books I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dr. Michael Galvin | 1/22/2014

    " A great companion to Stephen Ambrose's Band Of Brothers "

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

    " The thing that sticks out most for me, is the differeing views about Captain Sobel compared to the ones in the Stephen Ambrose book. It proves that everyone perceives things differently. I'm glad I was able to read about a different side of the story. The contribution from Sobel's son was very interesting and eye opening. All three contributions at the end were very moving, in fact. Getting information straight from the members of Easy Company, instead of translated by an author gave the big a more initmate feeling. Too bad other members couldn't contribute because of other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd Miles | 1/7/2014

    " This is a very enjoyable read built entirely from transcripts of interviews of the remaining soldiers from E Company of the 101 Airborne. The book follows each of the soldiers from their enlistment to their discharge with a final section on where they are now and what happened after the war. Although it cannot compete with the memoirs of the individuals already published, it is a good book and an solid contribution to the genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 12/11/2013

    " Oral histories of 20 surviving members of Easy Company made famous by the book and HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. Provides greater perspective on the company and the individual experiences of a good cross section of its members. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana | 11/17/2013

    " I loved the book, finished it last summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Hauser | 11/16/2013

    " If you like the human side of the war then this is as good or maybe better then the original Band of Brothers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 10/15/2013

    " Not quite as compelling as the original Band of Brothers book, but a good retelling of the experiences of Easy Company (of the 101st Paratroopers) in their own words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivi | 10/10/2013

    " A good read, simple but conveys the humour and heartache of men in the battlefield. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Allen | 6/17/2013

    " I like the idea that Brotherton gave other members of Easy and/or their families a chance to tell their stories. The book helps to clear up some question and also corrects some errors from the Band of Brothers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 5/22/2013

    " Read this on Memorial Day. Appropriate, I thought. These men were incredibly brave. A good reminder of what men are capable of... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vincent O'Neil | 1/9/2013

    " An excellent companion book to BAND OF BROTHERS, with a fascinating section on what the future members of Easy Company, 2-506th PIR were doing prior to the war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Dockery | 12/8/2012

    " Personal accounts from interviews as well as follow-up interviews with family members. Very well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 10/19/2012

    " Great book lets you live through the battles this brave men endured. Anyone who likes war and historical books will enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 5/2/2012

    " Having read every available book by a veteran of Easy Company (Band of Brothers), I was happy to see someone publish a collection of the other men still with us. It helped to fill in some gaps or complete stories from other points of view. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 4/3/2012

    " Not really a "stand alone" book. Need to read it with or after Stephen Ambrose's "Band of Brothers" book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Luongo | 1/15/2012

    " Nice addition to the history of the 506th PIR of the 101st Airborne, the famous "Band of Brothers." A number of interesting anecdotes from members of the unit and recollections from family members. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Hinsley | 10/6/2011

    " A successful kaleidescope of the 506th/101st AB. A fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 8/23/2011

    " good if you like band of brothers or WWII history "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Pilsch | 7/13/2011

    " I LOVED this! It focuses on men in Easy Company who weren't featured in Band of Brothers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Phipps | 6/4/2011

    " Loved it. This is a history buffs dream. Awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 4/20/2011

    " I could not put it down! One of the better military history books I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vincent | 3/8/2011

    " An excellent companion book to BAND OF BROTHERS, with a fascinating section on what the future members of Easy Company, 2-506th PIR were doing prior to the war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bpw | 10/6/2010

    " WWII primary interviews. How could I not love this? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 8/18/2010

    " Oral histories of 20 surviving members of Easy Company made famous by the book and HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. Provides greater perspective on the company and the individual experiences of a good cross section of its members. "

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About the Author

Marcus Brotherton is a journalist and professional writer known internationally for his literary collaborations with high-profile public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel. He has authored or coauthored more than twenty-five books, including biographies and directive nonfiction. 

About the Narrator

George K. Wilson is a working actor in stage, film, television, and commercials with almost one hundred audiobook narrations to his credit. He began in broadcast journalism with American Forces Radio and Television and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He had a lead role in the cult film classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and appeared on television’s One Life to Live, Ryan’s Hope, and The Doctors and has been heard on voice-overs for The Guiding Light and The Cosby Show, as well as many television and radio commercials.