Band of Brothers
E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
4 hours and 35 minutes
Other Versions - Band of Brothers
Narrator Tim Jerome - Unabridged
Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden.
Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150 percent casualities and considered the Purple Heart a badge of office. Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers' journals and letters, Stephen Ambrose tell the stories—often in the men's own words—of these American hereoes.
Audio Book Reviews
San Francisco Chronicle A first-class explanation of what crack infantry troops are like...Addicts of military history will relish its finely detailed account....Stephen Ambrose's thorough research and clear organization have produced a highly readable account of the heroic service of this "band of brothers" he so unstintedly admires.
The New York Times Book Review As a member of just such a unit...I am impressed by how well Mr. Ambrose has captured the true essence of a combat rifle company.
The Times-Picayune A valuable and fascinating record...In these pages, the reader can vicariously walk with the men of E Company, suffer and laugh with them.
Publishers Weekly This is a terrific read for WW II action buffs.
About the Author - Stephen E. Ambrose
Dr. Stephen Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than 30 books. Among his New York Times best-sellers are: Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, and Undaunted Courage.
He was not only a great author, but also a captivating speaker, with the unique ability to provide insight into the future by employing his profound knowledge of the past. His stories demonstrate how leaders use trust, friendship and shared experiences to work together and thrive during conflict and change. His philosophy about keeping an audience engaged is put best in his own words:As I sit at my computer, or stand at the podium, I think of myself as sitting around the campfire after a day on the trail, telling stories that I hope will have the members of the audience, or the readers, leaning forward just a bit, wanting to know what happens next.
Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans. He was the Director Emeritus of the Eisenhower Center in New Orleans, and the founder of the National D-Day Museum. He was also a contributing editor for the Quarterly Journal of Military History, a member of the board of directors for American Rivers, and a member of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council Board.
His talents have not gone unnoticed by the film industry. Dr. Ambrose was the historical consultant for Steven Spielberg's movie Saving Private Ryan. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks purchased the film rights to his books Citizen Soldiers and Band of Brothers to make the 13-hour HBO mini-series Band of Brothers.
He has also participated in numerous national television programs, including ones for the History Channel and National Geographic.
Audio Books By - Stephen E. Ambrose
Citizen Soldiers - Narrator Cotter Smith - Abridged
Citizen Soldiers - Narrator George Wilson - Unabridged
The Wild Blue - Narrator Jeffrey DeMunn - Unabridged
Undaunted Courage - Narrator Cotter Smith - Abridged
D-Day - Narrator Jesse Boggs - Unabridged
The Wild Blue - Narrator Jeffrey DeMunn - Abridged
Comrades - Narrator Stephen E. Ambrose - Abridged
The Victors - Narrator Cotter Smith - Abridged
D-Day - Narrator Stephen E. Ambrose - Abridged
To America - Narrator Jeffrey DeMunn - Abridged
To America - Narrator Henry Strozier - Unabridged
Comrades - Narrator Nelson Runger - Unabridged