Airborne: The Combat Story of Ed Shames of Easy Company

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ian Gardner

Narrated By: P.J. Ochlan

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: April 2015

Duration: 10 hours 8 minutes


Some men are born to be warriors, and Ed Shames is one of these men. His incredible combat record includes service at DDay, Operation Market Garden, Bastogne and finally in Germany itself. He was the first man in the Dachau concentration camp and captured Hitler's infamous Eagle's nest. Shames appeared in


  • Todd S

    This book is different from the others ones written by other members of Easy Company. First, the book focuses on a platoon not given much attention in the other books. Second, Ed Shames' book provides great detail about his movements during the war especially during battle. During the Battle of the Bulge, the book takes many pages to describe exactly what 3rd platoon was doing. Clearly, the authors put in considerable time researching troop movements prior to writing the book. Being the military history nut that I am, I enjoyed the book and the details of what happened during the war. For anyone who shares my interest, Airborne is a must read (or listen).