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Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Cole C. Kingseed, Major Dick Winters

Narrated By: Tom Weiner

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: April 2006

Duration: 9 hours 57 minutes

Summary:

In war, great commanders lead soldiers into hell to do the impossible. They were called the Easy Company—but their mission was never easy. Immortalized as the Band of Brothers, they suffered huge casualties while liberating Europe in an unparalleled record of bravery under fire. Dick Winters led them through the Battle of the Bulge, the attack on Foy—where Easy Company reached its breaking point — and finally into Germany, by which time each member had been wounded. Outside Munich, they liberated an S.S. death camp and captured Berchtesgaden, Hitler's alpine retreat.

Beyond Band of Brothers is Winters's memoir, based on his wartime diary, but it also includes his comrades' untold stories. Only Winters was present from the activation of Easy Company until the war's end. This is their story, told in his words for the first time.

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  • Joy Perkins

    Loved the book, it was everything I expected to be and more, but that narrator made listening to the book just one very long and miserable experience. Absolutely no life or passion in his voice; at times he read too fast. So disappointed because of the narration.

  • Robert Lanois

    If you want to know more about Band of Brothers this book tells it to you. These citizen soldiers took hero to the next level.

  • Stephen White

    I was interested ti read this after seeing the HBO series. The person that came across in the book was far different than the one that was portrayed in the mini-series. A little more self indulgent than I expected. Additionally, the person who read this book should be horse whipped. The annoying voices he used detracted from the story greatly. On the whole it was worth while but expect to be annoyed a bit.

  • Anonymous

    I am a big fan of Major Winters. I have read every book by or about him. This book is worth the read but is my least favorite of all. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it. The book reader was the worst I have ever heard. He tries to come up with an original voice for each person in the book. He was horrible and pitiful. If not for Major Winters I would have stopped the book after chapter one.

  • Bonnie

    Just too goody - goody. I find it hard to believe that he was this pristine and pure while in the service. The book strikes me as self indulgent and full of memories that have been "cleansed" through the intervening years. Listen to Band of Brothers by Ambrose and skip this.