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D-Day: June 6, 1944 : The Climactic Battle of WWII

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen E. Ambrose

Narrated By: Jesse Boggs

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: November 2012

Duration: 25 hours 17 minutes

Summary:

They wanted to be throwing baseballs, not hand grenades, shooting .22s at rabbits, not M-1s at other men. But when the test came, when freedom had to be fought for or abandoned, they fought.
They were soldiers of democracy.
They were the men of D-Day.
When Hitler declared war on the United States, he bet that the young men brought up in the Hitler Youth would outfight the youngsters brought up in the Boy Scouts. Now, in this magnificent retelling of the war's most climactic battle, acclaimed Eisenhower biographer and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose tells how wrong Hitler was.
Drawing on hundreds of oral histories as well as never-before-available information from around the world, Ambrose tells the true story of how the Allies broke through Hitler's Atlantic Wall, revealing that the intricate plan for the invasion had to be abandoned before the first shot was fired. Focusing on the 24 hours of June 6, 1944, D-Day brings to life the stories of the men and women who made history -- from top Allied and Axis strategic commanders to the citizen soldiers whose heroic initiative saved the day.
From high-level politics to hand-to-hand combat, from winner-take-all strategy to survival under fire, here is history more gripping than any thriller -- the epic story of democracy's victory over totalitarianism.

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  • Daan Mets

    The book is excellent and tells the Overlord story in great detail. I will definitly listen to it again to get more of the details in! The narration is just bad.. The narrator absolutely butchers every German and Dutch word he comes across and even manages to make mistakes in English placenames. To not take the slightest effort in doing the research on how to pronounce words is bad enough on its own as a professional voice actor, but with the number of times 'Ost-Battalions' come up in this book it really is infuriating to hear the same mistake being made again and again. Hitlerjogend? Arnheim? These aren't ancients languages you know... get someone in Europe on the line and get a sense of how these things are pronounced. You are forgiven if the pronounciations are slightly off, but to butcher them like this in a (presumably professional) narration is is just plain insulting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Veronica Galego

    Outstanding!

  • jonathan Strahan

    very good book, I have enjoyed and will read again.

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