Indestructible: The Unforgettable Story of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: D.K. Drum, Jack Lucas

Narrated By: Lloyd James

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2012

Duration: 5 hours 24 minutes


At the height of the Battle of Iwo Jima, the day after the island invasion began, Jack Lucas and three other Marines were attacking a Japanese pillbox when two enemy grenades landed in their midst. Private Lucas jumped on both of them, driving them into the volcanic ash. Then they exploded. Thus did a seventeen-year-old from North Carolina become the youngest soldier in the twentieth century—and the youngest Marine in history—to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Today, when Jack Lucas speaks, crowds gather to honor him and pay tribute to Marine heritage and pride. Mr. Lucas is as close a thing to a rock star as our World War II generation has.

Forward by Bob Dole

“Like so many other Medal of Honor recipients, [Lucas is] an unassuming sort of man. Like them, too, he has a story worth hearing, if only to remind us of what manner of man is designated by the word hero.”—Booklist


  • Jondeb

    A very good autobiography of an American hero. Moves along at a fast pace, good narration, and a fantastic story. Tells the story of Frank Lucas with all the warts and high points. Not a story of the Battle of Iwo Jima. Very interesting and recommended!

  • Chuck

    Over all I enjoyed the book tremendously. It moved really well through the story with never a dull moment. I found it moving. I had the pleasure and Honour of meeting Mr. Lucas once as he was visiting a Navy Hospital Corpsman friend of mine that he new from "Iwo". He was in our small hometown in North Carolina and had been in a monor car accident. I was the investigating Officer. I found Mr. Lucas to be a wonderful man. Full of "Vim and Vigor". We talked at length and I came away with a warm heart. I will never forget this true Amercan Hero.

  • tom

    This is the story of a genuine, maverick, hero. To do what he did is almost unthinkable in present day America. The book moved right along and is a rightful tribute to one of the best men America ever produced.

  • Jean

    This was an interesting story of a medal of honor winner of WWII. There was some repeating of a paragraph several times during the story. I think that is was an editing problem. Lloyd James did a good job in reading the story. It is interesting to see the change of attitude toward our country since the 1940's.

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed the book and found it most interesting. The reader of the story is the best I have ever heard.

  • Anonymous

    Overall I felt it was a good book. I was glad to have read it. I found it interesting.

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