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We listened to this on our trip to the D-Day sights of Normandy this summer and it made the trip really come alive. There is a small amount of swearing and my 10 year old probably only caught snippits, but it really makes you want to visit the sites, like Pegasus Bridge and Point-le-Hoc, armed with a powerful sense of what happened there. Stephen Ambrose makes a fantastic tour-guide!
If you plan to listen to Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose, then i recommend listening to D-Day first. The reason for this is because D-Day is a good overview of the build up and execution of Overlord from a leadership perspective (on both the American and German sides, but mostly American). After listening to this book, you will have a good feel for what the plan is and how it was executed. Then, when listening to one story about a specific group of men, as with Band of Brothers, it will be easier to follow having already listened to D-Day. At least, it was for me. Also, I like Ambrose's 'GI accent', it adds to the atmosphere of the book.
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Stephen Ambrose is the man! Nobody can tell a story like he does. The author does a great job bringing these events to life in a way that makes you feel as if you were there. I'm still amazed at the heroics our boys had in Normandy!
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