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This book kept me up nights listening...a tremendous piece of work, very well read by the narrator, it gives you a fly on the wall perspective of the subject.
If this subject matter, being on the ground with the valiant men, interests you, look no further than this incredible book..
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
No. The book really needed much tighter editing, especially for audio. Without any maps, it is very hard to keep track of what is going on where (much like the problem the paras had that first night and day). IT jumps so much from one person's story to the next that it is very jumbling. I finally gave up and returned it about 1/4 through. In some ways it is great to hear the personal accounts of all these men, but it does not make for an interesting audio book since the narrator's voice never changes whether in a firefight or eating rations.This could be a good nightstand hard copy book, as you could easily read a few or dozen pages, follow that on a map, then pick it up later. There are just too many short experiences for an audiobook this long.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Runnette’s performances?
Could you see D-Day with the Screaming Eagles being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Actually it could be an interesting film or TV series like "Band of Brothers" which it actually is. Lt. Winters pops up several times in early events.
Any additional comments?
A better audio production and perhaps a companion file of maps could make this much more interesting. The narrator really needs to put more "moment by moment" life-death tension and excitement in the words.
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loved how the stories make you feel like you are tight in the action! I highly recommend.