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Summary

The new SAS epic from best-selling military historian Damien Lewis.

We share the triumphs and tragedies of a group of elite soldier trailblazers as they commit daring raids behind enemy lines in 1944, manage an against-the-odds escape to victory and then seek post-war retribution for the terrible murder of their captured comrades.

SAS Band of Brothers is replete with action, peppered with great characters and features two of the most daring escapes of WWII. It ends with the hunted becoming the hunters - a group of men intent on seeking out the Nazis responsible for their brethren's deaths, on an ultra-deniable SAS mission to avenge a war crime.

This is the new best seller from Damien Lewis. It bears all his hallmarks - an epic, unstoppable special-forces narrative based on hitherto unavailable personal testimony and private family archives.

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Fake Dialogue?

Whilst this is a fascinating story it is poorly read with the narrator providing quite laughable accents for some of the dialogue. And as to that dialogue I can only assume that it has been fabricated to add quite unnecessary drama to an already dramatic tale. Nobody has the inclination nor means to write down what they said or heard spoken on a night time raid behind enemy lines but here is the author providing specific lines of dialogue supposedly uttered in the middle of an attack. I don't think so. This worries me as you begin to wonder what else has been made up to beef up the story. If you like spiffing stories of derring-do without much regard for accuracy then this is the book for you, but don't buy the audiobook unless you like listening to a narrator trying hard but failing miserably to imitate any accent other than received English.

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Brilliantly researched and written.

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Damien has done a fantastic piece of work and it’s essential that this history and its people are never forgotten. The epilogue was very informative and it shows that governments do keep information undercover, some essential obviously but using war criminals who should have been tried and punished for their crimes, I question the integrity of that.

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Incredible Story

Truly eye opening what these men went through. As well as the SOE etc . Absolute Legends and the Bravest of Men/ Women. Great Narration and perfectly written by Mr Lewis.

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Listen to true heroism

fantastic book. Well written and well researched account of the SABU 70 raiders mission. Brings life to a legendary mission undertaken by the extremely brave men of the SAS. The narrator nailed it. Listen.... you will not regret it

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Really enjoyable and informative about the mission and resulting actions to catch the culprits & get justice

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Great listen

Really enjoyed everything about this from the story to the performance. Great to hear these previously untold stories about the SAS in Europe.

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dad band of brothers

loved it part of history a must read for history lovers of second world war.

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very good

very interesting book with incredible details, despite some dodgy accents I would highly recommend

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Exceptionally good

Extraordinary stories of bravery and courage, would make a fantastic film or TV series

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Heroes

What a great story of true heroes who gave there lives to defend our country.