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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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One of his best yet.

I knew it would be good and I wasn't disappointed. Liked how much time was spent on the operation and each team member getting his story told. The accents are a bit iffy but it helps create a picture for each person. Not as much time spent on the hunt for the offenders that I would of liked but it is covered in another book.

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Good till final third

A really compelling story explained as always by the author very well. The performance could lose the accents. However I got all the way through to the final third and it became very familiar. I even questioned if I had listened to this before??

However the last couple of chapters as the basic outlines of the author’s other “Hunting Nazi” book.

A good listen but if you have a lot of the authors books slightly repeating himself.

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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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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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Astounding

This book follows the fortunes and mis-fortunes of the 12 SAS men that constituted the SABU 70 raid in France 1944. Their `unorthodox, unthinkable and outright daring` thoroughly researched and well written by the author and well told by the narrator, whose accents gave different voice to each indiviual character. Above all this is a Damien Lewis book. Enough said.

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Thrilling brave and tragic heroes that gave all

A story for generations to listen to of brave men that shaped the past to give the world a future and the base of which the future sas is so bravely built

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Unbelievable bravery

The story of the bravery of the troopers, I could not to stop listening to there story.

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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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poorly read out as an audio book

great story but the voice is irritating to listen too. such a shame as I was looking forward to this!