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    • Band of Brothers

    • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 507
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 453

    Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As good as it gets

    • By frank on 09-08-13
    • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 09-03-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 507 ratings

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Panzer Commander

    • The Memoirs of Colonel Hans von Luck
    • By: Hans von Luck, Stephen E. Ambrose (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290

    A stunning look at World War II from the other side.... From the turret of a German tank, Colonel Hans von Luck commanded Rommel's 7th and then 21st Panzer Division. El Alamein, Kasserine Pass, Poland, Belgium, Normandy on D-Day, the disastrous Russian front - von Luck fought there with some of the best soldiers in the world. German soldiers. Awarded the German Cross in Gold and the Knight's Cross, von Luck writes as an officer and a gentleman.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 'Allo 'Allo

    • By Steve V on 29-05-18

    Regular price: £28.09

    • D-Day

    • June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
    • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare and courage and heroism come to the fore.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very little about the British and Canadians

    • By michael on 08-01-17
    • June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
    • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 06-11-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 94 ratings

    Regular price: £37.59

    • Flight or Fright

    • By: Stephen King, Bev Vincent, Michael Lewis, and others
    • Narrated by: Stephen King, Bev Vincent
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Fasten your seat belts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new collection includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, and brand-new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor

    • By Gill on 23-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Citizen Soldiers

    • The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    A masterful biography of the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations during World War II, Citizen Soldiers provides a compelling account of the extraordinary stories of ordinary men in their fight for democracy. From the high command on down to the enlisted men, Stephen E. Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories from men on both sides who were there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Phil on 07-02-16

    Regular price: £43.09

    • Undaunted Courage

    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Listen to the colorful and courageous story of Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Travels with Lewis and Clarke

    • By sarahmoose2000 on 12-02-11

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Band of Brothers

    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In the summer of 1942, a band of citizen soldiers were brought together by the desire to be better than the other guy. At its peak, Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 through Utah Beach, Market-Garden, the Bulge, and Hitler's Eagle's Nest, WWII historian Stephen Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • The Wild Blue

    • The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The very young men who, against terrible odds, flew B-24s over Germany in World War II, were an exemplary band of brothers. Their ranks included one exceptional young man named George McGovern. Best selling historian Stephen Ambrose puts you inside the B-24s alongside McGovern and his mates, as he recounts their extraordinary brand of heroism, skill, daring, and comradeship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The most common but least famous plane

    • By R. Fowler on 10-05-11

    Regular price: £25.69

    • What If? Part 1

    • Reshaping the 20th Century
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose, John Keegan, more
    • Narrated by: John Cunningham, Janet Zarish
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    What if Hitler had won the war, if Japan had another sneak attack, or if the cold war turned hot? What If? provides a fascinating new perspective on history's most pivotal events. Featuring today's foremost historians speculating on what could have happened, we discover where we might be if history had not unfolded the way it did.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • D-Day

    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Focusing on the 24 hours of June 6, 1944 - D-Day brings to life the stories of the men and women who made history - from top Allied and Axis strategic commanders to the citizen soldiers whose heroic initiative saved the day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a MUST 'read' if you're visiting Normandy

    • By Michael on 25-08-12

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Wild Blue

    • The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The very young men who flew the B24s over Germany in World War II against terrible odds were an exemplary band of brothers. In The Wild Blue, Stephen Ambrose recounts their extraordinary brand of heroism, skill, daring, and comradeship. Stephen Ambrose describes how the Army Air Forces recruited, trained, and chose those few who would undertake the most demanding and dangerous jobs in the war.

    Regular price: £25.69

    • China Marine

    • An Infantryman's Life After World War II
    • By: E. B. Sledge, Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Picking up where his previous memoir leaves off, Sledge, a young marine in the First Division, traces his company's movements and charts his own difficult passage to peace following his horrific experiences in the Pacific. He reflects on his duty in the ancient city of Peiping (now Beijing) and recounts the difficulty of returning to his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, and resuming civilian life haunted by the shadows of close combat.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Nothing Like It in the World

    • The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The creation of the transcontinental railroad was an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage - a feat that linked a nation and transformed a century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, well told.

    • By Stewart on 16-04-11

    Regular price: £32.09

    • American Heritage History of World War II

    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose, C. L. Sulzberger
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In planes and foxholes, in deserts and jungles, on ships and beaches, Ambrose shines a light on the people involved - the leaders, the fighters, the victims. With chapters on the atrocities of the Holocaust and revelations about the secret war of espionage, Ambrose's analysis also offers insight into the events that precipitated the Cold War.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Undaunted Courage

    • Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Adventure, politics, suspense, drama, diplomacy, romance, and personal tragedy combine to make this outstanding work of scholarship about Captain Meriwether Lewis, hand-picked by President Thomas Jefferson to explore and acquire the American West.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • To America

    • Personal Reflections of an Historian
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Reflecting on his career, Stephen E. Ambrose - one of the country's most influential historians - confronts America's failures and struggles as he explores both its moral and pragmatic triumphs. To America celebrates the men and women who invented the United States and made it exceptional. Taking a few swings at today's political correctness, Ambrose grapples with the country's historic sins of racism, its neglect and ill treatment of Native Americans, and its tragic errors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging & interesting

    • By Lord Peridot on 15-07-16

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Citizen Soldiers

    • From the Normandy Beaches to the Surrender of Germany
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A masterful biography of the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations, Citizen Soldiers provides a compelling account of the extraordinary stories of ordinary men in their fight for democracy. The story opens on June 7, 1944 on the beaches of Normandy and ends at the end of the war on May 7, 1945. Along the way, Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories to recreate the experience of the individuals who fought in the battle.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Victors

    • Eisenhower and His Boys: The Men of World War II
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    From America's preeminent military historian, Stephen E. Ambrose, comes a brilliant telling of the war in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the end; 11 months later, on May 7, 1945.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Comrades

    • Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Acclaimed historian Stephen Ambrose begins his examination with a glance inward - he starts this book with his brothers, his first and forever friends, and the shared experiences that join them for a lifetime, overcoming distance and misunderstandings.

    He next tells of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had a golden gift for friendship and who shared a perfect trust with his younger brother, Milton, in spite of their apparently unequal stations....

    Regular price: £17.39

    • To America

    • Personal Reflections of an Historian
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn, Stephen Ambrose - introduction
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Reflecting on his career, Stephen E. Ambrose - one of the country's most influential historians - confronts America's failures and struggles as he explores both its moral and pragmatic triumphs. To America celebrates the men and women who invented the United States and made it exceptional.

    Regular price: £17.39

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