Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends by William “Wild Bill” Guarnere audiobook

Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story

By William “Wild Bill” Guarnere , Edward “Babe” Heffron , and Robyn Post
Read by Dick Hill

Tantor Audio 9780425217283
10.47 Hours Unabridged
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Tom Hanks introduces the rousing story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army—members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. Arguably the bravest, most efficient, physically fit, and tight-knit group of soldiers the Army has ever produced, the unit was called upon for every high-risk operation of the war, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden. Both fought side-by-side until Guarnere lost his leg in the Battle of the Bulge and was sent home. Heffron went on to liberate concentration camps and rake Hitler's Eagle's Nest hideout. United by their experience, the two reconnected at the war's end and have been the best of friends ever since. Their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms—and to all those who fought for freedom.

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Summary

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Tom Hanks introduces the rousing story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.

William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army—members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. Arguably the bravest, most efficient, physically fit, and tight-knit group of soldiers the Army has ever produced, the unit was called upon for every high-risk operation of the war, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden.

Both fought side-by-side until Guarnere lost his leg in the Battle of the Bulge and was sent home. Heffron went on to liberate concentration camps and rake Hitler's Eagle's Nest hideout. United by their experience, the two reconnected at the war's end and have been the best of friends ever since. Their story is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms—and to all those who fought for freedom.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Each of them delivers a relentlessly gripping account highlighting heroism, sacrifice and terrible suffering. Kirkus
“Remarkable…a must-read for anyone who enjoyed Band of Brothers in print or on screen.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: William “Wild Bill” Guarnere

Author Bio: William “Wild Bill” Guarnere

William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, a U.S. paratrooper during World War II, was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Guarnere, a tough street kid, grew up in South Philly and went on to become brothers in battle and best of friends with Edward “Babe” Heffron.

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Author Bio: William “Wild Bill” Guarnere

Author Bio: William “Wild Bill” Guarnere

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Author Bio: Edward “Babe” Heffron

Author Bio: Edward “Babe” Heffron

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Author Bio: Edward “Babe” Heffron

Author Bio: Edward “Babe” Heffron

Edward “Babe” Heffron, a U.S. paratrooper during World War II, was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Heffron, a thoughtful and introspective boy, grew up in South Philly and went on to become brothers in battle and best of friends with William “Wild Bill” Guarnere.

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Author Bio: Robyn Post

Author Bio: Robyn Post

Robyn Post has been a magazine journalist for twenty years and has written for such regional and national publications as Parade, Philadelphia, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Details, New Jersey Life and others. She is co-author of the best selling book, Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story, with William “Wild Bill” Guarnere and Edward “Babe” Heffron. She writes about inspirational people, business, personal finance and the psychology and neuroscience behind success.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English