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I can't get enough of the stories of these brave men. It amazes me to think of what they did for America, Europe and the free world. As usual another good narration by Scott Brick. I enjoyed this book almost as much as Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose. If you enjoy stories of unbelievable courage and sacrifice you will like Beyond Valor.
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...but as described by one of the Soldiers, (paraphrase) "I can't describe it for you, I can't describe the carnage, the death, the fear, the horror. One can only be there... it can't be described"
This book is everything that so many other books claim to be (i.e., the closest boots on the ground telling). I think this book is right there with Band of Brothers; although Beyond Valor focuses on the Soldiers' experiences and therefore lacks the overall scope of the European Theater of War. The author does attempt to put the oral histories in chronological order. But, this shouldn't be the basis of one's understanding of WWII, rather it should be supplemental to understand the true cost of battle and the aftermath from the survivors' perspectives.
Scott Brick is a fine narrator and I take nothing away from him, but I would've have preferred this audio book be narrated by multiple readers to be more associative with the many different oral histories presented. The narrator attempts to distinguish the voice of the author from that of the Soldiers, but after about two, all the Soldiers' voices merge to one. I had no problem listening to this book at 3x speed.
Seriously this book will now be required reading for my Soldiers. Anyone who claims to love the military and military members, must read this and hear from those Soldiers rather than just the historians discussing the strategic and tactical operations, the Soldiers are the ones who lived it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
must read for all WW2 historians and interested people alike.
such bravery for each and every one of them