From the cohost of Fox & Friends, the true story of the anonymous spies who helped win the Revolutionary War.
Among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution, six names are missing. First and foremost, Robert Townsend, an unassuming and respected businessman from Long Island, who spearheaded the spy ring that covertly brought down the British…before they, or anyone else, could discover their names.
Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger finally give Townsend and his fellow spies their proper due, telling the fascinating story of how they passed information to George Washington that turned the tide of the war. Using a network of citizen operatives that included a longshoreman, bartender, newspaper editor, housewife, tailor, and femme fatale, and employing a series of complex codes, the so-called Culper Spy Ring used sophisticated tactics to subvert the British.
Based on previously unpublished research, George Washington's Secret Six is a gripping history of these amazing, anonymous Patriots who risked their lives for our freedom.
©2013 Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger (P)2013 Penguin Audio
It's amazing to hear this piece of American and local history presented in a comprehensive form. I now currently live in the Setauket area, and only learned of the Culper Spy Ring from the road signs posted by the local historical society. Thanks for illuminating this most important piece of American History.
The Six Patriots !
This is an interesting story performed by a reader who is so over the top as to ruin the entire presentation. Couldn't finish it by audio and had to go to the written version
One of the authors decided to speak the narration. Big mistake. The writing isn't all that good, but the narration is downright terrible. The reader has bad diction, makes awkward, disturbing pauses at random, and mispronounces words.
The author should have had enough sense to let a professional read the book. The delivery distracts so badly it nearly ruins what otherwise is a fascinating part of the Revoluniary War. The writing is mediocre and the imagined aspects are clumsy, but I had not known anything about this group of spies and the history seems well researched.
New surprising information
All 6 were important, but the "unknown" female was intriguing - could have been rich; could have been poor. But was dedicated to the cause.
Great guy, but he mispronounced some words and overlooked some punctuation which serve to define better the meaning of a sentence.
Living on Long Island, it was interesting to discover a lot of history here that was crucial to the success of Washington and the group's success, and having taken place in neighboring villages but not well publicized. I think many residents both young and old will find this quite a revelation.
No, I wouldn't. This book could have been exciting and had a great underlying story. However, it was written in a lifeless fashion and I was never pulled into the story. I found it boring.
I think it would have needed different writers and most certainly a different narrator.
The narration was terrible. The reader spoke much too fast and did not enunciate clearly.
The best part of the book was the hype leading up to it. I couldn't wait to hear more about these men.
Waste of money.
Never again. The book was filled with factual inaccuracies.
Awkward pauses in the middle of sentences.
I couldn't finish the book. This is the first time I've regretted an Audible purchase.
Story is intriguing and historically relevant. A bit dis jointed on how it is flows but interesting non the less. It made me revisit my basic knowledge of the revolutionary war and its players.
The narrator was one of the worst I have ever encountered. I almost stopped listening as a result but ultimately got through it as the story was interesting. The narration tone is very sensational and leading. I would have liked a narrator who honored the seriousness of the story and the risks the spies and the continental army had to take.
Yes. The story was interesting and it's interesting to hear about some of America's heroes we know little or nothing about.
The details surrounding the people involved in espionage.
No. But I never like to listen to any book all in one sitting.
The narrator (also the author) was terrible. He's a great author, terrible narrator. It makes the book hard to listen to. His syntax and annunciation are terrible.
All of the interesting details of things that took place that most of us have never heard before. The "facts" in the book are riveting. It is sometimes difficult recognizing what is truly Fact and what is Mr. Kilmeade's interpretation of the information he discovered. Otherwise, It's a great book. Please see ... Additional comments below
There were so many. When Benedict Arnold snuck away from capture just a short time before he would have been caught and hung for treason.
Annoying, odd and frustrating. I assume that is the reason Brian Kilmeade's voice is now titled as "Uncredited". When I purchased the book, it clearly stated that Brian Kilmeade was the narrator.
No extreme reaction. Just extreme interest.
There are several parts of the book that are CLEARLY "As Interpreted by Mr. Kilmeade". I don't have a serious problem with this but I wish he would have said ... This or that may have happened or likely happened. He describes his interpretation as FACT in many cases. It is a little frustrating separating FACT from Interpretation on Kilmeades part.
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