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Based on previously unpublished research, George Washington's Secret Six is a gripping history of these amazing, anonymous Patriots who risked their lives for our freedom.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 !
Have no clue, I could not listen to the reader.
I don't know, I couldn't listen to this horrible reader.
I waited for this book to come out on audio from the first I heard of it. The reader ruined it. I tried 2 different time to listen and could not. Please get some one else to read it. I would still love to hear it.
Good basic story, but hard to follow at times.
This is the worst Audible narrator I've listened to. Break-neck speed most of the time, and very choppy delivery. Really detracted from the book.
The story is interesting. Would love to engage more in the story but I have to really concentrate to hear the narrator.
Brian, slow down. Even though I was able to slow you down to .75 on my iphone app, it got distorted. It sounded as if you went into the studio with no time to waste and just recorded it as fast as you could record it. Very disappointed. This slow brain couldn't keep up.
Yes, and it was so fast, I did.
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.
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
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.
Addicted to reading traditional books. Overwhelmed by backlog of books to read. If it's early Americana then I want it.
Could be better
It would try another book, however, I would hesitate slightly between the audible or printed book.
Since I live in Nathan Hale's backyard, so to speak, in Connecticut, and love early American history, I wanted a bit more than the book offered. I recognized that the research was quite thorough throughout the book. I was not a fan of the style of voice, however, as the reader seemed to be overly-excited while speaking. It seemed as though certain words were being shouted or over emphasized.
Interested in geneaology, history and writing
it was over too soon. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute and will be on the look out for similar titles.
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