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The Crescent Spy Audiobook

The Crescent Spy

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Writing under a man's name, Josephine Breaux is the finest reporter at Washington's Morning Clarion. Using her wit and charm, she never fails to get the scoop on the latest Union and Confederate activities. But when a rival paper reveals her true identity, accusations of treason fly. Despite her claims of loyalty to the Union, she is arrested as a spy and traitor.

To Josephine's surprise, she's whisked away to the White House, where she learns that President Lincoln himself wishes to use her cunning and skill for a secret mission in New Orleans that could hasten the end of the war. For Josephine, though, this mission threatens to open old wounds and expose dangerous secrets. In the middle of the most violent conflict the country has ever seen, can one woman overcome the treacherous secrets of her past in order to secure her nation's future?

©2015 Michael Wallace (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-06-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-06-16 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Excellent US Civil War novel"

    The protagonist in The Crescent Spy is young journalist Josephine Breaux. Most of the novel, all except the first few chapters, is located in New Orleans where Breaux was a journalist with a local newspaper while also serving as a spy for the US government. The novel ends soon after the fall of New Orleans to Union forces.

    Author Michael Wallace does a great job of character development with Breaux. It is a superb historical fiction novel. The narration is very well done.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    jey cee 02-12-16
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    Good strong female character, The story is about US History and the war between the North and South, good steady story line, interesting and entertaining. Good audiobook

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel N. Wallace Grants Pass, OR. USA 05-19-16
    Daniel N. Wallace Grants Pass, OR. USA 05-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    The Crescent Spy was was a well told story set during the American Civil War. The principle character, Josephine Broh a young gifted writer at first thought to be a Confederate spy was recruited by the Pinkerton Agency to gather information that will turn the ride of the war.

    This Civil War thriller by Michael Wallace was brilliantly told and performed by Rosemary Benson.

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    Sam USA 05-03-16
    Sam USA 05-03-16
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    "Enjoyable, not exceptional"

    I quite liked listening to this book - because the subject matter was interesting and the performance was good. The book is an original story but I was never dying to come back and listen.

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    John L. Schmidt 04-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    If you could sum up The Crescent Spy in three words, what would they be?

    A Great Listen


    Have you listened to any of Rosemary Benson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Rosemary Benson makes the stories she performs come alive. Her character portrayals are so good that I forget that someone is narrating the story when I listen to her. Her collaborations with Michael Wallace's books have been a pleasure to listen to.


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    hannahnana 11-01-16
    hannahnana 11-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Really enjoyed this book! The narration was excellent. Michael Wallace's writing placed me in the middle of the Civil War.

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    Richard Milwaukee, WI, United States 10-30-16
    Richard Milwaukee, WI, United States 10-30-16 Member Since 2012
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    "For Young Readers?"

    What might have been a decent novel and an interesting slice of history was ruined by simplistic writing. Sing-song narration made it worse. Not worth any effort.

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