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Rise to Rebellion Audiobook

Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution

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In 1770, the fuse of revolution is lit by a fateful command - "Fire!" - as England's peace keeping mission ignites into the Boston Massacre. The senseless killing of civilians leads to a tumultuous trial in which lawyer John Adams must defend the very enemy who has assaulted and abused the laws he holds sacred. The taut courtroom drama soon broadens into a stunning epic of war as King George III leads a reckless and corrupt government in London toward the escalating abuse of his colonies.

More than a powerful portrait of the people and purpose of the Revolution, Rise to Rebellion is a vivid account of history's most pivotal events. The Boston Tea Party, the battles of Concord and Bunker Hill - all are recreated with the kind of breathtaking detail only a master like Jeff Shaara can muster. His most impressive achievement, Rise to Rebellion reveals with new immediacy how philosophers became fighters with ideas as ammunition, and how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America.

©2001 Jeffrey M. Shaara; (P)2001 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing Group, a Division of Random House, Inc.

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    Michael Akron, OH, United States 04-08-04
    Michael Akron, OH, United States 04-08-04 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book hurt greatly as abridged"

    This is a great book which introduces you to historical characters and events in a new way and depth. Unfortuatly the abridged version can only tell of the events without letting you get to know the people behind the events, or the depth of the issues that drove them. If they ever release the unabridged version, I will gladly buy it and recommend it.

    30 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    bobwhitson@yahoo.com Boulder 02-09-09
    bobwhitson@yahoo.com Boulder 02-09-09 Member Since 2015
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    "I wasted money on an abridged book"

    darn

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly United States 02-04-14
    Kelly United States 02-04-14 Listener Since 2010
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I wish audible had the Unabridged version of this book. Thoroughly disappointed. Glorious Cause is unabridged, this one should be as well.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Josephine Rye, NY, USA 04-17-06
    Josephine Rye, NY, USA 04-17-06
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    "History come alive"

    Being a new immigrant into the USA, I embarked on learning more about its history. Although i was afraid that this book might be dry and documentary like, i was delighted to find out that historical facts were told as a story. I listened in awe and finally could string together all the historical figures and events that i had heard so much about. I truly can recommend this book, and only hope that i can find some more books like this narrating the rest of America's history!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Larry South Riding, VA, USA 03-07-04
    Larry South Riding, VA, USA 03-07-04 Member Since 2017
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    "Remarkable"

    Never a better story. We know how it comes out but the devil is in the details. One of the best books I have listened to or read. The reader makes the words live.

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    Jonathan Franklin, PA, United States 06-20-12
    Jonathan Franklin, PA, United States 06-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I wanted more"

    The story was well done and the performance was excellent. It did a great job of capturing the important characters and events that lead to the Declaration of Independence. Thirteen very different colonies joined together to declare their freedom from the most powerful nation and military on earth. Now I understand why and how it happened. Being a Jeff Shaara fan, however, I was left wanting more. This is the first abridged title I have purchased, and I have no idea what I missed from the original work. I think I'll stick with unabridged performances from now on.

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    Misha San Francisco, CA, USA 11-19-03
    Misha San Francisco, CA, USA 11-19-03
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    "Annoying stylistic tic"

    My only complaint about this book is the author's annoying stylistic tic of omitting the conjunction "and" wherever possible. Thus: "Washington climbed the hill, regarded his men." It sounds like a quibble, and maybe it is, but when it's done constantly, it becomes positively distracting [and] then annoying.
    Too bad because the book's otherwise well done. The narrative moves along and the narrator does a fine job on adding life to the characters and dialogues. It's a nice companion to McCullough's "John Adams" (abridged), covering the same period.

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    "Affect of the Main Americans"

    Jeff Shaara, as usual, has brought us into the thoughts and emotions
    Ions of the main figures of the American Revolution. I particularly liked the progression of John Adams from colonist lawyer to a leading revolutionary.

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    "great historical fiction"

    loved this book. helped me better appreciate where the country has come from and what it needs to get back to.

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    John B. Waits Centreville, AL USA 06-09-17
    John B. Waits Centreville, AL USA 06-09-17 Member Since 2002
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    Excellent story. Fun backstory and contextual narrative around several famous moments leading up to the Revolutionary War. I would request that Random House / Audible offer this title unabridged, like they do the sequel, the Glorious Cause.

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