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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook features an introduction read by Bill O'Reilly.

The Revolutionary War as never told before.

The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-best-selling Killing series transports listeners to the most important era in our nation's history: the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the listener from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. What started as protest and unrest in the colonies soon escalated to a world war with devastating casualties.

O'Reilly and Dugard recreate the war's landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought. Also here is the reckless treachery of Benedict Arnold and the daring guerilla tactics of the "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion. A must-listen, Killing England reminds one and all how the course of history can be changed through the courage and determination of those intent on doing the impossible.

©2017 Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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You Must Read This Book

If you are interested in history and have a curious mind as to what life was like at the beginning of our country this is a must read. I learned many facts about the people who participated in our freedom. Not exactly what we learned in school Goes into great detail.

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Everyone in the U. S. Should read this book.

This is the first book that I immediately wanted to start over as soon as I finished. It made me marvel at the supreme incompetence of my high school history teacher who managed to make this story tedious and boring.

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Pretentious

I loved "Killing Reagan," "Killing Lincoln, & "Killing Kennedy." I didn't love this. Mainly I found the reader to be pretentious. There were also far too many uses of blatant alliteration. Admitting.

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Poor production mars a fine reading

By any measure, this is a highly readable yet superficial exploration of the Revolutionary era in America. While the performance by Mr. Petkoff is professional, the technical production is a distraction. There are many ‘dubs’, for whatever reason, and the changes in tone, volume and cadence is sloppy technical work.
I have great respect for Mr. O’Reilly. His spoken preface is awful. It He lacks cadence, inflection and tone. I will ponder this when I watch his broadcasts henceforth.

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Dubbing

What did you like best about Killing England? What did you like least?

I did not like how the voices were dubbed back and forth. Very distracting.

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Worst of the killing series

Was really excited about this book because of how great the other books in this series have been. This was by far the worst of any of the killing series books. If you're interested in this era I would read different books. My favorite from this time period is still Valley Forge.

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Good, but not his best

Although they did a great job illustrating the brutality of the war, I didn't learn much more than I knew prior to this book. Their other books are near masterpieces, so my criticism is in part because I'm holding this book to the same standard.

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highly enjoyable

kept my interest. As a lifelong American history buff I found new information in a very flowing and entertaining form. great read for anyone.

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Fascinating story of heroism

An amazing account of the greatest, bravest and most dedicated American patriots, and how they suffered the most formidable challenges .

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Too tactical for me

While I'm glad I listen to this book and did learn some things I don't know that I learned anything of great significance. I have enjoyed more the other 6 books I have listen to by O'Reilly in the killing series.

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The American Revolution Comes Alive

This is the one of the best and most accurately-lively books on the events leading up to and surrounding the hard fought colonial victory that brought the United States of America into existence. With so much controversy and disrespect in America today for the lives and practices of the Founding Fathers of America, all Americans should read this book. It is easy to read, well documented, and provides a vivid picture of the price they had to pay for rebellion against England to establish the greatest constitutional republic yet founded in the world. My thanks to the authors for their painstaking research and love for American History that breathes life and excitement throughout the book. Historical truth is what engenders the respect that America's past deserves in spite of its imperfections.

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