Liberty: 1784

Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A compelling alternate-history novel by the breakout author of WWII-era alternate history Himmler's War and Rising Sun

The British win the American Revolutionary War, and a desperate Washington and the American founders must make a last stand in an enclave called Liberty.

In 1781, George Washington's attempt to trap the British under Cornwallis at Yorktown ends catastrophically when the French fleet is destroyed in the Battle of the Capes. The revolution collapses, and the British begin a bloody reign of terror. A group of rebels flees westward and sets up a colony near what is now Chicago. They call it Liberty. The British, looking to finish what they started, send a very large force under Burgoyne to destroy them. Burgoyne is desperate for redemption and the Americans are equally desperate to survive.

Had the Battle of the Capes gone differently, a changed, darker New World would have been forced into existence. But even under those dire circumstances, Liberty may still find a way!

©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Amazing

It started out boring but my god I can not recommend this book enough. The performance made me love the characters and the ending itself was amazing. I recommend this 10/10

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Alternate History at its Best!

I have been a fan of Robert Conroy's work since I read Castro's Bomb many years ago. I love how Bronson Pinchot brought the characters to life and how Conroy manages to convey the vile hostility of the British Government in the colonies with the determination of the rebels. I wish all of his novels were available as audiobooks. I would buy them in a heartbeat!!!

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Not the greatest.....

This sure hasn't been the greatest book I have ever listened that's for sure, I came close to turning it off 3 different times. the ended was the only part of the book that was good at all,
So while I would not recommend this book to I'm not completely sorry I got it. does that make any since if it does then you will love this book.

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Once grabbed, I stayed grabbed.

I really enjoyed this book. I was drawn in quickly and by the time of the beheading I was completely hooked. Most of the characters were likable and the alternate history story line was fun to follow. Historic figures appear in a different light.

Bronson Pinchot does an excellent job performing this book. Not over acted and not just read. I have always enjoyed his work with audiobooks.

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Boring sex interludes but an interesting story

Well constructed story with excellent narration. I felt like I was right there in the middle of the conflict. I must be getting old because the sex didn't bring anything to the story. it was like watching a tv program waiting for the commercials to end.

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Too much sex, needed more action

An interesting alt-history of the American Revolution. Sadly, it contained too many sex scenes and not enough action to keep my attention. The narrator has an odd cadence to his readings and it's sometimes difficult to discern characters or when the scenes change.

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What if?

This is my first Audible Plus listen. I love all things American Revolution and enjoyed this alternative tale. I thought the narration was uneven. Even though Bronson Pinchot has a great voice, he delivered much of the dialogue in a soft-spoken, oddly monotone way that I disliked. He did the English accents great though.

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Outstanding alternate tale on American History.

I didn't expect much from this book, Boy I was wrong, Bang Bang, Spies, Battles, Love, Hate, Indians it has it all If you have a general knowledge of the characters surrounding the American Revolution. This book it for you the British are not coming. They are here. Imagine Washington being captured and we loose the war. All the major American Hero characters life would follow a different path. Not to mention the English Generals. Wonderful story only drawback is a very minor issue with narration. But not enough to drop a full star.
This is a good book to add to your collection.

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Crap

What utter crap!
Characters are cartoon two dimensional at best. The sex scenes are best skipped altogether, rather embarrassing actually. Benidict Arnold is a minor character that could of been explored more. Washington is removed very early in the book. Banastre Tarleton is both stupid and a murderer. The British are portrayed as evil and rather stupid at times. The French enter their revolution early which I don't think would of happened as economics at the time had to play out. The Americans are noble good men and the women hardy. This piece of fiction is ridiculous and formulaic. The ending is unbelievable and to be honest, I had trouble finishing this book. Why is it that Americans still push 'the lie' of the the revolution. Why not just tell the truth and look at it objectively to learn from it rather than glory in the fiction.

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