The Shenandoah Spy

  • by Francis Hamit
  • Narrated by Gail Shalan, John Zdrojeski
  • 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Historical fact-based fiction about the famous spy who played a key role in Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. This narrative takes place between July 1861 and July 1862 and is the first in a series about the Confederate Secret Service and the women who were its most effective agents. Belle Boyd was the first woman in American History to be formally commissioned an army officer.

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A very good listen except for a few scenes

This was a very good listen. I would have given it a 5 except for the shocking change in writing style describing Belle's interactions with the character Daniel Kileya and two others. They were totally out of context with the style of the rest of the story and very jarring when you arrive at those parts when listening to the book. If these scenes were written in the style of the rest of the book, I would highly recommend it without condition. Both readers were excellent. I am definitely going to read and/or listen to more books by this author.
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- Terry

Skip this book

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I could not listen to this book due to the extremely poor narration - lost money on this one. The narrator speaks very, very quickly - a hurtling freight train - and there is an absolute absence of tone or emphasis variation. Skip this one and maybe read the book instead.


Would you ever listen to anything by Francis Hamit again?

don't know


How could the performance have been better?

Dump the narrator and get someone who can vary their tone, etc to match different characters and SLOW DOWN. I think there was an attempt to do a southern accent several times, hard to tell, but it absolutely did not work.


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- Keren

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2013
  • Publisher: Brass Cannon Books