April 19, 1775: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and the Battles of Lexington & Concord
- Narrated by: Michael Piotrasch
- Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-09-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Charles River Editors
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April 19, 1775, was one of the most momentous days in American history. Over the course of nearly 18 hours, a morning that began with midnight riders spreading an alarm about a British raid headed for Concord would lead to the British column fleeing for their lives. By the time the sun went down, 10 years of strife between the 13 colonies and Great Britain finally boiled over into revolution.
In the wake of the revolution, the importance of April 19, 1775, became clear to everyone, and the legends and mystique surrounding that day have grown ever since. That day made an icon out of Paul Revere, who would have been greatly surprised at the end of his life if he had known he would become famous for his midnight ride. As a fervent and well-connected patriot who was part of Boston's intelligence network, Revere was sent on the ride toward Lexington along with William Dawes, with the intention of warning the countryside that British troops were heading that way.
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By Amazon Customer on 10-06-15
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
This sounds exactly like a computerized voice reading Wikipedia entries. There are much better options for this material.
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Stultifying content that turned an exciting story into a ponderous slog.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
I do not believe the narrator was a human.
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