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From the cohost of Fox & Friends, the true story of the anonymous spies who helped win the Revolutionary War.
Among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution, six names are missing. First and foremost, Robert Townsend, an unassuming and respected businessman from Long Island, who spearheaded the spy ring that covertly brought down the British…before they, or anyone else, could discover their names.
Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger finally give Townsend and his fellow spies their proper due, telling the fascinating story of how they passed information to George Washington that turned the tide of the war. Using a network of citizen operatives that included a longshoreman, bartender, newspaper editor, housewife, tailor, and femme fatale, and employing a series of complex codes, the so-called Culper Spy Ring used sophisticated tactics to subvert the British.
Based on previously unpublished research, George Washington's Secret Six is a gripping history of these amazing, anonymous Patriots who risked their lives for our freedom.
©2013 Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger (P)2013 Penguin Audio
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By Kathleen on 08-05-15

This is no David McCullough...

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story was quite interesting, but I found myself constantly distracted by the terrible narration. The narrator's voice was fine, but seriously?? Wasn't he one of the writers?? It is beyond me, why if that is indeed the case, he couldn't read his own sentences with the correct phrasing or emphasis on the phrasing.
This would have been far better if I had read it in a conventional form rather than listened.

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By Mark on 06-04-15

Good story, boring reader

Great story but Brian is not a great reader. He places inflections and emphasis in odd places, and doesn't seem to know how to pause for dramatic effect. This is one a professional reader would have done better.

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By a j stirland on 12-11-15

passionately read

I watched the TV series Turn, and thought I would complete the experience by listening to the book. The authors have an in depth knowledge of the subject, and Brian Kilmeade, obviously has a passion for the subject, but that's the problem, I found his style of narration overly exuberant, he gets too excited and begins to get loud at times. This tends to overshadow the exellent story. If the book had been read by a trained actor, it would have been 5 stars across the board.

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By Ron on 07-02-15

things they didn't teach me in school!

I've listened to this alongside watching 'Turn'. without the two i would have found this book a bit confusing ...all the names and places and story twists. but with the supporting tv show it all made sense.

i found the reader to be a bit too excitable at times and his increased tone and speed was distracting.

all in all I'm very glad i listened. I've learned new facts.

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