George Washington's Secret Six

  • by Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by Brian Kilmeade
  • 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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Based on previously unpublished research, George Washington's Secret Six is a gripping history of these amazing, anonymous Patriots who risked their lives for our freedom.


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Customer Reviews

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Interesting story. Poor narrator

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Story is intriguing and historically relevant. A bit dis jointed on how it is flows but interesting non the less. It made me revisit my basic knowledge of the revolutionary war and its players.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of uncredited?

The narrator was one of the worst I have ever encountered. I almost stopped listening as a result but ultimately got through it as the story was interesting. The narration tone is very sensational and leading. I would have liked a narrator who honored the seriousness of the story and the risks the spies and the continental army had to take.

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- Andrew

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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- Kathleen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio