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2.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 52.75 out of 5 2.75 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Fenimore Cooper Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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Set in upstate New York on a comfortable estate, the law-abiding family of Mr. Wharton suddenly finds the Revolutionary War at its door. They are an American family with friendly British ties, but they have kept their dual loyalties from affecting their peaceful life, until a secret visit from Wharton's own son, Henry, changes everything.

Henry is a British officer and has crossed behind American lines in disguise. When American troops arrive unexpectedly, Henry is discovered and arrested as a spy. Adding grief to the family's pain is the connection to Henry's captor, the noble Major Dunwoodie. He is Henry's sister's fiance and Henry's own childhood friend; and they must all remain at the Whartons' until Dunwoodie can escort Henry to Washington for his trial.

The plans for departing are delayed when British forces enter the vicinity and a battle breaks out within sight. When the British are defeated, Dunwoodie quarters captured Colonel Wellmere in the Wharton home. Now quarantined with prisoners and quartered American officers, the Whartons wait for their beloved Henry to be taken away and tried. Little does any of them know that the real spy still roams free and plies his trade within their midst.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 2/13/2011

    " Fun to read while reading, didn't draw you back. Cooper's first, and the ending was written before the middle... so there's a reason for it's "imperfection". Definitely enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eileen | 7/26/2010

    " Cooper has such a long, painful way of writing conversation, but it was an interesting book anyway. Kept my interest until the end, but would not read it again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 1/27/2010

    " The plot and characters were interesting, but the story just dragged the whole way through. I probably will not read much more of Cooper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 42day | 11/29/2009

    " Being as JFC's mother is a blood relative I am more than obligated to read his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/12/2009

    " This was a good classic read. Sometimes, with classics, the language is just way too difficult and abstract and the story is not...capturing ...but I liked the story, I liked the descriptions of battle and the 'mystery' of the spy. There was a little romance, a little suspense. It was a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 8/26/2009

    " I was always a big fan of Cooper, and this book was a great treat to find. Once more, here is a little known book that should be on everone's list of must-reads but instead gets little to no attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 3/18/2009

    " Entertaining story set against the Revolutionary War. Suffers a little from archaic language and expressions, also a bit wordy to the modern reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lonette | 12/4/2008

    " My all time favorite Cooper book. It is set in the time of the Revolutionary War. I spent the whole time trying to figure out which character was the spy and which side they where spying on. Can't say more or I'd spoil the ending.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melodee | 10/6/2008

    " This was a fairly good effort on Cooper's part. I enjoyed the Leatherstocking series, and this is along the same lines. Very interesting details and insight into life of the 18th century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leila | 8/26/2008

    " This was an AMAZING story of an extremely heroic man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 3/18/2008

    " Classic Cooper style and story. Excellent portrayal of the time, environment, and historical period. "

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About the Author
Author James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851), the first major American novelist, was the son of a wealthy landowner who founded Cooperstown, New York. He attended Yale and served in the navy before turning to writing, winning international fame with The Spy (1821). After The Pioneers (1823), public fascination with the character of Natty Bumppo led him to write a series of sequels that gradually unfold the entire life of the frontier scout.