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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,885 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Liss Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ethan Saunders, once among General Washington's most valued spies, now lives in disgrace, haunting the taverns of Philadelphia. An accusation of treason has long since cost him his reputation and his beloved fiancée, Cynthia Pearson, but at his most desperate moment he is recruited for an unlikely task: finding Cynthia's missing husband.

To help her, Saunders must serve his old enemy, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, who is engaged in a bitter power struggle with political rival Thomas Jefferson over the creation of the fragile young nation's first real financial institution: the Bank of the United States.

Meanwhile, Joan Maycott is a young woman married to another Revolutionary War veteran. With the new states unable to support their ex-soldiers, the Maycotts make a desperate gamble: trade the chance of future payment for the hope of a better life on the western Pennsylvania frontier.

There, amid hardship and deprivation, they find unlikely friendship and a chance for prosperity with a new method of distilling whiskey. But on an isolated frontier, whiskey is more than a drink; it is currency and power, and the Maycotts' success attracts the brutal attention of men in Hamilton's orbit, men who threaten to destroy all Joan holds dear.

As their causes intertwine, Joan and Saunders - both patriots in their own way - find themselves on opposing sides of a daring scheme that will forever change their lives and their new country.The Whiskey Rebels is a superb rendering of a perilous age and a nation nearly torn apart - and David Liss's most powerful novel yet. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Claudia | 2/16/2014

    " I really enjoyed this historical page-turner. Liss uses a great blend of fact and fiction and colorful characters to tell this story of America as a new country. I loved how much of America's early history and the questions of what sort of government we will have still resonate today. I also loved how deeply flawed and complex the two main characters were. It was fascinating the way the author brought to life real historical figures like Alexander Hamilton and George Washington. Oddly, there is a note at the end that says he had to cut Thomas Jefferson from the narrative - not sure the reason for that, maybe his estate objected to the way he was characterized? Still a great read, even without TJ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Miss Kate | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed this. The book covers a time-period just post-revolution. It takes place in Philadelphia, New York, and the PA frontier, involving the use of whiskey as currency, and the beginnings of the Bank of the United States. There is a lot of discussion about speculation, and the stock market. I found that a bit convoluted, but still fascinating. Memorable characters, lots of action. I highly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Drew Cauthorn | 2/8/2014

    " Historical fiction Not a great book but an engaging story. Set in the years Geo Washington was president. Paints a picture of the West (at that time--Western Pennsylvania) that was truly brutal. Before reading this book, I hadn't realized how vulnerable early America was an a forming democracy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dave Uejio | 2/5/2014

    " I like Liss, but this was not his best. "

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