The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer audiobook

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

By Brad Meltzer  and Josh Mensch
Read by Scott Brick

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781427299185

  • ISBN: 9781427299185

Runtime: 11.15 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A New York Times bestseller in audio

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in US State and Local History

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

This program includes a bonus conversation with the authors.

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA.

In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York, William Tryon, and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself.

This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how hard the battle was for George Washington and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War.

In this historical masterpiece, New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer teams up with American history writer and documentary television producer, Josh Mensch, to unravel the shocking true story behind what has previously been a footnote in the pages of history. Drawing on extensive research, Meltzer and Mensch capture in riveting detail how George Washington not only defeated the most powerful military force in the world, but also uncovered the secret plot against him in the tumultuous days leading up to July 4, 1776.

Praise for The First Conspiracy:

"This is American history at its finest, a gripping story of spies, killers, counterfeiters, traitors—and a mysterious prostitute who may or may not have even existed. Anyone with an interest in American history will love this book."—Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God

“A wonderful book about leadership—and it shows why George Washington and his moral lessons are just as vital today. What a book. You’ll love it.”—President George H.W. Bush

“This is an important book: a fascinating largely unknown chapter of our hazardous beginning, a reminder of why counterintelligence matters, and a great read.”—President Bill Clinton

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Brad Meltzer utilizes his skills as a thriller novelist to great effect in this true story of a plot to kidnap or even kill George Washington in the early years of the American Revolution. Scott Brick adds to the enjoyment with a gripping narration. Mensch and Meltzer's pacing and straightforward writing style adapt well to audio. Brick, in turn, makes the pages come alive. ...This work is an excellent example of the perfect melding of text and narrator. AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner
I'd heard about the plot to assassinate George Washington for years, but was stunned that no one had ever gotten to the bottom of it. But that's Brad's gift: unlocking secrets that two centuries of historians couldn't. Reading this was like narrating a thriller — nonstop action, intrigue and suspense. Scott Brick on narrating The First Conspiracy, AudioFile
“A true mystery story that very few Americans know, written with a voice that beckons to be heard.” Joseph J. Ellis, New York Times bestselling author
“A breezily entertaining account…rushing along in the present tense from one breathless, cliffhanging chapter to the next.” USA Today
"[Meltzer and Mensch] bring a propulsive energy to the narrative…The First Conspiracy is an excellent book, enthralling and beyond fascinating, and it’s sure to delight both fans of thrillers and American history.” NPR
“The author extract what they can out of the historical record to tell a colorful story giving the reader a sense of Revolutionary-era Manhattan. The writing is punchy and the chapters are short.” Associated Press
“Brad Meltzer utilizes his skills as a thriller novelist to great effect in this true story…[and] Scott Brick adds to the enjoyment with a gripping narration. Meltzer’s pacing and straightforward writing style adapt well to audio. Brick, in turn, makes the pages come alive. He varies his volume during dramatic moments, at times almost whispering. He also varies his tone, enhancing the drama but never overpowering it. He effectively captures the author’s sense of triumph as the plot is exposed and Washington is safe. This work is an excellent example of the perfect melding of text and narrator. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Brad Meltzer

Author Bio: Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and several other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, he is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and even graphic books. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2.

Titles by Author

See All

Author Bio: Josh Mensch

Author Bio: Josh Mensch

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English