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The Spy

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(4,245 Sterne; 92 Bewertungen)

James Fenimore Cooper's second novel, The Spy (1821), is based on Sir Walter Scott's Waverly series, and tells an adventure tale about the American Revolution. The protagonist is Harvey Birch, a supposed loyalist who actually is a spy for George Washington, disguised as 'Mr Harper.' The book brought Cooper fame and wealth, and is regarded as the first great success in American fiction.
(Summary by Gord MacKenzie) (16 hr 44 min)

Chapters

James Fenimore Cooper

33:53

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Author's Introduction

12:51

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Chapter 1

31:33

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Chapter 2

23:34

Read by Kara Shallenberg

Chapter 3

31:48

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Chapter 4

36:41

Read by Kara Shallenberg

Chapter 5

25:39

Read by Maureen S. O'Brien

Chapter 6

35:26

Read by Maureen S. O'Brien

Chapter 7

39:47

Read by Maureen S. O'Brien

Chapter 8

32:53

Read by Hugh McGuire

Chapter 9

26:05

Read by Hugh McGuire

Chapter 10

31:51

Read by Hugh McGuire

Chapter 11

23:21

Read by Caroline Morse

Chapter 12

18:53

Read by Caroline Morse

Chapter 13

24:54

Read by Caroline Morse

Chapter 14

23:13

Read by Kymm Zuckert

Chapter 15

12:24

Read by Mike Wilson

Chapter 16

25:38

Read by Kymm Zuckert

Chapter 17

14:33

Read by Ben Douglas

Chapter 18

21:16

Read by Fox in the Stars

Chapter 19

27:56

Read by Anita Roy Dobbs

Chapter 20

28:02

Read by Gesine

Chapter 21

41:40

Read by Gesine

Chapter 22

41:37

Read by Gesine

Chapter 23

28:48

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Chapter 24

29:23

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Chapter 25

17:17

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Chapter 26

31:05

Read by Anita Roy Dobbs

Chapter 27

27:49

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Chapter 28

38:11

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Chapter 29

26:09

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Chapter 30

32:50

Read by Chris Vee

Chapte 31

19:19

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Chapter 32

31:54

Read by Betsie Bush

Chapter 33

22:48

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Chapter 34

16:11

Read by Chip

Chapter 35

16:53

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Bewertungen

(2 Sterne)

Too many readers, lost the context of the book as a result

waste of my time

(1 Sterne)

this book has a terrible writing style way to hard to understand what is going on through most of the story >:(

Delightful

(5 Sterne)

I love James Fenimore Cooper; his style of writing suits me well. I think Sam Clemens was just a little jealous when he wrote that book about his errors. Some write like a patchwork comforter (Mark Twain), others like a lace doile (Cooper). Both are enjoyable. And the whole historical aspect was wonderful.

(2 Sterne)

a story about a double agent whose boss wants him executed that refuses a pitiful pay and then hides from society as a penniless tramp. As if governments just use their momentary hero's then promptly cast them out with a soul full post trauma?

(0,5 Sterne)

The reading style of the readers what is slow and disturbing. Could not get past chapter 2. I wish the book had better readers

Brilliantly written epic re American war of independence .

(5 Sterne)

Mr. Twain, this is enjoyable

(4,5 Sterne)

Both Mark Twain and I dislike Cooper. His descriptions are usually just too long and get in the way of the story. However, The Spy is different. It’s told largely via dialogue, has plenty of action and suspense. Altogether a jolly and enjoyable read/listen. Highly recommended.

Interesting read

(4 Sterne)

The story may not be riveting but it gives an interesting glimpse into the complex political stituation of the American war of Independence. The majority of the readers are very good. You may want to get used to the word "female" being employed to designate women and girls...