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Dec 6, 2019

Narrator George Newbern joins AudioFile’s Michele Cobb for a discussion of Rick Atkinson’s newest history, THE BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. This engaging listen is one of AudioFile’s 2019 Best Biography & History Audiobooks and is the first in a planned trilogy about the American Revolution. Listen for insights into the special preparation needed to bring this nonfiction audiobook to life. Published by Macmillan Audio.

George Newbern

2019 Best Biography & History Audiobooks:
ZORA AND LANGSTON by Yuval Taylor, read by Bahni Turpin
FIRST: SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR by Evan Thomas, read by Kirsten Potter
AMERICAN MOONSHOT by Douglas Brinkley, read by Stephen Graybill
THE BRITISH ARE COMING by Rick Atkinson, read by George Newbern, Rick Atkinson [Intro.]
MIDNIGHT IN CHERNOBYL by Adam Higginbotham, read by Jacques Roy

For the full list of AudioFile’s 2019 Best Audiobooks, visit

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