The Rifleman

Version: Unabridged
Author: Oliver North
Narrator: Peter Bradbury , Jonathan Todd Ross
Genres: Literary Fiction
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: December 2019
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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A gripping, fact-based story of how Daniel Morgan and his courageous riflemen played a crucial role in George Washington's victory in the American Revolution. They wore hunting shirts, deer-skin leggins and moccasins. Each had a tomahawk and a scalping knife in their belts and carried 'long rifles' in their hands. Every rifleman was a Patriot volunteer, a tracker, and a hunter. And they could kill a redcoat from 250 yards. 'This is a war story. It's about real people and events before, during, and after the American Revolution. The central characters in this work-Daniel Morgan, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Charles Mynn Thruston, and Generals Arnold, Knox, Lafayette, Greene, Lee, Gates, and a host of others-actually did the deeds at the places and times described herein. So too did their accurately named foreign and native adversaries. Though this is a work of fiction, readers may be surprised to discover the American Revolution was also one of the most 'un-civil' of civil wars. 'If Daniel Morgan were alive today, he would be my near neighbor in Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley. It was while visiting a nearby gristmill that Morgan and Nathaniel Burwell, a fellow Revolutionary War hero, built in the late 1700s [now restored and operated by the Clarke County Historical Association], I became fascinated by this unsung national hero. 'As many readers already know, I'm grateful to have spent my entire life in the company of real American heroes. I'm looking forward to spending eternity in the company of my personal American heroes-the Riflemen you will meet in this book.' -Oliver North, 'Preface'

Reviews (2)

Written by Derek R. on January 24th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 3/5

It was a bit like listening to someone reading a bullet list of events. I was hoping for a more interactive storyline instead of just dates.


Written by gisi on January 4th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Oliver North is my hero. Book is great. Narration was good accept the second voice dictating tips, does not clearly pronounce the ends of some words at times.

Author Details

Author Details

North, Oliver

Oliver North is a combat-decorated Marine, the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action. From 1983 to 1986 he served as the U.S. governmenta (TM)s counter-terrorism coordinator on the National Security Council staff. President Ronald Reagan described him as a oean American hero.a A New York Times best-selling author, syndicated columnist, and host of the award-winning War Stories documentary series on the FOX News Channel, North lives with his wife, Betsy, in Virginia. They have four children and eleven grandchildren.