George Washington

Read by Bill Boerst

(4.6 stars; 378 reviews)

In this biography for young people, Calista McCabe Courtenay takes the reader from George Washington the surveyor to his early military career, first as a colonel in the Virginia militia and then as a member of General Braddock'a staff during the French and Indian War. He later commanded the Virginia forces before joining the First Continental Congress. Much of the book is devoted to his campaigns during the American Revolution. At the end, we see him as President for two terms. (Summary by Bill Boerst) (2 hr 2 min)


1 -- Chapter 1 19:50 Read by Bill Boerst
2 -- Chapter 2 13:04 Read by Bill Boerst
3 -- Chapter 3 13:25 Read by Bill Boerst
4 -- Chapter 4 16:58 Read by Bill Boerst
5 -- Chapter 5 14:07 Read by Bill Boerst
6 -- Chapter 6 14:48 Read by Bill Boerst
7 -- Chapter 7 12:59 Read by Bill Boerst
8 -- Chapter 8 17:42 Read by Bill Boerst


Excellent Book

(5 stars)

This book gives a great overview of the life of General George Washington. Excellent narration.

(4.5 stars)

Every young person should read or listen to this book. True heroes should be honored and studied.

Washington's life and career

(5 stars)

Short but very well done. The high points of his life. A must read. Excellent narrative.

Entertaining for kids (and adults!)

(5 stars)

This is a simple recount of the life of President Washington. It is not meant to be a definitive biography but a simple synopsis of his life. I enjoyed it. The narration was very good. Makes me want to jump deeper into a more expansive biography on Washington.

Very interesting

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this book, and learnt so much! I was wanting to find out about George Washington and this gave a thorough and fascinating account of his character, his challenges and his accomplishments. The reader was easy to listen to, thank you so much!

Good intro to a Great Man

(4 stars)

This is a good tribute and good over all summery of a truly Great Patriot and Man, who is our Founding father. The narration gets a little rogh at times, but it's ok. Good listen!

(5 stars)

Excellent review of Washington’s life, accomplishments, and patriotism! Also includes many important dates and events in the birth of our great country! Short enough to listen in a sitting or two. Great reading by Bill Boerst.

Concise introduction

(5 stars)

This is a concise introduction to George Washington that is accessible by children and interesting enough to be enjoyed by adults, especially those who want to know more about this fascinating man.