Sharpes Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 Audiobook, by Bernard Cornwell Play Audiobook Sample

Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 Audiobook

Sharpes Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 Audiobook, by Bernard Cornwell Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Rupert Farley Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Richard Sharpe Adventures Release Date: March 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780063218239

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

17

Longest Chapter Length:

76:07 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

13 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

50:17 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

69

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Publisher Description

From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the first exciting adventure in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam.

“The greatest writer of historical adventures today.” —Washington Post

Richard Sharpe. Soldier, hero, rogue—the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles, whose green jacket he proudly wears.

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"This book was a weird combination of a great read that included skimming long passages of [author gets lost in detail and worldbuilding here]. (And hello! Unrepentant, rife head-hopping, with no effort to make any natural transition.) But the characterization was awesome, and the people were real, and boy did their various plights seem real, too. Looks like I'll be hunting up the next book somewhere..."

— Doranna (4 out of 5 stars)

Sharpe's Tiger Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.92857142857143 out of 53.92857142857143 out of 53.92857142857143 out of 53.92857142857143 out of 53.92857142857143 out of 5 (3.93)
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  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " A good, fast read. Not sure I want to continue the series though, since I'm guessing that all the books will seem the same. "

    — Jen, 2/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I'm sure that fans of military historical fiction love this series - I liked Sharpe, and the details of life in the British army were interesting, but the battles... ugh. Too much gory detail, blah blah blah cannons and dust and screaming and... Not my cuppa tea. "

    — Lisa, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fast paced. Full of energy and blood. "

    — Tom, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Trying series....like Sharpe character a lot. Trying next book. Must admit that the series has grapped my attention. Did not think the battles and all would be my cup of tea but they are really well written and the people and situations hold on to you while you are reading. "

    — Rachael, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I've read this book twice now and both times I have stopped part of the way through and then gone back to it. It's a great book as all of Bernard Cornwell's books are, but it's not my favourite and it's a bit slow to start with. "

    — Rich, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Entertaining, Historical fiction during the Napoleonic wars. "

    — Jake, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Definitely read this one first in the series. Great, accurate, authentic India landscapes, wonderfully obnoxious army officers and the BEST villain sergeant imaginable. Cornwell writes battle scenes like nobody else, bloody, graphic, bloodcurdling and breathless. "

    — Stanley, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Series follows the life of hero Richard Sharpe, an almost anti-hero, through his rise in the ranks of the British Army during the Napoleonic Era, Sharpe's Tiger takes place in India at the beginning of Sharpe's career. "

    — Philipottum, 12/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was simply fantastic. For some reason, I have always been fascinated by the era of British colonialism, and to be able witness this first hand through the eyes of a soldier was incredible. "

    — Troy, 12/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really enjoyed it. Loved the Masterpiece Theatre "Sharpe's..." The history interested me. The dawning of the British Empire, the intertwining of fiction, history and interesting characters are strong points of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe's Tiger. I look forward to the next book in the series. "

    — Sandy, 12/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good start to the Sharpe series "

    — Dale, 12/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I have just discovered Bernard Cornwell and I'm loving his stuff. Great reads and you're getting insight into history at the same time. "

    — Annie, 8/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fantastic narrative as usual by Mr. Cornwell. Accurate historical details, most importantly, but also his usual sound knowledge of when to bend unnecessary truths. I will be onto the next one as soon as I can. "

    — Dan, 4/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Cornwell went back to write this "pre-equal" to the Sharpe series. These later novels feel rushed, like he's just pushing them out at this point. It's still good, action-packed historical fiction but Cornwell can do better if he'd just take the time. "

    — Jason, 10/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Brilliant story-writing, and certainly very smooth blending of fiction with the actual historical facts. Can't believe that I put off reading the Sharpe series until now. Very glad that I decided to kick-off the series. Things are gonna get interesting soon. "

    — Jansen, 5/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I had seen and enjoyed the Sharpe's movies on PBS's Masterpiece Theater (starring Sean Bean). This first book was even better. "

    — Robert, 1/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The first of the Sharpe books chronologically this does a good job of explaining the characters background and motivations as well as the politics of the setting (India, 1799). Great opening to what looks to be a fantastic series. "

    — John, 12/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " My older brother lent me this and I was completely sucked in. What a page-turner! I really enjoyed it. However, I was left with the feeling that reading more of Sharpe would just be a repeat with scene changes so I have never picked up another. "

    — Lily, 10/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Okay. Bit light but that's what I am after for the moment. I now know more about the british invasion of india. And the Tippoo sultan. "

    — Neil, 8/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I've been reading the Saxon series and have been awaiting the next book. In a bit of desperation I picked up Sharpe's Tiger. It's a great read, now I have a new series to delve into. "

    — Joanna, 7/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Solid historical fiction and adventure story. The first of the Sharpe series which has caused me to go on and buy/read several others. "

    — Tom, 6/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Best Sharpe novel. By a country mile. "

    — Sophie, 6/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Non a livello degli altri libri di Cornwell. Si fatica un po' a entrare in empatia con i personaggi, anche se verso la fine il feeling migliora. "

    — Alessandro, 6/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very interesting character, The main character is a thief, cheat and liar, but also have a streak of heroism and nationalism which make him a very likeable character. even the Antagonist character have some personalities. definitely would continue to the next book on the series :D "

    — Rendy, 5/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A fascinating look at British armed forces in the late 18th century. "

    — Elizabeth, 2/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Its a great book to get you hooked onto the Sharpe series. Really good details about the battles and the environment surrounding the army. "

    — Kushal, 1/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I didn't expect to enjoy this so much, but couldn't put it down. Can't wait to get my hands on the next one. "

    — Rich, 1/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " good read, not as good as outlander though. "

    — Joan, 1/15/2011

About Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell, born in London, worked for the BBC and Thames Television before coming to the United States to write full time. His sweeping historical novels, including the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series and many more, make him a number one bestselling author in the United Kingdom and around the world. He is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales series, which serves as the basis for the hit television series The Last Kingdom.

About Rupert Farley

Rupert Farley is an actor from the United Kingdom. He has had various roles in movies such as Shakespeare in Love, From Hell, and Mrs. Brown. He is best known for his voice-acting work, which includes TV advertisements and animation.