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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,460 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Richard Sharpe Adventures Release Date:
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In the spring of 1811, as one of the most bitter battles of the Peninsular War is about to commence, the hopes of all of Britain are turned toward Spain, where victory will be won or lost. A skilled leader and proven hero, Colonel Richard Sharpe has taken charge of a ragtag Irish battalion from the king of Spain’s household guard. Poorly equipped and untrained, they are easily ambushed by an elite French unit commanded by Sharpe’s deadly enemy, Brigadier General Guy Loup. Sharpe and Loup have tangled before, and now the fighting wolf means to exact his revenge. But something goes terribly wrong in their bloody skirmish, and Sharpe is faced with the ruin of his career and reputation. Stripped of all but his honor, spirit, and courage, Sharpe must lead his men to glory on the bloody streets of Spain to redeem himself in the eyes of his country—or die trying.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Combines those strengths that have come to characterize Bernard Cornwell’s fiction: immaculate historical reconstruction and the ability to tell a ripping yarn.”

    Washington Post

  • “Cornwell’s superb storytelling and skill at historical re-creation are in top form as he masterfully presents the carnage, clamor, stink and ‘sublime joy’ of battle.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] great adventure from one of the most accomplished and stylish storytellers now writing.”

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ryan | 2/17/2014

    " I liked this one better than the last one. It didn't seem quite so forced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ross | 1/29/2014

    " This is another of the very good one's in the series. Good battle descriptions with Sharpe actively involved. Nicely drawn villain with satisfying ending. Story line again placed within an actual battle of the Peninsula War, so the reader is learning some genuine history along with the excitement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Peter Hall | 1/25/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book because not only does it breakdown how the war with the French was being fought and the influence of the Spanish Partisans on the fighting. It evaluates the morals versus what is consider correct by the rules of war or by the law. In this book Sharpe catches two French soldiers in the act of raping a young Spanish women and instead of just capturing them and having them go through military penalties he decides that they need to be executed. There was another officer who did not agree with what he had decided and tried to get Sharpe to put the French soldiers under his authority. Once they were executed Sharpe and this other officer were pretty much mortal enemies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tom | 1/22/2014

    " Typical Sharpe stories are better than most. This did not disappoint. Some of Cornwell's best writing is his description of major battles. This book focuses in on the power and strength of the infantry square. Add enemy infantry and British riflemen to the mix and we find out why Wellington's army was so hard to kill. "

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