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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,875 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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An honored veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Sharpe has become a peaceful farmer following Waterloo. But he comes out of retirement to undertake a perilous mission to find his old friend Don Blas Vivar, Captain-General of the Spanish colony of Chile, who vanished without a trace half a world away.

With intrepid Irishman Patrick Harper at his side, Sharpe journeys to Chile, a land seething with corruption and revolt. But when fortune delivers him into the hands of Lord Cochrane, the legendary rebel genius, the real battle erupts. On land and at sea, Sharpe faces impossible odds in a time when tyranny rules, injustice abounds, and Napoleon lurks on the horizon, itching to rekindle the world in a blaze of war.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With a plot up to its neck in blood and guts, this is adventure naked and unashamed.”

    Mail on Sunday (London)

  • “A series of breathtaking adventures on land and sea that ends with a smashing, against-the-odds rebel victory…Readers will be dazzled by the rollicking plot, period color and the atavistic thrill of terrific battle scenes right out of a Turner painting.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A rousing read, full of invincible characters, deafening broadsides, roaring cannons, and smoking pistols.”


  • “The adventure is high and the battle scenes gripping, graphic, and true…Satisfying listening for those who relish derring-do.” 


  • “Cornwell, one of the great naval writers of this era, finds a way to get his intrepid army hero to sea for much of the story—without in the least compromising the high standards of this first-rate series.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ingrid Hansen | 2/8/2014

    " Fantastic read, Sharpe is sooo cool and I just love the books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ben Farnell | 2/7/2014

    " There's no way I would've read something like this normally. Never quite got the ITV historical drama with Sean Bean, but my father-in-law recommended it and being a fan of the Flashman books (which does the same 'putting a fictional character into real events' kinda thing) I was willing to give it a go. And I have to say it's blooming marvellous. A rip-roaring read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rick Brindle | 1/16/2014

    " The last Sharpe novel, chronologically, and for me, the most disappointing. The story wasn't as engaging as the earlier stories, and it seems that Bernard Cornwell was just going through the motions with this one. Undoubtedly he is capable of writing much better, and I'm glad that the rest of the Sharpe books were such a pleasure to read. If you've read the previous 20 Sharpe books, then of course you'll read this one as well, and while it's far from being bad, it won't hit you between the eyes like some of the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Esraasamir | 1/14/2014

    " full of adventures ,i like it "

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