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Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Patrick Tull Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Richard Sharpe Adventures Release Date: January 2005 ISBN: 9780060784522
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From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the tenth installment in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam.

Sharpe’s job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat and he has made a new enemy, a Portuguese criminal known as Ferragus. Discarded by his regiment, Sharpe wages a private war against Ferragus – a war fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra, Portugal’s ancient university city.

Sharpe’s Escape begins on the great, gaunt ridge of Bussaco where a joint British and Portuguese army meets the overwhelming strength of Marshall Massena’s crack troops. It finishes at Torres Vedras where the French hopes of occupying Portugal quickly die.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An altogether rousing tale of revenge and derring-do…Cornwell’s cinematically detailed battle pieces [are] literal tours de force.”

    Washington Post

  • “Prepare to have your buckles swashed.”

    People

  • “Richard Sharpe has the most astounding knack for finding himself where the action is…and adding considerably to it.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Presents to the contemporary reader an important part of history that Americans know little about.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Sharpe aficionados will rejoice…With fully fleshed-out characters and keen human insight, Cornwell just keeps getting better.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Highly recommended…A worthy entry in the Sharpe series, this book will be eagerly anticipated by Cornwell’s many readers.”

    Library Journal

  • “[A] thrilling adventure set during the Napoleonic Wars…Epic military history.”

    Booklist

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About the Author

Author 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, make him a number one bestselling author in the United Kingdom and around the world. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

About the Narrator

Patrick Tull (1941–2006), born in the United Kingdom, was a multitalented actor of the stage, screen, and television, as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He acted in numerous American television shows from 1962 to 1996, including Crossroads, and he had roles in six Broadway plays between 1967 and 1992, including Amadeus. His film credits from 1969 to 1996 included roles as Cecil in Parting Glances and Jerry the bartender in Sleepers. He served as narrator for the television series Sea Tales. He narrated nearly forty audiobooks, and his readings of The Canterbury Tales, The Letter of Marque, Monk’s Hood, The Vicar of Wakefield, and How Green Was My Valley each earned him an AudioFile Earphones Award. His narration of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin novels was praised by novelist Stephen King as among his ten favorite audiobooks of 2006.