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Download Sharpe's Fury: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 5 3.95 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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Richard Sharpe, the former private in His Majesty's army who now commands a company of riflemen, finds himself fighting his old enemies, the French, in 1811.

Sharpe has been sent by Wellington on a mission to Cádiz, now the capital of Spain, to rescue the British ambassador - who happens to be Wellington's brother - from a spot of undiplomatic trouble. The city has been blockaded by the French but is supported by the British from the sea. It contains a rare mix of pro- and anti-British citizens, diplomats, courtiers, adventurers, and spies. Sharpe's mission - complicated, undercover, and political - turns out to be completely different from the one on which he was sent. It brings him through the besieging enemy army to triumph in the Battle of Barrosa, where the British, deserted by their allies, defeat an overwhelmingly stronger French force.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 2/15/2014

    " Not nearly as good as the original Sharpe books. Too much battles without Sharpe or any of his fury. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nathan | 2/3/2014

    " Cornwell didn't even try with this one. Upon discovering a new Peninsular campaign battle, he contrives to get Sharpe there in the first half with a silly side plot (including a very token appearance of The Girl), before moving into the battle, which is also not up to his usual standard. Rated M for battle violence, occasional coarse language. 2.5/5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Bender | 1/24/2014

    " Bernard Cornwell brings a good story & History together wonderfully. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Rigoulot | 1/14/2014

    " Love the descriptions! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ross | 1/2/2014

    " I have to stretch a bit to give this one of the 21 books 3 stars. For me this was the weakest of the series. There is very little story line and most of the book is a dramatization of one of the battles of the Penisular War, the so-called "Battle of Barrosa" Sharpe has only a slight involvement with the battle. Most of the text not mentioning Sharpe at all. I read the book some 5 years ago and this time I listened to an audio version, with a very weak narrator, which only made the expeirence worse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 12/13/2013

    " The Richard Sharpe series is a magnificent work of historical fiction. Bernard Cornwell has written an amazing series following Sharpe from a private in India to a Lt. Colonel at Waterloo and then a civilian farmer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 12/9/2013

    " Richard Sharpe is perfect therapy for when I hit a wall on another read. I can pick up a Sharpe story and knock it out in just a few sittings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rupert Matthews | 11/30/2013

    " Another enjoyable Sharpe novel. If you know the Sharpe books, you will know what to expect. The basic plot was a bit forced, but once we got past the tedious explanation of what he is doing in Cadiz this is a pretty good novel, and the action scenes are as ever very good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kami | 11/8/2013

    " Hmm. Needs a re-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 9/27/2013

    " my first Sharpe's novel read, and it won't be my last. any fan of Patrick O'Brian's Aubry/Maturin series will enjoy these books. I'm not reading them in the correct order, but it doesn't seem to matter. Great characters, pacing, humor, battles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tristax | 9/11/2013

    " Again, full review incoming. A bit behind the curve this week. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 8/25/2013

    " This is my least favorite Sharpe book, although it has my very favorite sentence. Go figure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce Lagow | 6/19/2013

    " No. 11 in the Richard Sharpe series.[return][return]In March of 1811, the British are still penned up in Portugal behind the impregnable defenses of Torres Veras. Sharpe has been sent to C "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Thomas | 3/31/2013

    " I am a huge fan of the Sharpe books, and this one didn't disappoint. The usual rip-roaring adventure, based on real events in the Peninsular War, this time in Cadiz. Sharpe gets shot in the head but still gets sent on a special mission, and saves the day. A real page-turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 2/11/2013

    " Comfortably formulaic. Good historical research developed by a shrewd and seasoned author. This is not the best Sharpe book, but it still holds up very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 2/7/2013

    " No historical epitaph. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sho | 1/5/2013

    " Surprisingly it's only the 2nd time I've read this one. Currently it's the most recent of the Sharpe novels, but set back in 1811 so pretty early on in the Sharpe time-line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 12/1/2012

    " Fun story with several subplots. Likable hero. Learned a lot about English-French-Spanish military history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 9/2/2012

    " Sharpe #11 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 11/30/2011

    " great author who interweaves history into a story that is easily followed and hard to put down "

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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

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.