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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,306 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: May 2011 ISBN: 9781455172153
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It is a perfect plot for Napoleon: stop Wellington’s forces in Spain and destroy Major Richard Sharpe.

Major Richard Sharpe awaits the opening shots of the army’s new campaign with grim expectancy. Victory depends on the increasingly fragile alliance between Britain and Spain—an alliance that must be maintained at any cost. Unfortunately, things are about to get complicated for the Sharpe.

An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to the imprisonment of Sharpe. The pawn in a plot conceived by his archenemy, Pierre Ducos, Sharpe is condemned to die as an assassin. Caught in a web of political intrigue for which his military experience has left him fatally unprepared, Sharpe becomes a fugitive—a man hunted by both ally and enemy alike.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “That every Sharpe novel is better than the last, devotees have long taken for granted, but this masterly narrative is no less worthy of high praise for that.”

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

  • “Cornwell gives the [listener] vivid settings and the sound and smell of eighteenth-century warfare better than anyone else.”

    Newport News Daily Express

  • “Another inventive, active outing for the stalwart…Major Sharpe.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 2/13/2014

    " In this adventure Sharpe Honour is lost, can he regain it? Another good book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcus | 2/13/2014

    " Not much to add to what I have already written about Sharpe-series. It's like pop corn - once you start, you can't stop, but it will never really fill your belly. But as long as you take those books for what they are - a guilty pleasure and a quick, fun read - a book about Richard Sharpe is always an enjoyable experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Campton | 2/5/2014

    " One from his back catalogue that I hadn't read before. He's my guilty secret on the literary front... But as ever it is a well told story woven around a relatively accurate history lesson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/29/2014

    " A fun installment in an entertaining fictional historical series. On the one hand, Cornwell, over time, has permitted his characters to become so much larger than life, so vivid, so robust, so cunning, that they feel like parading caricatures. Conversely, Cornwell understands what his readers enjoy, and he dishes it out in large ladles. It's always fascinating to see which characters (and, here, objects) Cornwell jettisons with the swipe of a pen, and which he retains for further use. This won't be the last Sharpe book I read.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ferdia Marnell | 1/28/2014

    " Another good romp through Northern Spain with Sharpe "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/22/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sho | 1/15/2014

    " ~My obsession with Sharpe seemingly knows no end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 1/14/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 1/10/2014

    " Late in the Peninsular Campaign, now inside Spain "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 12/23/2013

    " Sharpe come backs to life just in time to take part in the capture of Victoria, Spain, and become a very rich man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 11/22/2013

    " Cornwell tends to spend more on battle depth then character at the end of his books, but I'm still reading! I'll post my complete review at my blog soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherwood Smith | 9/22/2013

    " I listened to the audiotape of this book while crossing Texas, and it was so good that 900 miles seemed to pass in a flash. So I bought and read the book when I returned. Good stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 8/28/2013

    " Sharpe is Sharpe... I bogged down a bit after this one, having read 6 Sharpies in about a month. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremiah Frick | 1/31/2013

    " Another immensely enjoyable Sharpe novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oleg Bogatyrevich | 12/16/2012

    " An excellent book. Deviating a little from the fighting and going more into the cloak and dagger. Sharpe of course goes after a girl, what else did you expect. But does he get her? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita Williamson | 11/16/2012

    " OK, however I like the Horatio Hornblower novels better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 6/12/2012

    " The first of the Sharpe books I remember reading, I'd probably describe this one as solid, but not spectacular. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Bender | 3/29/2012

    " 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 Jansen Wee | 2/25/2012

    " Hair-raising adventure as Sharpe comes close to death several times (many NOT battle-related) during this novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 11/20/2011

    " Lost sleep staying up to finish this one. I knew what was going to happen, but I still couldn't wait to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sho | 6/11/2011

    " ~My obsession with Sharpe seemingly knows no end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 3/20/2011

    " A duel, a beautiful woman, a French spymaster, a Spanish Inquisitor, and a French army trying to escape Wellington with a baggage train of plunder keep Sharpe VERY occupied. Non-stop action during the 1813 Vitoria campaign. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 12/11/2010

    " Late in the Peninsular Campaign, now inside Spain "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 8/30/2010

    " Love the battle, tactics, camaraderie, and the history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ross | 8/17/2009

    " One of the better novels in this huge series dealing with the Napoleonic war. If you like the first book in the series "Sharpe's Tiger" then you will like them all, and vice versa. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherwood | 5/7/2009

    " I listened to the audiotape of this book while crossing Texas, and it was so good that 900 miles seemed to pass in a flash. So I bought and read the book when I returned. Good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart | 7/22/2008

    " Getting near the end of the saga now. Amazing amount of booty seized by ordinary soldiers like Sharpe after the battle of Vitoria. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 6/30/2008

    "
    Cornwell tends to spend more on battle depth then character at the end of his books, but I'm still reading! I'll post my complete review at my blog soon. "

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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

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.