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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,285 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: 9781455172412
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In this installment of the bestselling historical fiction series featuring Major Richard Sharpe, a corrupt political enemy is determined to disband the South Essex Regiment—and to destroy Sharpe’s life.

After reluctantly returning to England in order to march into France with his regiment, Sharpe discovers an illegal recruiting ring that sells soldiers like cattle to other divisions. The ringleaders know Sharpe is on their trail, and they try to kill him at every turn, determined to bring his regiment to the ground. But Sharpe is fighting for his command, and as he moves from the dark slums of London to the highest courts of political power, Sharpe will risk charges of treason and death for a final chance at revenge. Not even the influence of the Prince Regent can protect Sharpe as he undertakes the most desperate gamble of his career.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A splendid new instalment in the long-running and increasingly impressive saga.”

    Sunday Express

  • “The best thing to happen to military heroes since Hornblower.”

    Daily Express

  • “In this superb series on the Napoleonic Wars...Sharpe must return from Spain to London to investigate why his supply of recruits has dried up...The novel exposes the recruiting practices that, in fact, scandalized England and brought down prominent royal advisors. As usual, past and present sweethearts try to save Sharpe when danger threatens. Narrator-supreme Frederick Davidson provides the flavor of British life in the early 19th century on the lowest and highest levels as well as battlefield excitement as British troops cross into France from Spain. For young and old alike, this program is highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Blackstone Audio is fortunate to have a reader with such a range of emotional expression, such a knack for characterization, and such an obvious relish for the task at hand. Davidson knows the recurring characters well and has perfected their patterns of speech and delivery: he also seems to take pleasure in establishing the new characters.” 

    Kliatt

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sho | 2/12/2014

    " And the next one. Not one of my favourites, mostly because I don't like the character of Jane Gibbons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremiah Frick | 1/3/2014

    " One of the most enjoyable of the Sharpe series, Sharpe's Regiment concentrates far less on battle action than most of the novels, but still presents the protagonist with a series of challenges to overcome. Humorous and enjoyable, this is great reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil | 1/1/2014

    " I'm a big Sharpe fan and this is my favourite episode from the series. If anything, the book distils that goodness and then embellishes it with more goodness frosting. Excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 12/31/2013

    " Sharpe does some fighting on the home front. He also marries for the second time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Reas | 12/20/2013

    " The Richard Sharpe series continues with this excellent work in which Richard returns to England prior to the invasion of France to retrieve his battalion reserves. What is supposed to be a simple trip to bring more men back to the battlefield turns out to be a struggle in which Richard uncovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the British government that makes him a marked man. Once again, Bernard Cornwell tells a great story that brings together the events of the Napoleonic wars in a series that every reader can enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 12/8/2013

    " Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November 1813 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lance | 12/7/2013

    " sharpe is fantastic; tried to do cornwell's authur series, couldnt keep my attention..maybe later. sharpe is THE series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 5/22/2013

    " Along with Sharpe's Eagle this is one of my favorite Sharpe's its abit different that the usual but really a fantastic story!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingrid Hansen | 11/23/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 11/16/2012

    " A nice change from the usual Sharpe forumla. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 10/6/2012

    " A nice plot change-up in the series with Sharpe battling corrupt British aristocrats rather than the French. Of course there's a woman or tow and a few other predictable elements, but we're getting close to Waterloo and I will keep reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 9/12/2012

    " I like that this battle wasn't fought on the traditional killing fields. Instead, Sharpe uses his strength of character, intellect and devious mind to win over the Prince Regent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 8/6/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 7/9/2012

    " 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 Jim | 10/8/2011

    " Sharpe goes off to England to find out what happened to the other battalion of his regiment and walks into a giant scam in which recruits and even whole units are being "auctioned off" to other regiments. "

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

    " And the next one. Not one of my favourites, mostly because I don't like the character of Jane Gibbons. "

  • 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 4/12/2010

    " I like that this battle wasn't fought on the traditional killing fields. Instead, Sharpe uses his strength of character, intellect and devious mind to win over the Prince Regent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 4/5/2009

    " Sharpe goes off to England to find out what happened to the other battalion of his regiment and walks into a giant scam in which recruits and even whole units are being "auctioned off" to other regiments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabel | 3/20/2009

    " Probably my favorite book. The interaction between Sharpe & Harper is what keeps me coming back to the books, and this was was absolutely fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 10/8/2008

    " Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November 1813 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil | 6/2/2008

    " I'm a big Sharpe fan and this is my favourite episode from the series. If anything, the book distils that goodness and then embellishes it with more goodness frosting. Excellent. "

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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.