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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,163 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: 9781455172641
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When his honor and reputation are at stake, Sharpe seeks revenge—at any cost.

It is 1814, and the defeat of Napoleon seems imminent—if the well-protected city of Toulouse can be conquered. For Richard Sharpe, the battle turns out to be one of the bloodiest of the Peninsula Wars, and he must draw on his last reserves of strength to lead his troops to victory.

But before Sharpe can lay down his sword, he must fight a different sort of battle. Accused of stealing Napoleon’s personal treasure, Sharpe escapes from a British military court and embarks on the battle of his life, armed only with the unflinching resolve to protect his honor.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] corker…Fast and gripping, the story is carried by Cornwell's easy hold on vivid period detail…Sharpe's final escape is literally dazzling. Readers will relish this adventure and eagerly await Sharpe at Waterloo.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This volume, a brilliant historic action, adventure, and love story, appeals to a wide audience, much like the other titles in this fabulous series. Frederick Davidson performs an unparalleled dramatization. A fascinating and educational work that will do credit to any library.”

    Library Journal

  • “Davidson reads in a dramatic British accent with a deadpan undertone that rivets your attention. This is a first-rate historical novel.” 

    Kliatt

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 2/18/2014

    " "Richard Sharpe and the Peace of 1814" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 2/7/2014

    " Sharpe gives up his wife and his fortune for true love; but looses a good friend in doing so, as they chase after Napoleon's lost baggage train. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Reas | 2/2/2014

    " Great finish to the Sharpe series. Or it it? Sharpe fights in the battle of Toulouse at the closing days of the Napoleonic Wars only to face a court-martial over being accused of stealing Napoleon's personal treasure. Now, he is being hunted by his own army as he fights to clear his name. But it's not over yet. Napoleon will come back from his exile on Elba to face his Waterloo. And Sharpe will return. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Mulholland | 1/24/2014

    " Brill, not his best though "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/17/2014

    " 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 Sandy | 1/1/2014

    " More of Richard Sharpe. Still a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 12/31/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 11/23/2013

    " Sharpe is framed can he clear his name-another really good story!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 11/16/2013

    " I pretty much love all of these books. I really love his historical footnotes at the end detailing what was tue and what he embellished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorelei | 11/7/2013

    " An awesome book that started out a little bit slow for me, but once it hit it's stride was terrific right through to the end. I somewhat bittersweet ending, which is okay, too. ;-7 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 11/6/2013

    " So as not to spoil things, all I'll say about why I've rated this one so much lower is that I didn't like how a certain character developed. At all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 10/3/2013

    " 2 more to go and I'm ready to move on! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Tolbert | 6/18/2013

    " Cornwell's series featuring Richard Sharpe is an excellent way to really understand what life was like during the Napoleonic wars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingrid Hansen | 4/4/2013

    " 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 Stacy Bender | 8/28/2012

    " 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 | 6/18/2012

    " Yet more adventure for Sharpe, and entanglements, especially of the romantic variety. He also gets reacquainted with General of Brigade Calvet, and his other nemesis, Pierre Ducos. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 3/7/2012

    " Sharpe #19 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kyle | 2/10/2012

    " My least-favourite so far of the Sharpe novels. This one seemed to lack the usual sense of fun and adventure in all the novels of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 12/8/2011

    " Love, betrayals, and lost-and-found treasure are the "peace" Sharpe finds after Napoleon abdicates. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oleg Bogatyrevich | 10/26/2011

    " A great book that shows the hero in time of peace. Sharpe's Revenge describes how quickly a hero can be disgraced, lose all the connections, money, and love. It is a book of betrayal, scheming, and soldierly perseverance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 5/7/2011

    " Love, betrayals, and lost-and-found treasure are the "peace" Sharpe finds after Napoleon abdicates. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sho | 4/25/2011

    " 3rd from last... I'd say this was the weakest, plot-wise of all the Sharpe books. Certainly it would be the last one I choose to read.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil | 2/12/2011

    " Not the most riveting read of the Sharpe series as we find our eponymous hero, and his trusty colleagues Harper and Fredrickson, trying to clear Sharpe's name after he is accused of stealing Napoleon’s treasure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kyle | 1/17/2011

    " My least-favourite so far of the Sharpe novels. This one seemed to lack the usual sense of fun and adventure in all the novels of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. | 12/17/2009

    " 2 more to go and I'm ready to move on! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 10/12/2009

    " Sharpe's Siege and Sharpe's Revenge should have been just one book.
    I'm a little disappointed about how Jane, his newly made wife, reacted to her freedom. She's no Lady Barbara.
    I'm looking forward to Waterloo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 9/23/2009

    " Very good continuation of the series. Maintains the quality of prose and story telling that Cornwell can deliver. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 10/8/2008

    " "Richard Sharpe and the Peace of 1814" "

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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.