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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,270 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:
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When Sharpe rises from the ranks to take command, he finds himself with an unexpected ally in the war against Napoleon.

It’s 1809, and the powerful French juggernaut is sweeping across Spain. Lieutenant Richard Sharpe is newly in command of the demoralized, distrustful men of the Ninety-fifth Rifles. He must lead them to safety, and the only means of escape is a treacherous trek through the enemy-infested mountains of Spain.

Blas Vivar and his band of intrepid Spanish soldiers may prove to be their salvation. But Vivar is transporting a mysterious chest that he claims can shift the tides of war, and the French are determined to get it—no matter what the cost.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sharpe may come to personify the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars in the same way that Horatio Hornblower does the Royal Navy…A crackling adventure yarn, sure to delight Sharpe's many fans.”

    Library Journal

  • “Consistently exciting…These are wonderful novels.”

    Stephen King

  • “Due to Frederick Davidson’s fine performance, this recording should rival the television miniseries in popularity.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “A hero in the mold of James Bond.” 

    Philadelphia Inquirer 

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Adam_r | 2/16/2014

    " I've read all but 2 of the 12 book Sharp series. They are really fun books that follow Richard Sharp during his adventures during the Napoleonic Wars in Spain/France. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dave | 1/13/2014

    " Love the series, history, time less, great military, great read, great series, hope to read all of them "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrew | 1/5/2014

    " Absolutely fantastic. This book had me riveted as no book has for a long time. Having watched the television series years ago, I was expecting a fun story, but this exceeded my expectations. I'm happy there's so many more books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Hawkgrrrl | 12/12/2013

    " I didn't like this novel in the Sharpe's series nearly as much as the one about the tiger, so I quit reading them after this. But it is a pretty good series. Sharpe is a sort of James Bond figure of the late 1700s in the British Army. "

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