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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,767 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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In 1799, the British Army is fighting its way through India in an attempt to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive his French allies out. Posing as a deserter, the young and illiterate private Richard Sharpe must penetrate into the Tippoo’s city and make contact with a Scottish spy being held prisoner there. Success will mean winning his sergeant stripes; failure, being turned over to the Tippoo’s brutal executioners—or his man-eating tigers.

Along the way, Sharpe keeps an eye out for beautiful prostitutes, any stray loot he can get his hands on, and the chance to learn his ABCs. But when the furious British assault on the city begins, Sharpe must fight with the fierceness and agility of a tiger himself to foil the Tippoo’s well-set trap—and to keep from being killed by his own side.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Consistently exciting…Brilliantly realized.”

    Stephen King

  • “A hero in the mold of James Bond, although his weapons are a Baker carbine and a giant cavalry sword.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “For fans of the series, Davidson’s reading may be definitive.”


  • “Eminently successful historical fiction.”


  • “Davidson’s voice is deep and precise. His British accent is appropriate and he is simply wonderful at providing a distinct voice for each character.” 


  • “This superbly produced, unabridged audiobook edition features the magnificent narrative skill of Frederick Davidson, who truly brings alive the thrills, dangers, and plot twists that are the hallmark of Bernard Cornwell’s historical adventures.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jen | 2/15/2014

    " A good, fast read. Not sure I want to continue the series though, since I'm guessing that all the books will seem the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa H. | 2/5/2014

    " I'm sure that fans of military historical fiction love this series - I liked Sharpe, and the details of life in the British army were interesting, but the battles... ugh. Too much gory detail, blah blah blah cannons and dust and screaming and... Not my cuppa tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom Rowe | 2/2/2014

    " Fast paced. Full of energy and blood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Doranna Durgin | 1/22/2014

    " This book was a weird combination of a great read that included skimming long passages of [author gets lost in detail and worldbuilding here]. (And hello! Unrepentant, rife head-hopping, with no effort to make any natural transition.) But the characterization was awesome, and the people were real, and boy did their various plights seem real, too. Looks like I'll be hunting up the next book somewhere... "

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