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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,382 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Patrick Tull Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series has consistently ridden the top of international best-seller lists since the first book appeared 18 years ago. Featured on American television's Masterpiece Theatre, the charming, valiant Richard Sharpe has amassed a huge fan club all his own.

A guttersnipe who has risen through the ranks of the British army, Ensign Sharpe is sailing home to England from his latest campaign against Napoleon. Anticipating an uneventful voyage, the dashing young maverick discovers the intriguing and very married Lady Grace Hale on board the Calliope. But just as he wins his way into her heart, the ship is fired upon and, suddenly, he finds himself in the thick of one of history's most spectacular incidents: the Battle of Trafalgar.

Patrick Tull's vibrant narration bedazzles listeners with this breathtaking retelling of one of Europe's most ferocious sea battles. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ferg | 2/20/2014

    " The best of the Sharpe's so far (in story-date order). Great set-up. Great pace. Great characters (both heroes and vilains). Great action. Great moments of history. Doesn't overuse the word great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phair | 2/8/2014

    " Excellent episode in the life of Richard Sharpe. Love the way Cornwell manages just the right mix of action,description and characterization to make his books lively and involving. You really care about Sherpe because he is basically a good and moral person. He says of himself: "I'm a soldier, not a bully." Woder if I like theses books so much because I saw the TV series first and now I always see and hear Sean Bean as I read the books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/6/2014

    " Yup. Still am enjoying them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norm | 2/4/2014

    " Another great page turner of a historical novel. I know it's going to be great like all the others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 2/4/2014

    " Just okay. Seems like a stretch to include this character in the most important sea battle of the era. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 1/21/2014

    " Bernard Cornwell doing his very best C.S. Forester/Patrick o'Brien impression, and doing a cracking job of it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coy | 1/11/2014

    " This reminded me of Master and Commander. It's cool how he adapted this to a sea-faring adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 12/27/2013

    " Another great Sharpe book. Each book seems to have a different villain, a different romance, but the same brittish hero. I guess that make's him the James Bond of the early 19th century. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 12/24/2013

    " This book puts the hero, a British soldier, on ships at the battle of Trafalgar. I have enjoyed the series but, so far, this one is probably my favorite. The characters were more engaging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 12/23/2013

    " 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 azdbackfan | 12/22/2013

    " The downside was not the story but Patrick Tull as the reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingrid Hansen | 1/29/2013

    " 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 Carl Marcus | 11/6/2012

    " These books are well written, but Sharpe is not a very likable character, particularly in tbis novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Outdoorgrrl | 3/5/2012

    " Ever since finishing O'Brien's Captain Aubrey series, I've been pining for a good sea battle book. This book filled the void in spades! Can't wait to read what happens next! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Denning | 1/7/2012

    " OK this is a bit far fetched. Sharpe on a ship homeward bound after his INdian adventures JUST happens to come across Trafalgar. But what the heck it gives us a chance to have some Cornwell battle magic applied to the sea battle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 8/24/2011

    " In short? Bernard Cornwell's foray into CS Forester territory, as the soldier Richard Sharpe finds himself entangled up in events leading to the Battle of Trafalgar "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill | 7/12/2011

    " Surely the low point of the series! Too contrived. Sharpe may be a fictional hero, but was it really necessary to give him a key role at Trafalgar? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 6/8/2011

    " Another excellent Sharpe adventure, this one set on the high seas. Nice to read a profile of Admiral Nelson. Can't wait for the next book...which I'll have to actually READ. On PAPER. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 1/4/2011

    " I am absolutely delighted with the character's and fine weave of historical fact and fiction in the Sharpe's books that I have read so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coy | 12/29/2010

    " He really doesn't have to find a new girl every single book for me to be entertained. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leons1701 | 9/17/2010

    " Not my favorite Sharpe book, possibly because the British expedition to Copenhagen was such an obvious bit of idiotic international thuggery. Not Britain's finest hour by any means. And in character with that, Sharpe seems even more of a brutal thug than usual himself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 7/23/2010

    " I don't know if I'm buying Cornwell's utopic view of 19th century Denmark. The Danish books that I've read don't paint in such a positive light. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 6/30/2009

    " Always fun, you can always cound of Sharpe and Cornwall for a ripping good yarn. "

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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

Patrick Tull (1941–2006), born in the United Kingdom, was a multitalented actor of the stage, screen, and television, as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He acted in numerous American television shows from 1962 to 1996, including Crossroads, and he had roles in six Broadway plays between 1967 and 1992, including Amadeus. His film credits from 1969 to 1996 included roles as Cecil in Parting Glances and Jerry the bartender in Sleepers. He served as narrator for the television series Sea Tales. He narrated nearly forty audiobooks, and his readings of The Canterbury Tales, The Letter of Marque, Monk’s Hood, The Vicar of Wakefield, and How Green Was My Valley each earned him an AudioFile Earphones Award. His narration of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin novels was praised by novelist Stephen King as among his ten favorite audiobooks of 2006.