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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,692 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: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455177318
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Since earning his sergeant’s stripes at the bloody siege of Seringapatam, Richard Sharpe has led a peaceful existence. But his easy life meets a brutal end when he is the sole survivor of a murderous attack by a cold-blooded English officer who has defected to join the mercenary forces of the Mahratta confederation in India.

Sharpe vows to avenge his comrades, even if he must pursue the turncoat to the ends of the continent. His quest takes him deep into enemy territory, where the accepted rules of engagement have been discarded and ever-shifting loyalties create an environment of dangerous uncertainty. The paths of treachery lead Sharpe’s company to join the army of Sir Arthur Wellesley, future Duke of Wellington, to take on the Mahratta horde. Sharpe must survive the carnage to tell the tale of one of the greatest battles of the century.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cornwell's dramatization of this true-life event needs no help coming to life, and Davidson meets the author's brilliant storytelling with insight of his own…His immaculate enunciation and perceptive pacing capture both the formality of military structure and the horror of hand-to-hand combat.”

    AudioFile

  • “Cornwell continues to luxuriate in the details of battle in his continuing series of novels following the exploits of British soldier-adventurer Sergeant Richard Sharpe...Eminently successful historical fiction.”

    Booklist

  • “As usual, Davidson does an outstanding job narrating this vivid account of a soldier’s life in India. Cornwell has again revealed the gore and the glory of those times.” 

    Today’s Librarian

  • “Bernard Cornwell writes more gripping battle scenes than any other contemporary author.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Fulghum | 2/20/2014

    " Bernard Cornwell does a marvelous job of portraying the conflict in India, while developing Richard Sharpe's character. The battle scenes in the book are vividly represented in his writing. I especially enjoyed Cornwell's description of troop movements, weapons and the actual hand-to-hand clashes that occur. It takes in-depth research and a knowledge of the battlefield to verbally paint a picture of fear, strength, quick-thinking and motivation portrayed by Sharpe to stay alive while attaining his goal. Sharpe's advancement, further conflict with Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill and the relationships with Scottish Colonel Hector McCandless and General Arthur Wellesley keep the reader focused and anxious to see what happens next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingrid Hansen | 1/30/2014

    " 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 Becca | 1/24/2014

    " I gave the series 2 books and I'm still just not feeling it as much as some of his other series.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/20/2014

    " 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 Alessandro Pellizzari | 1/19/2014

    " Finalmente i personaggi iniziano ad acquistare spessore, e la storia, soprattutto negli ultimi capitoli, smette di trascinarsi e si fa interessante. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malia | 12/26/2013

    " This guy has more lives then everybody. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 12/25/2013

    " Once again, like the previous in the series, good book, bad ebook. It looks like the publisher put little or no effort into converting the book to an ebook. It looks like they scanned the book, OCRed it, and then didn't fix any of the OCR mistakes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 12/4/2013

    " Always interested in learning a little more about the past and places I will never got to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.D. Holman | 11/29/2013

    " This was good, but it really dragged in places. There was a bit of an overburden of description. The action and the dialogue were great. Never get involved in a land war in Asia - when you're going to be fighting a Scottish regiment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John somers | 9/26/2013

    " The second in the series shows Sharpes rise from the ranks to become an officer, while explaining the problems he is likely to face in the future. Also depicts Wellingtons victory at Assaye. Another excellent book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 6/26/2013

    " I enjoyed these India Sharpes. I was always disappointed that they hadn't been written, and am now quite content. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 3/16/2013

    " The second Sharpe book set in India and spends more time examining the beginnings of Sharpe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 12/26/2012

    " This was a fun audio book that definitely kept me alert while driving! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Smokinjbc | 8/26/2012

    " Starts a little slow then becomes impossible to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rendy | 7/3/2012

    " It's a relatively heavy reading, with all detail and historical background. not really a page turner, but anyone who are looking for historical fiction would like this books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey Cavanaugh | 6/8/2012

    " The second installment of Cornwell's wonderful Sharpe series. Great fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jimmy Cat | 3/4/2012

    " Another great book in the Sharpe series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 11/27/2011

    " Entertaining. Not as intriguing as the first (Sharpe's Tiger), but sufficiently enjoyable that I'll probably read another.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grahambootle | 9/28/2011

    " could not put it down. bit of a 'boys own' adventure but brilliant. I must do the rest of the set. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 6/6/2011

    " I highly recommend reading these books in order. This was an important book in developing the Sharpe character, which I liken to an earlier, earthier James Bond. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rendy | 6/3/2011

    " It's a relatively heavy reading, with all detail and historical background. not really a page turner, but anyone who are looking for historical fiction would like this books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Owen | 3/3/2011

    " Enjoy story of the adventure of Sharpe's role in the military in Europe in the early 1800s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobby | 1/12/2011

    " Good battle descriptions. Growing tired of Sargeant Hakeswill. "

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

    " Very glad that sergeant won't be around anymore. I almost did not read this one after he survived the first one. Sharpe's adventures are interesting enough without such a trivial nemesis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 9/21/2010

    " I really liked the Sharpe Series. Fun Read, about British Military Life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissamiller | 8/21/2010

    " I'm now officially addicted to Richard Sharpe novels (by Bernard Cornwell)... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 7/4/2010

    " Fun read, again another series during the Napoleonic wars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trojanhorse | 4/4/2010

    " Another enjoyable read. I particularly like the way Cornwell finds a suitable gap in historical records to place Sharpe. "

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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.