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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 Davidso Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Richard Sharpe Adventures Release Date:
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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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  • “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.”


  • “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.”


  • “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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Jason | 1/20/2014

    " great author who interweaves history into a story that is easily followed and hard to put down "

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