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3.03 out of 53.03 out of 53.03 out of 53.03 out of 53.03 out of 5 3.03 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Robin Bowerman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9780062019172
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“The most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today.” —Wall Street Journal

“Readers who haven’t discovered Bernard Cornwell don’t know what they are missing.” —New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn

From the New York Times bestselling author of Agincourt, the Saxon Tales, and the beloved Richard Sharpe series, Bernard Cornwell’s The Fort plunges prow-first into the largest naval clash of the Revolutionary War. Fans of the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles and The Burning Land will thrill to Cornwell’s triumphant return to American historical fiction in this gripping story of courage, strength and patriotism.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a rousing yarn of clashing personalities, crashing cannons, and lively musket and bayonet work, along with spies, cowardice, and moments of incredible bravery. Cornwell presents a fascinating, accurate, and exciting history lesson enlivened with a generous blast of gun smoke and grapeshot.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Cornwell fans and readers who enjoy historical military fiction will find this a readable and thoroughly researched account of an obscure Revolutionary War battle.”

    Library Journal

  • “Illuminating the battle from all angles and telling the story from both sides, Cornwell once again offers a fresh perspective on a stirring episode in martial history.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Chivers | 2/17/2014

    " Pretty good, but not one of Cornwell's better ones. About a Revolutionary War non-battle really. Hard to write about an attack where the main story is the Americans failure to press the attack - i.e. what didn't happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 George Johnston | 2/7/2014

    " It wasn't as good as his Sharp or Norsemen series of books but i find his one off stories not to be as good as his serial stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 2/3/2014

    " Right up there with Jeff Shaara's Revolution books. I enjoyed being taken to an aspect of the Revolution I was completely unfamiliar with. A real Paul Revere buster. "

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

    " Interesting look at a small battle in the American Revolution, written from the brits side. Told this way, I dont know how we won. Paul Revere was a pretentious, selfish coward and the American Commodore was incompetent. If the war went like this... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holli | 1/22/2014

    " I am just at the beginning. So far it is taking me awhile to get into it..but I think it will pick up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/10/2014

    " Listening to this as an audio book driving to and from work. Liking it so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonny Cox | 1/10/2014

    " I am a big Cornwell fan and have read most of his books. This was not my favourite. It had the usual rich character definitions and well constructed plot but the story never quite gripped me in the way that his books usually do. Still worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 12/19/2013

    " Wasn't expecting to enjoy this nearly as much as I did. Cornwell at his best!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 12/1/2013

    " Not one of Bernard Cornwell's strongest, but nonetheless fascinating to me as I knew nothing about this bit of history, and had no idea what a tool Paul Revere really was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Libertine | 11/24/2013

    " Not as good as his other Revolutionary War novel, Redcoat. Also a far cry from his Sharpe books as well. Plodding without much character development. I learned something about a minor battle, but it did not engage me as a novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon Zink | 11/23/2013

    " I listened to this book on tape. I knew I shouldn't bother with anything by Bernard Cornwell; but people who like to read about war and battles will like him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leo Sun | 8/18/2013

    " a too simple story, good for relax. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ana Paula | 3/22/2013

    " The plot didn't grab me at all. I think there were too many male characters that in my head were all the same, at least in most of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Bell | 2/2/2013

    " I knew nothing of this battle, and it seems little of some famous figures from history. Interesting story and remarkable battle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 12/3/2012

    " A good read for historical fiction fans. The depiction of Paul Revere is not completely accurate to historical facts, but overall an enjoyable book. One of Cornwell's better books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jen | 7/23/2012

    " I thought I would enjoy reading this historical novel, but it was difficult to keep track of which characters were on which side of the battle, and the gruesome descriptions of the dying soldiers were too much for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 6/25/2012

    " While I enjoyed this one, it wasn't as good as other Cornwell books I've read. It took some time to slog through the first part... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 1/7/2012

    " Because it lacks a central protagonist, The Fort is not one of Cornwell's better books. In fact, it reads a bit like one of those historical re-enactments/documentaries on PBS. However it still held my interest throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel | 12/13/2011

    " history fluff "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob Hinnant | 9/2/2011

    " It's a great story but it drags in places and doesn't start moving along until near the end. That said, it tells a little known story in our American history and also illustrates some of the human traits of historic legends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 8/27/2011

    " Classic Cornwell and all the better for sticking close to the history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 6/28/2011

    " Good read. Gripping battle scenes. Biased towards the British though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barb | 6/12/2011

    " I generally like Cornwell quite a bit, and was disappointed in this one. I was amazed when it was over (was listening to it) - it just stopped, and didn't wrap up loose ends. I know war is like that, but I would have liked something more. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bullseye | 6/11/2011

    " This book should be titled the Slow Boring Story. Even the battle is slow and has no real intensity to it. I'd rather read an actual history book than this molasses mess. Fortunately, I got it from the Library and didn't spend any money on it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 George | 6/10/2011

    " It wasn't as good as his Sharp or Norsemen series of books but i find his one off stories not to be as good as his serial stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 George | 6/1/2011

    " It was okay but i much prefer his Sharp and Norsemen series of books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 4/20/2011

    " Slow moving, but well researched and written. I liked the story. It was a disaster from start to finish and that he portrayed Paul Revere closer to his real self than history does, as our history is often mixed with jingoism. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 3/15/2011

    " Lots of technical information on weaponry, landscape, and ships which bogged me down a bit. I also felt a bit guilty cheering for the British, but it was hard to sympathize with the Americans. This came from a different perspective than I've seen before, so was interesting in that regard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 3/14/2011

    " a little slow at the beginning, but its picking up "

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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.