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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,320 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: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455172832
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With the emperor Napoleon at its head, an enormous French army is marching toward Brussels. The British and their allies are also converging on Brussels in preparation for a grand society ball, and it is up to Richard Sharpe to convince the Prince of Orange, the inexperienced commander of Wellington’s Dutch troops, to act before it is too late. But Sharpe’s warning cannot stop the tide of battle, and the British suffer heavy losses on the road to Waterloo. Wellington has few reserves of men and ammunition, the Prussian army has not arrived, and the French advance wields tremendous firepower and determination. Victory seems impossible.

In this, the culmination of Richard Sharpe’s long and arduous career, Bernard Cornwell brings to life all of the horror and exhilaration of one of the greatest military triumphs of all time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A marvelous mixture of fact and fiction concerning individual bravery and audacity amidst the everyday drama and turmoil of war.”

    Los Angeles Herald Examiner

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

    Kirkus

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 2/20/2014

    " Rollicking read, read also for a great overview of Wellington and Napoleon. Napoleon & Wellington "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Gutschenritter | 2/18/2014

    " I mild addiction to Richard Sharpe was continued in Waterloo. Bernard Cornwell's masterful storytelling brought the battle and the completion of the Napoleonic Wars to vivid light in my mind as most of the plots came to a close. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 2/18/2014

    " Quite a simplistic, Anglophile reading of history. Good fun all the same "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingrid Hansen | 2/9/2014

    " Fantastic read, Sharpe is sooo cool and I just love the books. "

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

    " Love this wonderful series--characters and situations seem very real. Cornwell is not only a wonderful writer of fiction but combines it with sound history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 2/4/2014

    " 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 Dave Jones | 1/29/2014

    " Another in a long line of great Sharpe books. If you are a fan of the series, this one will not disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott F | 1/16/2014

    " decent story, but after finishing some great sharpe's novels I found this one not quite as engaging "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marion Robinson | 12/11/2013

    " A great way to learn the history of the Battle of Waterloo. All the Sharpe stories are worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 11/24/2013

    " For those of us who read these books for the battles, tactics, and heroism, this was one of the best of the series. If you like intrigue or moon over Sharpe's character, you will find only a little to your liking. I could hardly put it down and find it the best account I've read of Waterloo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse VanDeWalker | 11/20/2013

    " Undoubtedly the finale I wanted while reading the previous 19 volumes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce | 10/30/2013

    " I think one of my favorites in the series. I went to the Waterloo battlefield not too long after reading this and it provided a great overview to the battle ( I know, the are actual history books to read about the battle, but I like Sharpe being there ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Exiledbacchus | 10/13/2013

    " For me this book is barely saved from being a dire cheese fest by it's historical accuracy and naval detail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oleg Bogatyrevich | 10/7/2013

    " Napoleon is back from Elba and Europe is at war again. Waterloo is arguably the most important battle in the Napoleonic wars and Bernard Cornwell puts a beautiful spin on the progression of the battle. Sharpe has to fight for England again against a country where he has planted his roots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Reas | 5/11/2013

    " Great ending to the Napoleonic wars and the Sharpe sagas! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russell | 11/26/2012

    " Great storytelling to illustrate Napoleon's downfall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tenya Ingalls | 10/5/2012

    " Loved this telling of the famous battle from the perspecitive of Sharpe! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nat Bond | 7/15/2012

    " A fine conclusion to a 21-book series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Mulholland | 6/10/2012

    " Brutal, and of the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edoardo Albert | 3/14/2012

    " One star less than the usual Sharpe four-star read, mainly because this book is more a description of the battle of Waterloo than a Sharpe novel. However, as a description, it excels, particularly in giving the reader a visceral sense of how it was 'the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 No pain | 1/13/2012

    " Ino that sharpe series is for adults but I read them and loved them there the bedtime series other then cherub "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chip | 12/31/2011

    " Great, detailed account of the days leading up too the b the battle and the battle itself... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 9/27/2011

    " Napoleon's last battle is described in detail from the British perspective by Cornwell. Of course, Lt. Colonel Sharpe is there when Wellington needs him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Crawford | 9/8/2011

    " I rate this one a bit higher if only because of the event itself. Historically significant battles of an epic proportion are not common. I loved this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 8/26/2011

    " A great end to the series! This is the climax to the Sharpe novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 6/7/2011

    " Great ending to the Napoleonic wars and the Sharpe sagas! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 5/17/2011

    " Napoleon's last battle is described in detail from the British perspective by Cornwell. Of course, Lt. Colonel Sharpe is there when Wellington needs him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Exiledbacchus | 5/7/2011

    " For me this book is barely saved from being a dire cheese fest by it's historical accuracy and naval detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 No pain | 4/30/2011

    " Ino that sharpe series is for adults but I read them and loved them there the bedtime series other then cherub "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 4/27/2011

    " Outstanding. Really gave you a feel of the battles and times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Booksrock | 3/18/2011

    " Love this wonderful series--characters and situations seem very real. Cornwell is not only a wonderful writer of fiction but combines it with sound history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 8/30/2010

    " Love the battle, tactics, camaraderie, and the history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 12/14/2009

    " Cornwell concludes his fascinating Richard Sharpe series, with the protagonist's participation in the greatest battle of the Napoleonic wars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross | 10/19/2009

    " The next to the last book in the 22 book series and my favorite of the bunch. Very nice recounting of the preparation for battle and the battle itself. "

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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.