I have read all of the books in the Sharpe series and so I was very happy for this to come out. If you have never read one of the books I would recommend you read one of the Napoleonic war books and get hooked before you can appreciate this one. As a stand alone without appreciation of Sharpe's history this is mediocre at best but for the Sharpe fanatic one more is better than none at all.
A lot of action. The narrator does a very nice job. Mr Box writes well and the narrator gives life to the characters. My main reservation is this is another "kids in peril" story. I think we've had enough of that in this series.
I started this series as one of those that I felt I must read for intellectual and historical completeness but I kept putting if off for Gabriel Allon, Jack Reacher, and like stories. Well half way through book one I purchased the rest and can't stop listening.
This book was on sale. Being the third in the series I bought the first two also as I hate not starting a series at the beginning. Well I'll never buy a sales book out of order again. There is a lot of psychology in this series. More than I care for being more fond of the Robert Crais and Lee Child genre. I was able to semi enjoy this listen. The narrator makes the story listenable but if I was reading rather than listening I would have put it down long ago. I couldn't finish the second book in the series. Not for me, but if you like a lot of psychology in your mystery/thriller you may like these.
I have always enjoyed Mr. Cornwell's books. I went through the Sharpe's series and wanted to tell him"more". I read all of those and was thoroughly pleased. I have some series I read and some on audible. I don't know why I purchased Agincourt and 1356 on audible but I couldn't be more pleased. Having a teen who thinks the most mundane is " awesome" I hesitate to use superlatives. The narrator made a wonderful story wonderous. If you enjoy Cornwell and historical fiction then this is well worth the listen.
Night Soldiers was entertaining. This book seemed to go on and on. It did not hold my attention and I had to hit the back button on several occasions. I began well but became tedious.
What a marvelous book. The story is wonderful, this history is interesting, with a performance to match.
This is not my usual genre. I tend to stick to thrillers. However this was compelling, interesting, and informative. The writing holds the attention and the performance is top notch. This was worth straying from fiction.
The Prey series got me hooked on Sandford and Virgil Flowers is even better. I went through the the first three books of the series one after another.
I so enjoyed this "listen" that I followed each book in the series immediate with the next. I took drove circuitous routes just to continue the stories.
I ended up with the first three books in this series because of a sale. I panned the first because of the presence of an annoying little girl tagging along with the protagonist. The child is becoming less of a presence other than the reason for his undertaking the missions to get money to support her. The less she's a presence the better the story. I don't know if I'll purchase the next one.
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