Sharpe has been sent by the Duke of Wellington on a mission to Cadiz, now the capital of Spain, to rescue the British ambassador, who happens to be Wellington's brother, from a spot of undiplomatic trouble. The city has been blockaded by the French but is supported by the British from the sea. It contains a rare mix of pro- and anti-British Spaniards, diplomats, courtiers, adventurers, and spies.
Sharpe's mission - complicated, undercover, and political -turns out to be completely different from the one on which he was sent. It brings him through the besieging enemy army to triumph in the battle of Barossa, where the British, deserted by their allies, defeat an overwhelmingly stronger French force.
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©2006 Bernard Cornwell; (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers
"Once again, Cornwell is right on target, providing an irresistible combination of rousing military history, penetrating character analysis, and suspenseful martial intrigue." (Booklist)
I have listened to the previous 10 books and this is the worst one yet.
Worst reader of the 3 I have listened to.
First part is nothing but confusion. It a shame an unabridged version is
If you have enjoyed listening to the other books in the Richard Sharpe series, you'll like this one too. But what makes this particular recording so special is the voice of Paul McGann. He sounds just like Sean Bean's character in the Sharpe TV series.
this book was a let down in away, But as everyone knows,"ABRIDGED " books stinks. the book would have been good "UNABRIDGED" but audible Let me down.
Always, but never again will I buy a "ABRIDGED " book.
he was good but not as good a others.
none it was cut off middle of a battle.
i would buy the "UNABRIDGED" to this book if it comes to Audible to see what i missed.
yes I enjoy listening to the sharpe series as I drive to work.
blowing up the bridge.
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