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Sharpe’s Havoc: Portugal, 1809 | [Bernard Cornwell]

Sharpe’s Havoc: Portugal, 1809

Best-selling novelist Bernard Cornwell crafts a thrilling tale from his immensely popular Richard Sharpe series. In 1809 Lieutenant Sharpe and his riflemen are in Portugal, preparing for Napoleon’s next strike. The smaller English force will probably pull out before it’s too late, but not Sharpe. His orders are to find the missing daughter of an English wine shipper. Just as Sharpe and his men begin their mission, the French launch their punishing assault.
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Best-selling novelist Bernard Cornwell crafts a thrilling tale from his immensely popular Richard Sharpe series. In 1809 Lieutenant Sharpe and his riflemen are in Portugal, preparing for Napoleon’s next strike. The smaller English force will probably pull out before it’s too late, but not Sharpe. His orders are to find the missing daughter of an English wine shipper. Just as Sharpe and his men begin their mission, the French launch their punishing assault.

©2003 Bernard Cornwell (P)2003 Recorded Books

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    KEITH Canyon Country, CA, United States 10-22-11
    KEITH Canyon Country, CA, United States 10-22-11 Member Since 2010

    I have been listening to books on tape for over 20 years. Starting with audio tapes, then CD's and now downloads.

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    "Hard to go back"

    I am a huge Sharpe fan and have read or listened to all the books at least twice. I do notice that when Mr. Cornwell goes back to insert a battle into the original timeline the story is not as crips as before. Mr. Tull does a very fine job but once you listen to Mr. Davidson read, he is so very hard to beat. The story is good. What I am saying is if you have not heard all the other Sharpe stories, start with them and go back and insert these, as Mr. Cornwell did.

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    Chris Middleton, WI, United States 03-28-14
    Chris Middleton, WI, United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book, horrible narrator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would not recommend this narrator to Americans. Very challenging to understand what the British narrator is saying. I was not able listen in the car because I would have to strain to catch every word and found myself having to rewind constantly. Eventually gave up and just read the book.


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    Ryan Weatherston Japan 08-16-13
    Ryan Weatherston Japan 08-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another bloody Sharpe story"

    Much better than the last "new" Sharpe book, "Sharpe's Prey" that Mr. Cornwell wrote after finishing the series. Overall, this is just another Sharpe adventure; bloody battles, wealthy enemies on his same side, and a damsel in distress. Still, it is a good read and the story flows well.

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    Gary Chicago, IL, United States 03-27-13
    Gary Chicago, IL, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2007
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    "fun and quick read"

    this was an enjoyable story. if you want some good entertainment this is a great option!

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    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 11-22-12
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 11-22-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Sharpe and Sgt Harper are deep in it again"
    What made the experience of listening to Sharpe’s Havoc the most enjoyable?

    The story is very interesting and the different characters intertwine to make a great story


    What did you like best about this story?

    Being alittle blood thristy I liked the end at the bridge


    Have you listened to any of Patrick Tull’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is a great reader, sometimes alittle hard for American listeners but he does the parts very well


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, when the bridge gave way and the river filled to overflow with the dead civilians


    Any additional comments?

    I am hooked and plan to read more, the action is gripping the story interesting

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    Richard ELKRIDGE, MD, United States 09-18-12
    Richard ELKRIDGE, MD, United States 09-18-12
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    "Entertaining"
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    I am a big fan of the Richard Sharpe stories and just finished with this one. I found the story to be entertaining as usual. The narrarator was excellent if the noise level was low. However when I was in my car, I had a hard time understanding him and had to constantly tweak my volume.

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    Dan Daphne, AL, USA 08-20-12
    Dan Daphne, AL, USA 08-20-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Fine story told by my favorite narrator."

    Cornwell's novels seldom disappoint. Patrick Tull is a treasure. If you have not heard his reading of the Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, you are in for a treat.

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