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"Consistently exciting....These are wonderful novels!" (Stephen King)
Ths sixth book in the series (not counting the prequil) has all the blood and guts, but adds a little more intrigue to the Sharpe equation. While Sharpe has mastered war on the battlefield, he still has a long way to go to be a player in Hogan's intelligence war.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
Pierre Ducos, French spy, sets a trap for Sharpe and has him charged with the murder of the Marquis. Lord Wellington is forced to respond by having Sharpe court martialed and hanged. But does Hogan and Wellington have a secret plan? So begins the story of intrigue
and suspense. There are several battles in the story and as I have said before Cornwell is the master of the battle scene. The last battle scene of the story is magnificent. I was most interested in the author's comments at the end of the story, telling what was true and where to go to see the battle scene, also which museums to go to see the Rubin's paintings and other item's left or recovered from the looting of the wagons. Cornwell is great at weaving history and fiction together into a great story. Frederick Davidson does a great job narrating the story.
Bernard Cornwell does it again with his book, Sharpe's Honor. One of the best narrators, if not the best, Frederick Davidson, does a masterful job in bringing the characters alive and make the listening experience truly memorable.
I really enjoy these books, so I'm really biased. This one has a slightly different plot than some of the others, which is a nice twist, although the second half of the book seems kind of repetitive of other Sharpe books. I did enjoy the description of the plunder of the wagons at the end though.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
What a story. Sharpe fights a duel and then is accused of murder. Well they hang him and he is off to find out what or who is setting him up. No Harper to help him but he gets to go undercover, play with a murderous Spanish guerilla, tempt fate with a master French spy, meet some nice French guys, get the girl, win the battle and become rich in the process. I tell you this is a nice romp and is more Flashman than Sharpe, but still a damn good yarn. Worth the listen to and exactly what Richard needed to get out of his slump after the tragedy of events from the last book. Sharpe is back at his best and all he needed was an impossible action filled adventure with beautiful women, real nasty bad guys and an army of French who seem not to be able to aim straight. Oh, and he seemed to improve his riding in this book. Don't get me wrong, I love this book and Frederick Davidison I feel did it real good.
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
Action Betrayal Luck
Liked the part where the castle blew up and he escaped,
Yes, and this one is just as good as the rest, He does a great job
Liked the story and look forward to reading more I am sure Sharpe and Harper will keep up the pace and action
I love the Sharpe's series. Ranking is too difficult. Audible gives so many fabulous options.
Bernard Cornwell's books are all good. I really liked the Sharpe's series (most I listened to from the local library saving my credits for other fabulous books not available there). I've read less favorable reviews in comparison to Patrick O'Brian but why compare them? Both series are very good. Sharpe is probably not as well-written as a literary work but for entertainment value, both Sharpe and Captain Aubrey are equals.
Yes. He's fabulous in everything that I can remember.
Great series. I've liked everything that I've listened to that Bernard Cornwell has written. I haven't listened to "The Fort" although I own it. It received some less than favorable reviews so I haven't listened yet. But, I will.
By the time I got to this book in the Sharpe's Series, I was getting VERY tired of Sharpe. The stories are all the same format. Sharpe is the best soldier and the best friend, and the best lover and always gets the girl (oh come on). BUT I did listen to the rest of the series, if you listen this far, so will you.
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