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Sharpe's Prey: Denmark, 1807 | [Bernard Cornwell]

Sharpe's Prey: Denmark, 1807

Critically acclaimed, best-selling novelist Bernard Cornwell takes listeners back to 1807 for an exciting tale of the Napoleonic Wars. Cornwell’s beloved hero, Richard Sharpe, is sent from England to Denmark on a secret mission. But as England and France fight over the powerful Danish fleet, Sharpe finds himself trapped in the war-torn city of Copenhagen.
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Critically acclaimed, best-selling novelist Bernard Cornwell takes listeners back to 1807 for an exciting tale of the Napoleonic Wars. Cornwell’s beloved hero, Richard Sharpe, is sent from England to Denmark on a secret mission. But as England and France fight over the powerful Danish fleet, Sharpe finds himself trapped in the war-torn city of Copenhagen.

©2002 Bernard Cornwell (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 08-02-11
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 08-02-11 Member Since 2015

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Sharpe's Prey: Denmark 1807"

    I was unaware that England attacked Denmark during the Napoleonic wars. I found this story most fascinating. The description of life in Denmark at the time made me feel as if I was there. Cornwell is a master of battle scenes and the destruction of the City was very realistic. Can not wait to read more in the series.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Apple Valley, CA, United States 07-08-11
    Brian Apple Valley, CA, United States 07-08-11 Member Since 2010

    Long haul commuter. Audiobooks keep me from causing serious physical harm to my fellow commuters. Bless you, Audible!

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    "Sharpe's Prey"

    If you are a fan of Sharpe and Bernard, this one will not disappoint. Being the transitionatory book between Trafalgar and Rifles it provides a glimpes into Sharpe's more sensitive side as well as his savage, vengeful side. I'll say no more.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Genoa City, WI, United States 11-05-12
    Craig Genoa City, WI, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2010

    An avid book "listener". As I own my own dental lab,I make teeth sitting at a bench all day, I have plenty of time to enjoy Audible titles

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    "What else is there to say... It is Sharpe!"
    Would you listen to Sharpe’s Prey again? Why?

    I would listen again, if only because I enjoy listening to nearly all of my Audible purchases multiple times. If I like a story, and I do like this story, it will absolutely get more than one listen and I am a huge fan of Bernard Cornwell's body of work, not to mention the life that Patrick Tull breaths into any story he narates.


    What other book might you compare Sharpe’s Prey to and why?

    If you like one Sharpe's book, I would be surprised if you would be disappointed in any of them.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 11-17-12
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 11-17-12 Member Since 2014

    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

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    "Sharpe keeps up the action and trouble"
    If you could sum up Sharpe’s Prey in three words, what would they be?

    Trouble Action Gold


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sharpe’s Prey?

    The end where he donated to rebuild the lost orphanage


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked alot of them some tender others full of action


    Any additional comments?

    Cornwell can write a very interesting story and I plan to read more

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Centerville, OH, United States 04-19-14
    Angela Centerville, OH, United States 04-19-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst of the Richard Sharpe Narrators"
    How could the performance have been better?

    I am not sure why Patrick Tull has been chosen to narrate. When he speaks for 30-year-old Sharpe it jolts the listener out of the story. He sounds like a dehydrated old man in a nursing home, missing his teeth. In addition, he mumbles at times so that I have to keep the sound very high to hear the story or swipe back 30 seconds to try to discern what Tull is saying. Tull is one of the worst narrators that I have heard.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 02-06-15
    Michael 02-06-15

    Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.

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    "Grumpy Old Man Sharpe"

    Don't get me wrong by my title, this is an excellent book. Full of twists and turns and action to boot. You wonder how Sharpe's career has ended up in the quartermasters store with his contacts and abilities but there you go, the British Army wasn't a meritocracy.
    It is a pity that this series didn't move into a ruthless spy story set in the period, but Sharpe is no 007. He is good at killing and has a knack of staying alive even when he hasn't a clue what is going on.
    The villains are good in this book, the people he meets real although at times a little formulatic and of course Sharpe's technical abilities like shooting or dirty fighting are excellent. This is one of Bernard Cornwell's great stories. Could be as it was written well after the series was started but it slides in very nicely. I believe the next in the series is Sharpe's Rifles, which got me hooked on the series well before this book was ever written.
    Now the only problem is Patrick Tull. He is excellent reading the story and fantastic with the accents but, Richard Sharpe's voice sounds like a grumpy old man. Could be I like the other narrators or Sean Beans voice, but Patrick Tull does Sharpe no favours.
    One other thing, don't ever get the abridge version of these books, not worth it and too much is cut out. Well worth the 12 hours listening to this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Athens, AL, USA 09-10-13
    Michael Athens, AL, USA 09-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "One of Tull's better Narrations"
    If you could sum up Sharpe’s Prey in three words, what would they be?

    Creative - Action - Good


    What does Patrick Tull bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    In doing the Master and Commander series, I thought Tull was very tedious, dull, and boring. I thought Simon Vance was far better. Needless to say I was disappointed that I couldn't find this book narrated by someone else. However, Tull did a very commendable job with this one. Apart from the few times when he was difficult to understand, this was a good narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Weatherston 08-16-13 Member Since 2014
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    "What a baby you are, Sharpe."

    This seems to have been almost written by a different author. Sharpe seems soft, expresses more emotions, and is different from the hard, calloused man we read about in the first books. The story was still OK, though, and moved along well. Overall, this receives an OK from me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Browder Ocala, Fl USA 03-08-13
    Bill Browder Ocala, Fl USA 03-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Exciting Read"

    Second Sharpe book I have listened to. Sharpe is a unique protagonist both honorable and a opportunist rogue. Very entertaining kind of like an adult version of Jacky Faber. Will listen to all the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip Detroit, MI, United States 03-04-13
    Phillip Detroit, MI, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Story different ending"
    Would you try another book from Bernard Cornwell and/or Patrick Tull?

    I have listened to three of Bernard Cornwell books and I have liked them all. This story line I did not enjoy as much as the others. I will listen to more of the stories of "Sharpe". It is well written. Patrick Tull narrates very well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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