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"Consistently exciting....These are wonderful novels!" (Stephen King)
I had never read (or listened to) a novel by Cornwell before purchasing and hearing this one. I was instantly hooked and I'm planning to purchase and listen to all of the others offered on Audible. The book was superb, the character development was rich and plausible, and the story telling was excellent. My only disappointment is that not all of the "Sharpe" novels are yet available on Audible (a situation I hope they rectify quickly). I might add that the narration by Frederick Davidson is absolutely fantastic. His ability to mimic almost any voice and accent only adds to the richness of the story. I heartily recommend this book to all.
Wonderful story with a very good plot. I'm really enjoying these Sharpe novels. And Davidson does an a very good narration--I wanted to fight along with Spanish as Davidson was reading the last dramatic chapters.
Great fun, lots of adventure, some history. I liked all of Bernard Cornwell Sharpe's books so much that I was deeply depressed when I finished the last one available at audible. More Please!
A rip roaring historical adventure novel, the first in a long series. Sword battering bone, blood & honor, AArrrr... Recommended for guys only, it's lot of fun and you learn some excellent history to boot!
This was my first of the "Sharpe" series and it was thouroughly enjoyable as well as giving me a great perspective of Spanish history. As an American living tempoarily in Spain I found it accurate and a rip-roaring adventure. I look forward to listening to more books in this series.
This was my first book of the Sharpe series, and I enjoyed it very much. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. The story was very exciting and kept me extremely interested all the way through. I highly recommend this one.
This is the story of how Sharpe became a combat infantry officer and gained the trust of his men, including sergeant Harper. A must read for anyone following the series.
I love the story of the start of Sharpe's friendship with Patrick Harper, and continuing life in this man's army. Excellent narration by Davidson, who I first encountered in the Jeeves stories.
I've read 8 or so Sharpe books and enjoyed them all. This one, however, fell a bit short. Sharpe is learning the ropes as to how to lead, having recently been appointed lieutenant. That's interesting. But his love interest is a stretch and his joinder with the Spanish is as well.
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