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Sharpe's Rifles Audiobook
Sharpe's Rifles
Written by: 
Bernard Cornwell
Narrated by: 
Frederick Davidson
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Sharpe's Rifles Audiobook

Sharpe's Rifles: Book VI of the Sharpe Series

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Publisher's Summary

It's 1809 and the powerful French juggernaut is sweeping across Spain. Lieutenant Sharpe is newly in command of the demoralized, distrustful men of the 95th Rifles. He must lead them to safety - and the only means of escape is a treacherous trek through the enemy-infested mountains of Spain. Blas Vivar and his band of intrepid Spanish soldiers may prove to be their salvation. But Vivar is transporting a mysterious chest that he claims can shift the tides of war, and the French are determined to get it - no matter what the cost.

Don't forget to check out the rest of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series.

©1988 by Rifleman Productions; (P)1995 by Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Joe 09-30-03
    Joe 09-30-03
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    "Historical Fiction at it's best."

    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.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Cameron Monterey, CA, United States 06-12-07
    Cameron Monterey, CA, United States 06-12-07
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    "Great book, great narration"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jim 10-16-03
    jim 10-16-03 Member Since 2016
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    "Lots of adventure."

    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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Peyton Imperial, PA, USA 03-03-03
    Peyton Imperial, PA, USA 03-03-03
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    "Sharpe's Rifles"

    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!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald New Port Richey, FL, USA 04-24-04
    Ronald New Port Richey, FL, USA 04-24-04
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    "A GREAT Historical Novel"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Floyd 11-08-06
    David Floyd 11-08-06 Listener Since 2006
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    "Lots of Fun"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Centennial, CO, United States 07-22-16
    Bill Centennial, CO, United States 07-22-16 Member Since 2011

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    "another fun Sharpe story!"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer 03-21-16
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    "Sharpe and Harper begin"

    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.

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    Pax Records 10-01-15
    Pax Records 10-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Nobody better"

    Bernard Cornwell is our finest historical fiction writer and Sharpe's Rifles only confirms it. A wonderful tale brilliantly narrated.

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    Tom 04-05-15
    Tom 04-05-15
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    "not equal to the others"

    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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