A guttersnipe who has risen through the ranks of the British army, Ensign Sharpe is sailing home to England from his latest campaign against Napoleon. Anticipating an uneventful voyage, the dashing young maverick discovers the intriguing and very married Lady Grace Hale on board the Calliope. But just as he wins his way into her heart, the ship is fired upon and, suddenly, he finds himself in the thick of one of history's most spectacular incidents: the Battle of Trafalgar.
Patrick Tull's vibrant narration bedazzles listeners with this breathtaking retelling of one of Europe's most ferocious sea battles.
©2002 Bernard Cornwell; (P)2002 Recorded Books
The Sharpe books are lots of fun (not deep) and Tull is a fine narrator. I'm wondering if there something missing from this audio book, however. In part 2 of the book (on my iPOD), the characters start discussing someone's death and, from the importance of the event, I would have thought we would have heard about it in detail as it occurred. This seemed out of keeping with the generally linear Sharpe books. Did I somehow fail to download a chapter or two?
I really enjoy the Sharpe books, don't get me wrong. But I had to go back and read this one in print. The narration for me was totally unintelligible.
I've listened to the entire series except for a couple which are not offered. This version of Sharpe's Trafalgar is only available "read by Tull". If I could have found another read by Frederick Davidson, I would have gladly erased this copy, and finished the book via Davidson.
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content