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The Scarlet Thief Audiobook

The Scarlet Thief

1854: The banks of the Alma River, Crimean Peninsular. The Redcoats stagger to a bloody halt. The men of the King's Royal Fusiliers are in terrible trouble, ducking and twisting as the storm of shot, shell, and bullet tear through their ranks. Officer Jack Lark has to act immediately and decisively. His life and the success of the campaign depend on it. But does he have the mettle, the officer qualities that are the life blood of the British Army? From a poor background Lark has risen through the ranks by stealth and guile and now he faces the ultimate test....
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1854: The banks of the Alma River, Crimean Peninsular. The Redcoats stagger to a bloody halt. The men of the King's Royal Fusiliers are in terrible trouble, ducking and twisting as the storm of shot, shell, and bullet tear through their ranks.

Officer Jack Lark has to act immediately and decisively. His life and the success of the campaign depend on it. But does he have the mettle, the officer qualities that are the life blood of the British Army? From a poor background Lark has risen through the ranks by stealth and guile and now he faces the ultimate test....

©2013 Paul Fraser Collard (P)2013 Headline Digital

What the Critics Say

"This is a brilliant debut and I look forward to reading more of Jack Lark!" (Bernard Cornwell)

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  • don
    peterborough, United Kingdom
    10/18/15
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    "so unmemorable and predictable"
    What disappointed you about The Scarlet Thief?

    I could see the story unfolding a long time before it happened


    What was most disappointing about Paul Fraser Collard’s story?

    predictable


    Have you listened to any of Dudley Hinton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    no


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Scarlet Thief?

    chapter one until the end


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marcus Connew
    5/12/15
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    Story
    "Sharpe meets the Talented Mr Ripley"

    I really enjoyed this fast paced story which grabbed my attention from the first chapter. There is plenty of action and a well developed lead character who is flawed but likeable.

    I finished this in just a couple of days and will definitely be reading/listening to the next books. I'm l
    ooking forward to seeing this series develop.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sharon
    Falmouth, United Kingdom
    7/15/13
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    "Enjoyable.."

    Told in the first person..
    After the rave reviews I felt a little deflated setting my expectations too high. BUT saying this the reality of the Crimean war shines through, you are there on the battle field, smelling seeing breathing the sheer horror of the era.
    I wanted more from Jack or maybe just from the surrounding characters a little more exploration of their lives as a few piqued my interest.,lets just say it's a lot just for one character to carry the whole storyline even though his is a good story with a cheeky ending that made me smile. A solid four stars and I will keep a definite look out for more from this author.

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