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  • 1

    Sharpe's Tiger: Book I of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Overall
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    1799. As the British Army fights its way through India toward a diabolical trap, the young and illiterate private Richard Sharpe must battle both man and beast behind enemy lines, in an attempt to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive his French allies out of India.

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  • 2

    Sharpe's Triumph: Book II of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    The paths of treachery lead Sharpe's company to join the army of Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, to take on the Mahratta horde. Sharpe must survive the carnage and live to tell the tale of what will be remembered as one of the greatest battles of the 19th century.

    Don says: "Great story - Poor narration quality"
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  • 3

    Sharpe's Fortress

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By William Gaminara
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    The 3rd and final novel of Sharpe's exploits in India finds him confronting not only Indians and French, but enemies from within Wellesley's forces and a wily English renegade by the name of William Dodd.

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  • 4

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    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.

    J. Perry says: "Part 2 is incomplete (otherwise 5 stars)"
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  • 5

    Sharpe’s Prey: Denmark, 1807

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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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.

    Jean says: "Sharpe's Prey: Denmark 1807"
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  • 6

    Sharpe's Rifles: Book VI of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    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.

    Joe says: "Historical Fiction at it's best."
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  • 7

    Sharpe’s Havoc: Portugal, 1809

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    Best-selling novelist Bernard Cornwell crafts a thrilling tale from his immensely popular Richard Sharpe series. In 1809 Lieutenant Sharpe and his riflemen are in Portugal, preparing for Napoleon’s next strike. The smaller English force will probably pull out before it’s too late, but not Sharpe. His orders are to find the missing daughter of an English wine shipper. Just as Sharpe and his men begin their mission, the French launch their punishing assault.

    KEITH says: "Hard to go back"
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  • 8

    Sharpe's Eagle: Book VIII of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Here is one of those rare novels, the first in an epic series, that completely transports the listener to an unforgettable time and place in history. At Talavera in July of 1809, Captain Richard Sharpe, bold, professional, and ruthless, prepares to lead his men against the armies of Napoleon into what will be the bloodiest battle of the war.

    Nicholas Winn says: "Great and you don't have to have read the others"
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  • 9

    Sharpe's Gold: Book IX of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Only a year after its stunning victory at Talavera in July of 1809, Wellington's Peninsular Army, vastly outnumbered and its coffers empty, was on the brink of collapse. The Spanish government had fallen, the last Spanish armies had been crushed by the French, and all that was left were the peassants fighting the guerrilla, the "little war." But Wellington had one hope left.

    James says: "Great Fun"
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  • 10

    Sharpe's Escape: Book X of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    It is 1810, and in Napoleon's determination to conquer Portugal, and push the British back to the sea, he sends his largest army yet across the Spanish frontier. But between the Portuguese border and Napoleon's seemingly certain victory are two obstacles; a wasted land, stripped of food by Wellington's orders, and Captain Richard Sharpe.

    Jesse says: "Classic Cornwell, Terrible Tull"
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  • 11

    Sharpe’s Fury: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    (83)
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    Sharpe has been sent by Wellington on a mission to Cádiz, now the capital of Spain, to rescue the British ambassador - who happens to be Wellington’s brother - from a spot of undiplomatic trouble. The city has been blockaded by the French but is supported by the British from the sea. It contains a rare mix of pro- and anti-British citizens, diplomats, courtiers, adventurers, and spies. Sharpe’s mission - complicated, undercover, and political - turns out to be completely different from the one on which he was sent.

    Dennis says: "An all out adventure on the battlefield and off"
    An all out adventure on the battlefield and off

    Only have time for audio, it is great book very good read

    Reviewed on December 09 2012 by Dennis (FORT PIERCE, FL, United States)
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    Sharpe's Fury: The Battle of Barrosa, March 1811: The Sharpe Series, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Rupert Farley
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    Captain Sharpe has to protect a philandering diplomat and, deserted by his ally, faces the enemy. In the winter of 1811, the war seems lost. Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz, now the Spanish capital and itself under siege. Inside the city walls an intricate diplomatic dance is taking place and Richard Sharpe faces more than one enemy. The small British force is trapped by a French army, and their only hope lies with the outnumbered redcoats outside refusing to admit defeat.

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  • 12

    Sharpe's Battle: Book XII of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    As Napoleon threatens to crush Britain in battle, Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe leads a ragtag army to exact a personal revenge. In the spring of 1811, one of the most bitter battles of the Peninsular War is about to commence. The hopes and hearts of all of Britain are turned toward Spain, where victory will be won or lost.

    David says: "Another excellent Sharpe Adventure"
    Another excellent Sharpe Adventure

    Fredrick Davidson must really enjoy the Sharpe novels. I have listened to him on several different titles and he is always solid but many times he co..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 06 2008 by David (La Porte, TX, United States)
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    Sharpe's Battle: The Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro, May 1811: The Sharpe Series, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Rupert Farley
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    Richard Sharpe is fighting for his Irish battalion and his own honour through the blood-stained streets of the town. Quartered in a crumbling Portuguese fort, Richard Sharpe and his men are attacked by an elite French unit, led by an old enemy of Sharpe's, and suffer heavy losses. The army's high command blame Sharpe for the disaster and his military career seems to be ruined. His only hope is to redeem himself on the battlefield.

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  • 13

    Sharpe's Company: Book XIII of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Acclaimed as the best of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series, Sharpe's Company finds Richard Sharpe desperate to save his wife and daughter from inside the fortress of Badajoz. "Consistently exciting," says Stephen King. "These are wonderful novels."

    Jean says: "Sharpe's Company"
    Sharpe's Company

    I have enjoyed this series and can not wait to start the next book. I usually alternate the Sharpe series with Patrick O'Brian's Capt Aubrey series. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 20 2011 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
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    Sharpe's Company: The Siege of Badajoz, January to April 1812: The Sharpe Series, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Rupert Farley
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    Captain Richard Sharpe has to lead the attack on the terrible fortress. It is a hard winter. For Richard Sharpe it is the worst he can remember. He has lost command to a man who could buy the promotion Sharpe covets. His oldest enemy, the ruthless and indestructible Hakes will, joins the regiment and he is a man with a mission to ruin Sharpe. But Sharpe is determined to change his luck. The only way - a desperate choice - is to volunteer the Forlorn Hope, to lead the attack on the impregnable fortress.

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  • 14

    Sharpe's Sword: Book XIV of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Colonel Leroux is killing Britain's most valuable spies, and it's up to Richard Sharpe to stop him. Thrust into the unfamiliar world of political and military intrigue, Sharpe must tangle with La Marquesa, a beguiling, extraordinarily beautiful woman whose embrace is as calculating as it is passionate. As she leads him through a maze of secrecy, cunning, and deception, Sharpe relentlessly pursues Leroux, determined to exact his revenge with the cold steel of his sword.

    Jean says: "Sharpe's Sword"
    Sharpe's Sword

    Another great story from Bernard Cornwell. Cornwell is the master of battle scenes and he brings the battle field to life in this book. I believe th..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 06 2011 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
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    Sharpe's Sword: The Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812: The Sharpe Series, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Rupert Farley
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    Richard Sharpe, who alone can recognise the top French spy, is under orders to capture him alive. Richard Sharpe is once again at war. But this time his enemy is just one man - the ruthless Colonel Leroux. Sharpe's mission is to safeguard El Mirador, a spy whose network of agents is vital to British victory. Sharpe is forced into a new world of political and military intrigue.

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  • 15

    Sharpe's Enemy: Book XV of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Overall
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    (92)
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    A band of renegades led by Sharpe's vicious mortal enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, holds a group of British and French women hostage in a strategic mountain pass. On the other side of the pass, Napoleon's Grande Armie seeks to smash through and crash the British army in Portugal. Outnumbered and attacked from two sides, Sharpe must hold his ground or die in the attempt.

    Rachel says: "All around terrific"
    All around terrific

    Wonderful story [but make sure you read this series in order] with lots of good characters, action and plot. The reader [F. Davidson] is perfect for t..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 12 2003 by Rachel (stroudsburg, PA, USA)
  • 16

    Sharpe's Honor: Book XVI of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to the imprisonment of Sharpe. Caught in a web of political intrigue for which his military experience has left him fatally unprepared, Sharpe becomes a fugitive - a man hunted by both ally and enemy alike.

    Peyton says: "Another Winner"
    Another Winner

    Ths sixth book in the series (not counting the prequil) has all the blood and guts, but adds a little more intrigue to the Sharpe equation. While Shar..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 03 2003 by Peyton (Imperial, PA, USA)
  • 17

    Sharpe's Regiment: Book XVII of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Overall
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    Subtitled Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November 1913, this story features a corrupt political enemy who is determined to disband the South Essex Regiment, and to destroy the life of Major Richard Sharpe.

    Jean says: "Corruption in recrutiting"
    Corruption in recrutiting

    This story takes place between June and November 1913 (almost 200 years ago) in both Spain and London. The South Essex Regiment is not getting new me..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 02 2012 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 18

    Sharpe's Siege: Book XVIII of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Sharpe's mission had seemed simple: capture a small unguarded French coastal fort, cripple Napoleon's supply lines, and retreat across the sea. But behind the lines, Sharpe's old enemy, Pierre Ducos, awaits Sharpe's arrival with a battalion of French soldiers and a vicious commanding general who keeps the scalps of his dead enemies as trophies.

    Jean says: "Behind enemy lines"
    Behind enemy lines

    Richard Sharpe is to command a company of "Rifles" (not his own company) behind enemy lines and capture a small unguarded French fort. As the British..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 08 2012 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 19

    Sharpe's Revenge: Book XIX of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    It is 1814 and the defeat of Napoleon seems imminent, if the well-protected city of Toulouse can be conquered. For Richard Sharpe, the battle turns out to be one of the bloodiest of the Peninsula Wars, and he must draw on his last reserves of strength to lead his troops to victory.

    Deborah Thompson says: "Gotta love it"
    Gotta love it

    I really enjoy this series and reader. The action is engrossing and the history is not too intrusive.

    Reviewed on June 18 2010 by Deborah Thompson (Tucson, AZ USA)
  • 20

    Waterloo

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Story
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    With the emperor Napoleon at its head, an enormous French army is marching toward Brussels. The British and their allies are also converging on Brussels - in preparation for a grand society ball. And it is up to Richard Sharpe to convince the Prince of Orange to act before it is too late. In this, the culmination of Sharpe's long and arduous career, Bernard Cornwell brings to life all the horror and all the exhilaration of one of the greatest military triumphs of all time.

    Michael Cox says: "Spell binding"
    Spell binding

    Masterfully written and beautifully read. You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy this book. But you may become one after reading it.

    Reviewed on May 04 2007 by Michael Cox (San Diego, CA USA)
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    Sharpe's Devil: Book XXI of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    (84)
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    In 1820, Richard Sharpe has become a peaceful farmer following Waterloo, but comes out of retirement to undertake a perilous mission. He must find Don Blas Vivar, Captain-General of the Spanish colony of Chile and an old friend, who vanished without a trace half a world away.

    Graham says: "A great ending to Sharpe and Napoleon"
    A great ending to Sharpe and Napoleon

    There's no such thing as a bad Sharpe book. Start with Sharpe's Tiger and you'll be hooked for the entire series! This is the final book and wraps up ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 09 2005 by Graham (Round Rock, TX, USA)