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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.

©2002 Bernard Cornwell (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 08-02-11

Sharpe's Prey: Denmark 1807

I was unaware that England attacked Denmark during the Napoleonic wars. I found this story most fascinating. The description of life in Denmark at the time made me feel as if I was there. Cornwell is a master of battle scenes and the destruction of the City was very realistic. Can not wait to read more in the series.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Brian
  • Apple Valley, CA, United States
  • 07-08-11

Sharpe's Prey

If you are a fan of Sharpe and Bernard, this one will not disappoint. Being the transitionatory book between Trafalgar and Rifles it provides a glimpes into Sharpe's more sensitive side as well as his savage, vengeful side. I'll say no more.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Didn't like narration

Good story but Patrick Tull, while certainly talented, makes every character sound like a senior citizen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Craig
  • Genoa City, WI, United States
  • 11-05-12

What else is there to say... It is Sharpe!

Would you listen to Sharpe’s Prey again? Why?

I would listen again, if only because I enjoy listening to nearly all of my Audible purchases multiple times. If I like a story, and I do like this story, it will absolutely get more than one listen and I am a huge fan of Bernard Cornwell's body of work, not to mention the life that Patrick Tull breaths into any story he narates.

What other book might you compare Sharpe’s Prey to and why?

If you like one Sharpe's book, I would be surprised if you would be disappointed in any of them.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • CJ
  • USA
  • 03-20-16

Great book, below average narration

I love the Sharp books, and this one is great. A little slow at first but some great moments throughout, and it definitely ramps up to a great conclusion. I have listened to other Sharp books which were narrated by Mr. Davidson, and his narration is much better than Mr. Tull's narration of this book. Mr. Tull's narration is less clear and required me to turn the volume up much higher and to rewind often to understand what was said. He was also less clear in distinguishing different characters. I'm very glad that the next title in the series, Sharpe's Rifles, is again narrated by Mr. Davidson.

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  • Dennis
  • FORT PIERCE, FL, United States
  • 11-17-12

Sharpe keeps up the action and trouble

If you could sum up Sharpe’s Prey in three words, what would they be?

Trouble Action Gold

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sharpe’s Prey?

The end where he donated to rebuild the lost orphanage

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked alot of them some tender others full of action

Any additional comments?

Cornwell can write a very interesting story and I plan to read more

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Best of the prequels

Would you listen to Sharpe's Prey: Denmark, 1807 again? Why?

This is a very exciting and interesting chapter. I am listening in chrono order and this is the best so far.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Grumpy Old Man Sharpe

Don't get me wrong by my title, this is an excellent book. Full of twists and turns and action to boot. You wonder how Sharpe's career has ended up in the quartermasters store with his contacts and abilities but there you go, the British Army wasn't a meritocracy.
It is a pity that this series didn't move into a ruthless spy story set in the period, but Sharpe is no 007. He is good at killing and has a knack of staying alive even when he hasn't a clue what is going on.
The villains are good in this book, the people he meets real although at times a little formulatic and of course Sharpe's technical abilities like shooting or dirty fighting are excellent. This is one of Bernard Cornwell's great stories. Could be as it was written well after the series was started but it slides in very nicely. I believe the next in the series is Sharpe's Rifles, which got me hooked on the series well before this book was ever written.
Now the only problem is Patrick Tull. He is excellent reading the story and fantastic with the accents but, Richard Sharpe's voice sounds like a grumpy old man. Could be I like the other narrators or Sean Beans voice, but Patrick Tull does Sharpe no favours.
One other thing, don't ever get the abridge version of these books, not worth it and too much is cut out. Well worth the 12 hours listening to this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Decent Enough Gap Filler

Written late in the series, this book is one of two written to fill in the gap between Sharpe's time in India and Sharpe's Rifles. Frankly, it feels like that (and a bit of cashing in) was the only reason for its existence. The history is interesting and the writing is competent if not inspired. But if you started with Sharpe's Rifles (as so many did), you will know the end state before you begin the book, which removes much of the tension and interest.

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One of Tull's better Narrations

If you could sum up Sharpe’s Prey in three words, what would they be?

Creative - Action - Good

What does Patrick Tull bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

In doing the Master and Commander series, I thought Tull was very tedious, dull, and boring. I thought Simon Vance was far better. Needless to say I was disappointed that I couldn't find this book narrated by someone else. However, Tull did a very commendable job with this one. Apart from the few times when he was difficult to understand, this was a good narration.