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Sharpe's Trafalgar Audiobook

Sharpe's Trafalgar

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Publisher's Summary

Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series has consistently ridden the top of international best-seller lists since the first book appeared 18 years ago. Featured on American television's Masterpiece Theatre, the charming, valiant Richard Sharpe has amassed a huge fan club all his own.

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

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    Michael Claremont Meadows, Australia 05-24-16
    Michael Claremont Meadows, Australia 05-24-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story unfortunate reader"

    The story was great but the reader was uninspiring and the accents he used particularly Sharpe, he made Sharpe sound unconvincing.

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    Susan Manning 10-25-15
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    "Sharpe and Nelson the British clear the decks"
    Would you listen to Sharpe's Trafalgar again? Why?

    I was engaged through the entire book. There was lots of action, romance and courage under fire. The story is complex and holds-on throughout book.


    What other book might you compare Sharpe's Trafalgar to and why?

    Sharpe's Rifles compares very well to this episode of Sharpe's series. Both books can keep your attention and entertain you wanting more.


    What about Patrick Tull’s performance did you like?

    I find Patrick Tull's reading performance very comfortable, exciting and enjoyable to listen to. When you think about the time you are granting to the performer into your ear Patrick Tull is a great choice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I was not able to sit and listen all at once, I was able to allow enough time over three days.


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    Gnorl Gnockwatts 09-02-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Exciting! Good twists and turns."

    Fun adventure with amazing detail of final battle. Fine performance. I will get the next in series.

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    Christopher J. Choate Arlington 04-22-15
    Christopher J. Choate Arlington 04-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "as adept on sea as on land."

    I love listening to history when it is part of a remarkable story. perfect narration.

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    Bobby 02-08-15
    Bobby 02-08-15
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    "Take a breath, be glad you werent there!"

    Once again, Cromwell is marvelous. His characters are always so intriguing and developed to just the right degree. Any less and you wouldnt buy into them. Any more and and the story would drag and the characters would become less interesting, something about familiarity breeding contempt. Im a fan both of Cromwell and of Patrick Tull as well. I discovered Mr. Tull when listening to O'Briens Master and Commander. Each of his characters is so unique. I cant wait to start Sharpes Prey.

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    Ryan Weatherston 08-16-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Sharpe books should not be love stories"

    This was a change of pace from the normal Sharpe books as it takes place on the seas in a warship. I really enjoyed the fleet battle. But the side story of Sharpe's affair with Lady Grace and the trouble between her husband, Lord Hale, is distracting. Also, I didn't really like the hero-worshiping over Lord Nelson.

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    Cynthia Marshall 11-12-12
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    "Loved it!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the description of the naval strategy, the love story and the bringing in of characters from previous books. I also loved the portrait of Nelson.


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    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 10-29-12
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2016

    Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also

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    "Wow Sharpe learns of naval warfare"
    Where does Sharpe's Trafalgar rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My first Sharpe book, alot of action and detail not bad at all


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sharpe's Trafalgar?

    When he goes to board the enemy ship and his ship's captain tells him to stand aside, he will be first into the hornets nest Sharpe follows


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end where the black seaman helps Sharpe dispose of his problem and refuses to take the reward offered Very moving


    Who was the most memorable character of Sharpe's Trafalgar and why?

    The captain of the English war ship Sharpe whines up on what a character and crew he has


    Any additional comments?

    Watched Sharpes Rifles on BBC and his earlier adventures are just as interesting Good story but sometimes the english reader is difficult to understand But well worth the listen

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    Christopher 03-03-12
    Christopher 03-03-12
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    "One of the best!!!"
    Would you listen to Sharpe's Trafalgar again? Why?

    Of all the Sharpe series, this one has a bit of everything that a good book should; heroism, romance, the inevitable battles of course and a character as like able as he is flawed. The story is spun out over a global scale, historically accurate within its scope and very credible. As a fan of the maritime and history genre, it provided me many contented hours of listening. And IMHO, the narration by p. Tull makes it all that much better. He put the extra bit of life into it and raised the characters to a believable tone. Am I babbling on too much?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aside from Sharpe, captain Chase acts as a likeable counterpoint to Sharpe, direct, humorous, a character straight from Patrick O'Brian's world.


    Have you listened to any of Patrick Tull’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to most of P. Tull's narrations; all the Aubry/Maturin series, Sharpe, Moonstone, And


    If you could take any character from Sharpe's Trafalgar out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    That would be Captn Chase. I think he would prove to be a genial and entertaining companion, able to pick the right wine and make amiable conversation with anyone.


    Any additional comments?

    I have not heard the story narrated by any one else, so my viewpoint may be a bit biased. So be it...

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    Scott San Luis Obispo, CA, United States 10-24-11
    Scott San Luis Obispo, CA, United States 10-24-11 Member Since 2014
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    "I am still on the edge of my seat!"

    I am slowly going through all of the Sharpe's series books....(start from the beginning if at all possible) These are exceptional for all activities in the audio book form as opposed to the kindle or books. I love reading but listening to these are like watching a movie while driving and working around the yard etc. They do switch actors for the different books a bit, but after getting used to a new one, you still get a quality performance. This actor/reader for this book was exceptional. I plan on going through all 24 books. There is another series that is GREAT for audio book you should do for sure if you like these and that is the "Master And Commander" series. They are at the same historic time and every one is like drinking a fine wine! You will laugh, you will cry, you will be on the edge of your seat, etc., etc.. Have Fun!

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