Sharpe is ordered to join the hunt for the renegade Englishman, a hunt that will take him deep into the enemy's territory where he will face temptations more subtle than he has ever dreamed of. And behind him, relentlessly stalking him, comes his worst enemy, the baleful, twitching Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill who is determined to break Sharpe once and for all.
The paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye where Sir Arthur Wellesley, with a tiny British army, faces the Mahratta horde. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley decides to fight, and Sergeant Richard Sharpe is plunged into the white heat of a battle that will make Wellesley's reputation. It will make Sharpe's name to, but only if he can survive the carnage and killing frenzy, for it is at Assaye that he at last realizes his ambition and has a chance to seize it.
Sharpe's Triumph is a magnificent novel of the British in India, and of the battle which Arthur Wellesley, after he had become the Duke of Wellington, reckoned to be his greatest achievement. It will delight the millions of readers who have enjoyed Sharpe's later adventures in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo.
Don't miss the rest of Bernard Cornwell's literary masterpieces.
"A rollicking treat for Cornwell's many fans." (Publishers Weekly)
I can't comment on the story, I made it in 10 minutes before I had to turn it off. The narration is just horrible. The narrator sounds bored and half asleep, drawing out the last word of every sentence, and whispering half of it. He reads the book like a fireside horror story, and the tone he sets is incredibly out of place.
I just couldn't listen to it.
I'm only giving it two stars because I've enjoyed the other Sharpe books, and assume the story of this second one is as good as them.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
paul Mcgann is the best narrator for the sharpe books .shame he is not the one doing the complete stories
Would you try another book written by Bernard Cornwell or narrated by Paul McGann?
You I would listen to other books from Bernard Cornwall as I like his Sharpe series and Paul McGann is a very good narrator.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Bearnard Cornwall is a good writer and Paul McGann is a good narrator are the only redeeming qualities
Any additional comments?
This is an abridged version which is unfortunately and after reading the book years ago and listening to the unabridged version I do find that missing bits will make this short version unenjoyable.
As it was an abridged version, in some parts it was hard to follow as it jumped so drastically at some points. I read the full version a few years back, but even my memory of the book didn't help me to keep track of the story. Don't get me wrong, I love the Sharpe novels and would recommend them to anyone, but I won't buy an abridged version again.