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Publisher's Summary

An honored veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe is drawn into a deadly battle, both on land and on the high seas.

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.

With intrepid Irishman Patrick Harper at his side, Sharpe embarks on a dangerous journey that carries him first to an unexpected interview with Napoleon, then on to Chile, a land seething with corruption and revolt. But when fortune delivers him into the hands of Lord Cochrane, the legendary rebel genius, the real battle erupts. On land and at sea, Sharpe faces impossible odds, not only against finding Vivar, but against surviving in a time when tyranny rules, injustice abounds, and Napoleon lurks on the horizon, itching to rekindle the world in a blaze of war.

Don't forget to check out the rest of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series.

Don't miss the rest of Bernard Cornwell's literary masterpieces.

©1992 Bernard Cornwell (P)1998 Blackstone Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Readers will be dazzled by the rollicking plot, period color, and the atavistic thrill of terrific battle scenes right out of a Turner painting." (Publishers Weekly)

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Oh no, one more Sharpe

Now this has to be the last of the Sharpe's series, its like 600 books long.

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Cornwell makes history interestingly real.

Cornwell did it again. Being a huge fan of Uhtred I started listening to Sharpes series after I was through the story of the Saxon Viking. I am astounded that I have enjoyed Sharpes story every bit as much as the other. And this particular story is such an amazing story that I know many others are as ignorant of as I was. Well done Cornwell!

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An amazing end to an amazing series

This book wrapped up a series in which I have been enthralled for the past six months in a manner that was both satisfying and enjoyable. It gave Sharpe the ending that he truly deserved surrounded by mystery ,bloodshed and humor of which is Sharpe book would be remiss without. A wonderful way to end the story of the rifleman from the gutter turned officer!

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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 Sharpe, Harper, and Napoleon's careers.

With an interesting back story that I had no idea about (the possibility of which would certainly have left a huge impact to world history), this is a good listen.

But if you've listened to any Sharpe books, you have no need to read this review. If you've not listened to any Sharpe book, this probably isn't the ideal one to start with, since it's the last in the series - go immediately for any other Sharpe novel as your next listen!

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enjoy the series

thank you for an excellent listen. Sharpe in South America was very entertaining. The reader was easy to hear in the car. The voice performance was also enjoyable.

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So sad it has ended for now

I have absolutely enjoyed the Sharpe series. Every book has been a joy & I found myself invested in the characters individual stories as well as the novel as a whole. Sharpe's Devil has lived up to my expectations and then some.

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Sharpes Cochrane

What a wonderful blend of fact and fiction
Cochrane is amazing to study
Sharpe plays a good straight man to him
Looking forward to Sharpes Assassins
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Another excellent historical fiction

Through a true masterful author, we can glimpse history. Enjoyable repast in audibal listening.

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Eyewitness to History

An engaging tale told with exquisite detail based on historical events. Very well performed so as to immerse the listener in events as if one is present as the narrative unfolds.

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Very enjoyable !

As always, the story was interesting,filled with historic insight, very exciting and well narrated.