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Publisher's Summary

Richard Sharpe, a former private in His Majesty's army who now commands a company of riflemen, finds himself fighting his old enemies, the French, at the extraordinary battle of Barossa in 1811. 

Sharpe has been sent by the Duke of Wellington on a mission to Cadiz, 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 Spaniards, 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. It brings him through the besieging enemy army to triumph in the battle of Barossa, where the British, deserted by their allies, defeat an overwhelmingly stronger French force. 

Please note: This is the abridged edition. An unabridged version is also available.

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.

©2006 Bernard Cornwell (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Once again, Cornwell is right on target, providing an irresistible combination of rousing military history, penetrating character analysis, and suspenseful martial intrigue." (Booklist)

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Worst of the sharpes books yet!

I have listened to the previous 10 books and this is the worst one yet.
Worst reader of the 3 I have listened to.
First part is nothing but confusion. It a shame an unabridged version is
not available.

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Best Narration of all Sharpe Books

If you have enjoyed listening to the other books in the Richard Sharpe series, you'll like this one too. But what makes this particular recording so special is the voice of Paul McGann. He sounds just like Sean Bean's character in the Sharpe TV series.

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Dissapointed

In an effort to maintain continuity and not miss anything, I listened. I should have saved the credit.

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ABRIDGED

This is abridged without any mention of it. The narrator is terrible. He can not bring either the Scots or the Irish to life. The book itself is good when you hear it all

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Audible missed a great book

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

this book was a let down in away, But as everyone knows,"ABRIDGED " books stinks. the book would have been good "UNABRIDGED" but audible Let me down.

Would you ever listen to anything by Bernard Cornwell again?

Always, but never again will I buy a "ABRIDGED " book.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul McGann?

he was good but not as good a others.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sharpe's Fury?

none it was cut off middle of a battle.

Any additional comments?

i would buy the "UNABRIDGED" to this book if it comes to Audible to see what i missed.

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Would you consider the audio edition of Sharpe's Fury to be better than the print version?

yes I enjoy listening to the sharpe series as I drive to work.

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

blowing up the bridge.

Which character – as performed by Paul McGann – was your favorite?

Sharpe

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

yes