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Publisher's Summary

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

Sharpe has been sent by Wellington on a mission to Cádiz, 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 citizens, 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 Barrosa, where the British, deserted by their allies, defeat an overwhelmingly stronger French force.

©2006 Bernard Cornwell (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

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I’m unsure if it was the performance or the writing. I’m leaning towards a poor performance, though, as the reason I found this one greatly disappointing. On the other hand I wonder if Cornwell had run out of gas by the time he wrote Sharpe’s Fury, since he shoe-horned this one into the series in 2007 — the very last Sharpe novel he wrote.

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Sloppy story, unbelievable characters

This book has about three stories in the book and each one wraps up too nicely to make them a classic Sharpe story. Steven Crossley does an excellent job with the characters but he does bring his own style and so are different to previous books narrated.
The battle is superbly described and this is the only saving grace about the book. Bernard Cornwell is becoming sloppy in his writings I believe and pieced this story together to enable Sharpe to be just the right place when something major happens. Of course most bullets just miss him by a foot, well all except one, but that doesn't stop Sharpe, making this a little more than happenstance. If you need to miss a Sharpe book this is the one. I expected good things and got a piecemeal hatch job. Not happy with this Sharpe book.

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A fun read

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The battle scenes at the end were powerfully written. One can feel the amazing feat of arms and the accomplishment of the British

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Poor narration. Tough to really love Sharpe.

I just don’t understand how anyone could hire someone with a blatantly annoying (high pitched, whiny) voice, to narrate a book. Add to that the fact that his voice performances are barely discernible... his accents are so vague that you wouldn’t know if the character were Japanese, Russian or Latin based on accent alone. Then the fact that he is lazy and miserly with what limited skill he does have. He very rarely even employs the use of an accent for any character with a recurring role.... only filing out a half baked performance during tangential narratives.

As for the story, Sharpe is sometimes TOO rough around the edges to be admired. We get that he is uneducated... but we need to be able to admire him nevertheless. He never tries to LEARN. Instead he just mumbles “bugger that... ” or “whatever that means”... when something happens to be above his head. He’s got such a HUGE chip on his shoulder that he almost fails to fulfill the role of a hero, which is what we are undoubtedly supposed to view him as.

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More epicmess with Captain Sharpe

Another great example of Cornwell's literary versatility. this story combines just enough of a mixture of epic battles and subtle subterfuge. Steven Crossley does an adequate job narrating, though his accents are pretty weak.

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An all out adventure on the battlefield and off

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

Only have time for audio, it is great book very good read

Which character – as performed by Steven Crossley – was your favorite?

Mr Crossley did them all very well,a great reader brings each character to life

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Another great adventure and very informative action supense and mystery

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finished it..

Narator was monotone at times which led me to drift off. As for the story, it seemed to repeat itself a few times.