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Publisher's Summary

Subtitled Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November 1913, this story features a corrupt political enemy who is determined to disband the South Essex Regiment, and to destroy the life of Major Richard Sharpe.

Sharpe returns to England and discovers an illegal recruiting ring that sells soldiers like cattle to other divisions. The ringleaders know Sharpe is on their trail, and they try to kill him at every turn. But Sharpe is fighting for his command, and as he moves from the dark slums of London to the highest courts of political power, Sharpe will risk charges of treason and death for a final chance at revenge.

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

I have listened to all the available Sharpe's series. It is far and away the best spoken series and this one is no exception. I always found myself wondering what would happen next. I found it hard to get out of the car at times so be careful about listening on your way to work. If you enjoy historical fiction you will love this series. I only hope that the rest of the series will become available on Audible.

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An old recording

I've read this series years ago and enjoyed it
The only thing I really noticed was the actor didn't have a screen over the microphone there was a lot of static noise and breathing sounds

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Corruption in recrutiting

This story takes place between June and November 1913 (almost 200 years ago) in both Spain and London. The South Essex Regiment is not getting new men and Sharpe sets off to London to find out why. He finds corrupt politicians, an illegal recruiting ring that sell soldiers to other divisions and steals they wages and a shadow South Essex Regiment. Sharpe sets off to correct this wrong that provides the story with lots of suspense, intrigue and of course at the end of the book in Spain a famous Cornwell battle scene. Cornwell is in my opinion one of the best writers of historical fiction today. Frederick Davidson does a good job reading the book. I hope Audible keeps us stocked with lots of Cornwell books.

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Sharpe joins the army

Trying to find his lost recruits Sharpe and Harper join the ranks and uncovers a hornets nest of corruptions and murder. Buying a new uniform, winning the day and getting to meet the Prince Regent is just some of his big day out. He also gets the girl who is sweat and not a bad looker. So enjoy this episode of Sharpe and learn a thing or two about joining Wellingtons army to fight big bad Bonnie.

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More Please!

Great fun, lots of adventure, some history. I liked all of Bernard Cornwell Sharpe's books so much that I was deeply depressed when I finished the last one available at audible.

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Another adventure!

Cornwell brings us on an adventure through the politics of London which our hero is ill equipped to battle. Might not be the battles and gore or most of the series, but Sharpe die-hards will love it.

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great story improve speaking voice of women

I love these stories, but I hate the way the reader speaks for the female characters. they are sl just a bit drippy and insidious

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Big Cornwell fan, this book was a standout

Sharpes heroics get a bit boring at times but this book felt fresh with the dou going back to England for a highly enjoyable and
nuanced look at army administration during early 1800s.

Narrator at first irritated me but by now I ve even got used to Davison pronouncing the French “tricolor” as “trick-ohh-lore”

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Great Sharp book

This book is a gem in the series because it's setting and it's story line are different than the others, the story line is a good one, and it is as crisp a narrative as the others.

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Fredrick Davidson

Fredrick Davidson is one of my favorite performers and does a splendid job in Sharpe’s Regiment.