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Sharpe's Eagle: The Talavera Campaign, July 1809 Audiobook

Sharpe's Eagle: The Talavera Campaign, July 1809: The Sharpe Series, Book 8

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Publisher's Summary

The newly promoted Captain Richard Sharpe clashes with an incompetent colonel, leads his men in the battle of Talavera and earns himself a dangerous enemy. As Sharpe leads his men in to battle, he knows he must fight for the honour of the regiment and his future career.

Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

©1981 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Sharpe and his creator are national treasures." (Sunday Telegraph)
"Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation." (Daily Mail)
"Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched." (Observer)
"The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive." (George R.R. Martin)

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    "Excellently read."

    Fantastic adaptation of a wonderful series of books. I'm a huge Sharpe fan, and I couldn't fault the narration here.

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    Steve 27/07/2015
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    Well read with a good plot Sharpe did it again out he went with Harper

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    "The best Sharpe novel"

    The best Sharpe novel of the original series. Sparkling dialogue and entertaining run ins with those who look down on him. A really engaging story brilliantly narrated as usual.

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    Kirsty Chesher 24/02/2015
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    "Sharpes eagle"

    Absolutely brilliant. Rupert Farley is Richard sharpe, is Patrick harper, is major hogan, sir Arthur Wellesley, is every character he voices. Outstanding. As is Bernard cornwell's characters.

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    "great as always"

    bernard cornwall is sheer class you cannot go wrong tith any of the sharpe books

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    "Gripping period adventure"

    Rupert Farley brings the excellent writing of Bernard Cornwell's to life.

    This book the 8th in chronological order is set against the back drop of the Talevera campaign. Our hero Sharpe has to deal with an insufferable Colonel, love and a fight for his very existence.

    Enjoy !

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    This was excellently spoken throughout and each character's voice is easily distinguishable. Thrilling story too.

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