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Sharpe's Rifles: The French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809 Audiobook

Sharpe's Rifles: The French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809: The Sharpe Series, Book 6

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Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and a detachment of riflemen join the assault of a strong French force holding the Holy City of Santiago de Compostela.

Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and a detachment of Riflemen are cut off from the rest of the army and surrounded. Their only hope of escape is to accept the help of the Spanish, but this assistance comes at a price: to join the assault on the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, held by a strong French force. There is little Sharpe would enjoy more.

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.

©1988 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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    MR W Daly 12/11/2016
    MR W Daly 12/11/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "Sharpe makes the rifles his own"

    Sharpe meets Harper and helps forfil a Spanish legend. Slow in places but the pace grows and grows. Sharp has to win the trust and respect of the rifles before they truly become his rifles.

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    "Absolutely love it!!!"

    This was the first sharpe book I ever read. Since then I have read all of the series and am now building up my audio book library

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    William Lamb England 05/10/2016
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    "Cornwell at his best"

    I will have to say that this has been a great story, well read. That's all.

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    Mr Ian R Hames 02/03/2016
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    "Gripping, Rupert brings the characters to life."

    Most people know The Sharpe series of books from the TV series. Rupert Farley adds depth to all the characters of Bernard Cornwell who is a master of the period. I have been listening to the books in order and have remained enthralled throughout. If the Napoleonic Wars interest you then you should listen to this book.

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    Bob H 30/03/2015
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    "Superb as usual."

    Yes, very good. Bit disappointed that Hagman has a broad Scouse accent when he's supposed to be from rural Cheshire.

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    "Classic Sharpe"

    Really well read by Rupert Farley. Enjoyed this audio version much more than reading the book myself. The dialogue between the characters really brings it to life.

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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 04/09/2016
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 04/09/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Winning Combination"

    There are some things in life you can rely on. Sharpe, Cornwell and Rupert Farley are three of them. Simply put another fine instalment to one of my favourite series. As we're on book six with this one, if you like the previous five and want more there's no reason to hesitate.

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    MR 11/03/2015
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    "Break in plot from previous books."

    Good but story does not follow on from sharpes trafalgar. In the story he is poor but at the end of sharpes trafalgar he is rich with all the tipou's jewels. There is also no mention of his child by lady grace. It's a shame that the author could not string the plot of each story together.

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