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Sharpe's Triumph: The Battle of Assaye, September 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 2) Audiobook

Sharpe's Triumph: The Battle of Assaye, September 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 2)

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Publisher's Summary

Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery and, with Sir Arthur Wellesley, faces the Mahratta Horde.

The paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley, with a diminished British army, plunges his men into the white heat of battle. A battle that will make his reputation, and perhaps Sharpe's too.

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.

©1998 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishing 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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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 05/10/2015
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 05/10/2015 Member Since 2016

    A man with a child in his ears

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    "History Re-Visited"

    Another genuinely impressive novel from Cornwell. Once again he inserts his characters seamlessly into history giving true credit to the real heroes of the day. In this case Sir Arthur Wellsley who despite his achievements is perhaps one of the less celebrated of our talented historical leaders.

    The story continues from the first book and surprisingly Sharpe has passed four quiet years until the campaign leading to the Battle of Assaye reels him in. That's not his only worry though, the wonderfully awful Sergeant Hakeswill still harbours an incredible grudge and if there is one thing Hakeswill can do it is to plot revenge!

    The whole thing is expertly narrated by Rupert Farley and his take on the "good" Sergeant is a joy "It's written in the scriptures so it is". The Battle itself is described in great length, the heroism of the Scots, Sharpe's own non-trivial role and of course much historical detail is included to bring it to life.

    Another stunning read. I must deliberately ration myself. I want this series to last a little while at least!

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    Barry John Young 21/11/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "A Triumph for Sharpe"

    A great story full of historical detail and graphic descriptions of the horror of battle. The ongoing war with Sgt Hakeswell is totally engrossing.

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    Ric 12/09/2016
    Ric 12/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "thrilling"

    this story has excellent narration, a pleasure to listen to, really wish it was longer!

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    AJ Spain 09/08/2016
    AJ Spain 09/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Just brilliant"

    what a great story, well read. Watched th TV dramas years ago and read the first book as a boy. Can't wait to listen to the rest. A true triumph.

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    Dr East Horsley, United Kingdom 14/07/2016
    Dr East Horsley, United Kingdom 14/07/2016 Member Since 2015

    I'm an audible addict!

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    "Excellent story grippingly told"

    This is Bernard Cornwell at his most addictive
    I enjoyed every minute of it
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    Historically interesting

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    D L SUFFLING 30/06/2016
    D L SUFFLING 30/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Super"

    Cornwell is always brilliant and Rupert Farley's delivery of these books is a joy to behold

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    Eddie 06/04/2016
    Eddie 06/04/2016
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    "Rupert Farley is superb at his reading"
    What did you like most about Sharpe's Triumph: The Battle of Assaye, September 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 2)?

    Rupert Farley is the very best of narrators and it is so pleasing he has continued with the Richard Sharpe series. I have ordered well ahead and look forward to much more of Mr Sharpe.


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    Ian Stoker 24/03/2016
    Ian Stoker 24/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Another good Sharpe book"

    I always enjoy the Sharpe story's. I have gone back to the start to find out how the whole story started. The second book does not disappoint in both story and character's. I cannot wait for the third book to see how Sharpe's story advances.

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    DR PHIL JENKIN 07/03/2016
    DR PHIL JENKIN 07/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent narration"

    Excellent narrator, really gave life to the characters. A joy to listen, superb series of books.

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    aaron wynn 22/04/2015
    aaron wynn 22/04/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "excellent"

    brilliantly well read. I would love to have had the historical notes read also but otherwise brilliant

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    02/04/16
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    "Enjoyed the beginning and ending"

    Struggles thru the ending battle. enjoyed the outcome however and will read on!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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