Richard Sharpe, who alone can recognise the top French spy, is under orders to capture him alive.
Richard Sharpe is once again at war. But this time his enemy is just one man - the ruthless Colonel Leroux. Sharpe's mission is to safeguard El Mirador, a spy whose network of agents is vital to British victory.
Sharpe is forced into a new world of political and military intrigue. And in unfamiliar surroundings of aristocratic Spanish society, his only guide is La Marquesa - a woman with her own secrets to conceal....
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.
©2014 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"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)
I have loved these books for years, and I love the narrator's reading of them. It's just how it sounded in my head (except he's better at the accents!)
Like most followers of Sharpe, I have read all the books and watched the series. Audio books from Audible adds a new level of enjoyment not least because Rupert Farley is supreme. Voices, accents ... a joy to listen to. Only three left! What then?
The whole Sharpe series
"not so sharpe"
it was just bearable the book was probably a good book but the narrator isn,t the best for the story i think i have been spoilt with the sharpes books read by sean bean who played sharpe in the series
sharpes tiger the story and fight scences
the voice tends to drone a little and can be dull
go back and listen to some earlier books read by sean
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