Jack Lark
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  • 1
    The Scarlet Thief | Paul Fraser Collard

    The Scarlet Thief

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    • By Paul Fraser Collard
    • Narrated By Dudley Hinton
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    1854: The banks of the Alma River, Crimean Peninsular. The Redcoats stagger to a bloody halt. The men of the King's Royal Fusiliers are in terrible trouble, ducking and twisting as the storm of shot, shell, and bullet tear through their ranks. Officer Jack Lark has to act immediately and decisively. His life and the success of the campaign depend on it. But does he have the mettle, the officer qualities that are the life blood of the British Army? From a poor background Lark has risen through the ranks by stealth and guile and now he faces the ultimate test....

    Hugely enjoyable listen

    This was my first listen to this series. Hugely enjoyable book with a slightly different take to other historical novels.

    Reviewed on 15 March 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 2
    The Maharajah's General | Paul Fraser Collard

    The Maharajah's General

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Paul Fraser Collard
    • Narrated By Dudley Hinton
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    A riveting tale of battle and adventure in a brutal land, where loyalty and courage are constantly challenged and the enemy is never far away. Jack Lark barely survived the Battle of the Alma. As the brutal fight raged, he discovered the true duty that came with the officer's commission he'd taken. In hospital, wounded, and with his stolen life left lying on the battlefield, he grasps a chance to prove himself a leader once more. Poor Captain Danbury is dead, but Jack will travel to his new regiment in India, under his name.

    Dreadful

    So bad I couldn't believe it A book written by a ten year old boy without an editor. Complete rubbish. Also a poor reader but, to be fair even Tim P..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 February 2017 by Julian (swindon, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The Devil's Assassin: Jack Lark, Book 3 | Paul Fraser Collard

    The Devil's Assassin: Jack Lark, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Paul Fraser Collard
    • Narrated By Dudley Hinton
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    The bold hero of The Scarlet Thief and The Maharajah's General in an exhilarating and dangerous new adventure. Bombay, 1857. Jack Lark is living precariously as an officer when his heroic but fraudulent past is discovered by the devil - Major Ballard, the army's intelligence officer. Ballard is gathering a web of information to defend the British Empire, and he needs a man like Jack on his side.

    Fast moving intriguing tale

    This amongst the best Audio historical fiction books I have listened to.

    Reviewed on 15 April 2017 by I (London, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    The Lone Warrior: Jack Lark, Book 4 | Paul Fraser Collard

    The Lone Warrior: Jack Lark, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Paul Fraser Collard
    • Narrated By Dudley Hinton
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    Jack Lark, once the Scarlet Thief, has fought hard for his freedom. But will he risk it all to do the right thing? Bombay, 1857. India is simmering with discontent, and Jack Lark, honourably discharged from the British army, aims to take the first ship back to England. But before he leaves, he cannot resist the adventure of helping a young woman escape imprisonment in a gaming house. He promises to escort Aamira home, but they arrive in Delhi just as the Indian Mutiny explodes.

    Up there with the best

    We are blessed to be living in an era of very fine historical fiction. This series is amongst the best of the crop. Narration excellent, a thoroughly..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 February 2017 by George J. ()
  • 5
    The Last Legionnaire: Jack Lark, Book 5 | Paul Fraser Collard

    The Last Legionnaire: Jack Lark, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Paul Fraser Collard
    • Narrated By Dudley Hinton
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    London, 1859. After years of fighting for Queen and country, Jack walks back into his mother's East End gin palace a changed man. Haunted by the horrors of battle and the constant fight for survival, he longs for a life to call his own. But the city and its people have altered almost beyond recognition, and Jack cannot see a place for himself there. A desperate moment leaves him indebted to the devil - intelligence officer Major John Ballard, who once again leads Jack to the battlefield with a task he can't refuse.

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