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Sharpe's Gold: The Destruction of Almeida, August 1810 Audiobook

Sharpe's Gold: The Destruction of Almeida, August 1810: The Sharpe Series, Book 9

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Captain Sharpe's task is to recover from a feared guerilla leader the gold Wellington so desperately needs.The enemy he faces strikes terror into the hearts of all around - a renegade guerilla band whose leader has a particular loathing for Sharpe, who has stolen his woman.

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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    "Sharpest gold"

    Another great read by Mr Corwell. I felt some of the chapters were a bit of a specie filler but over all it is dam good read.

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    In the books this is where we meet Theresa, Sharpes tv love. But the story is more, greed, desperation, fight and flight, and a decision of huge morality. Expertly written, each chapter leading to more intensity. Richard Sharpe is a great hero, but he has friends willing to follow him, and from theses characters we learn snippets of history which show the detailed research taken before writing even starts.This then shows why Cornwell has been the master of historical fiction for nearly half a century.

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    "Another classic"

    You always know with Cornwell what you are going to get. This is Cornwell at his best. Dig in!

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    Great story with admiral research. Must say the ending sagged somewhat. Didn't like the bed hopping part. It made Sharpe somewhat shallow. Overall it was a good and interesting story

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    "Sharpe's At It Again!"

    This series is simply great stuff, real Boys' Own style adventures and Sharpe's Gold is no exception. Sharpe is drawn like a magnet to history's most explosive moments and no more so than in this one. This is a man who can take on all manner of enemies at long odds and come up trumps, though often at personal cost to himself.

    This time he's sent on an impossible mission and in El Catholico he meets a charismatic and stylish partisan who is as deadly as Sharpe himself. Of course, this is Sharpe, a man who can march for days in high temperatures without a wash and still have more luck with the opposite sex than most people do in their best togs in the UKs clubs and bars on a Saturday night! Cornwell could make millions more revealing how he does it!

    In reality, if you've enjoyed the previous eight books in the series and want some more then Sharpe's Gold hits the spot!

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