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Sharpe's Havoc: The Northern Portugal Campaign, Spring 1809 Audiobook

Sharpe's Havoc: The Northern Portugal Campaign, Spring 1809: The Sharpe Series, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

A small British army is stranded when the French invade northern Portugal and Lieutenant Richard Sharpe meets the future Duke of Wellington.

Sharpe is stranded behind enemy lines, but he has Patrick Harper, his riflemen, and he has the assistance of a young, idealistic Portuguese officer. When he is joined by the future Duke of Wellington they immediately mount a counter-attack and Sharpe, having been the hunted, becomes the hunter once more. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm-lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes his revenge.

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.

©2003 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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    Mikemikemikemikemikemikemike 20/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Never fail with Sharpe... but..."

    As much as I enjoyed the story it was really let down by the performance. Sharpe isn't from Yorkshire; as such the Sean Bean impression is painful.

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    MR W Daly 18/11/2016
    MR W Daly 18/11/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "Book 7 the best yet"

    Enjoyed this book emencley good pace with twist and turns . Rupert Farley' s naration is concistant thought the series, which allows you to pickup one book after another and slip straight back into Sharps world .

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    Steve j 04/03/2016
    Steve j 04/03/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great historical instalment"

    I'm starting to get an appreciation of the Peninsula action in the early 1800's and leave Havoc with an appetite to learn more.

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    James Maxwell 15/07/2015
    James Maxwell 15/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Gripping"

    Fantastic once again and gripping,also well narrated.Bernard Cornwell has come up with a terrific character that every boy would love to be,brave and heroic!.

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    paul 14/04/2015
    paul 14/04/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "great set of books"

    perfect for ur comute to and from work to block out were u are :)

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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 20/11/2016
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 20/11/2016 Member Since 2017

    Another 20 downvotes from Wras and his other accounts. Why do audible not do something about him?

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    "High Quality Havoc"

    This is a classic series, one of the best anywhere in the genre. Cornwell delivers a consistently high level experience with each Sharpe novel and this is no exception. Sensibly sticking with the splendid Rupert Farley we are returned to the Iberian Peninsula where Sharpe performs his normal heroics with the highly enjoyable Sergeant Harper at his side.

    There is an outline formula to most of these books so yes there is a fair maiden and a dastardly enemy and so on but the constantly refreshed scenarios and highly varied story lines keep the books interesting. At this point in the series I think it suffices to say that if you want more of the high quality military fiction you saw in the earlier books this one will deliver another installment for you.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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