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Sharpe's Rifles: The French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809 Audiobook

Sharpe's Rifles: The French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809: The Sharpe Series, Book 6

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Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and a detachment of riflemen join the assault of a strong French force holding the Holy City of Santiago de Compostela.

Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and a detachment of Riflemen are cut off from the rest of the army and surrounded. Their only hope of escape is to accept the help of the Spanish, but this assistance comes at a price: to join the assault on the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, held by a strong French force. There is little Sharpe would enjoy more.

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.

©1988 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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    Sophie Bennett Everywhere 03/08/2017
    Sophie Bennett Everywhere 03/08/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "rip raring adventure yet again"

    as usual Bernard Cornwall has done justice to the memory of these brave men. Rupert Farley does a good job of narrating. His French and Spanish accents are really good. It is understandable that Sharpe is and will forever be Sean Bean (and the voice is uncanny) but it's a little disconcerting to find Dave Lister making an appearance . I'm not going to spoil it for you. You're going to have to listen to see who I mean.

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    David Bangor., United Kingdom 07/05/2017
    David Bangor., United Kingdom 07/05/2017 Member Since 2013

    I bought a Kindle & managed to fill it with books my wife & family bought me a Kindle Fire HD because I'm disabled.

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    "Shape's Rifles"

    Good audiobook, I have already read the book, & I have now listen to it and have enjoyed both + I have already watched the T.V. & Video version as well. I have the complete set of books & video's of Bernard Cornwell . I have enjoyed all his works. Davy Magee 😀

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    Amazon Customer 21/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Sharpe's first outing"

    A damn good romp!
    Sharpe is a cantankerous, bloody minded, violent, moody bastard. Who is quick to judge and likes a drink just a little bit too much and he's eye is soon turned by a pretty face.
    But he's got a sense of honour and a moral compass that points in the right direction, although it sometimes gets him to the correct destination by the wrong path.
    Ultimately the people he meets grow to love him because he is passionate and will fight at great risk to himself for what's right. He is lucky in a fight and unlucky in love, great riches seem to fall through his fingers and yet his forceful persona is his real wealth.
    I've been hooked on the Sharpe books for a long time and I'm going back through them as audio books, I hope like me you will grow book by book to see Sharpe as loyal and trusted friend.

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    MR W Daly 12/11/2016
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    "Sharpe makes the rifles his own"

    Sharpe meets Harper and helps forfil a Spanish legend. Slow in places but the pace grows and grows. Sharp has to win the trust and respect of the rifles before they truly become his rifles.

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    "Absolutely love it!!!"

    This was the first sharpe book I ever read. Since then I have read all of the series and am now building up my audio book library

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    William Lamb England 05/10/2016
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    "Cornwell at his best"

    I will have to say that this has been a great story, well read. That's all.

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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 04/09/2016
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 04/09/2016 Member Since 2017

    A man with a child in his ears - @shutterspin

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    "Winning Combination"

    There are some things in life you can rely on. Sharpe, Cornwell and Rupert Farley are three of them. Simply put another fine instalment to one of my favourite series. As we're on book six with this one, if you like the previous five and want more there's no reason to hesitate.

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    Mr Ian R Hames 02/03/2016
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    "Gripping, Rupert brings the characters to life."

    Most people know The Sharpe series of books from the TV series. Rupert Farley adds depth to all the characters of Bernard Cornwell who is a master of the period. I have been listening to the books in order and have remained enthralled throughout. If the Napoleonic Wars interest you then you should listen to this book.

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    Bob H 30/03/2015
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    "Superb as usual."

    Yes, very good. Bit disappointed that Hagman has a broad Scouse accent when he's supposed to be from rural Cheshire.

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    Dave Watts 05/02/2015
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    "Classic Sharpe"

    Really well read by Rupert Farley. Enjoyed this audio version much more than reading the book myself. The dialogue between the characters really brings it to life.

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