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Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 (The Sharpe Series, Book 1) Audiobook

Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 (The Sharpe Series, Book 1)

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Publisher's Summary

Richard Sharpe avoids the tyrannical Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill and endeavours to rescue a British officer from under the nose of the Tippoo of Mysore.

But in fleeing Hakeswill, Sharpe enters the exotic and dangerous world of the Tippoo. An adventure that will require all of his wits just to stay alive, let alone save the British army from catastrophe.

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.

©2010 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishing 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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    Simon Somewhere between a pair of headphones. 20/09/2015
    Simon Somewhere between a pair of headphones. 20/09/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "At the Sharpe Start"

    The ratings say it all, having read much of Cornwell's work I am a slight latecomer to what is probably his most famous series. It's been well worth waiting for! Even at this relatively early stage of his writing career Cornwell has created a genuinely worthy lead character and a story to match. Even more importantly he has created a nemesis for Sharpe in Sergeant Hakeswell who as a villain genuinely makes your skin crawl. It's a heady mix with a rich background of the Indian subcontinent and a varied cast of characters brought to life by the excellent narration from Rupert Farley.

    I got a slight impression that maybe this was just a tad rough round the edges compared to the polish of the author's more recent work but so many of his trademarks such as the strong characters, rich historical detail and fine story-telling are there that it never became a distraction.

    In short, an excellent start that will probably have you hungry for more.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Eddie 17/09/2014
    Eddie 17/09/2014
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    "Thank goodness for the unabridged version"
    Any additional comments?

    I read all the Richard Sharpe novels years ago and loved them. I have avoided all the abridged novels but now delighted to find Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe is now here on Audible in unabridged form. I look forward to the next one.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer aberdeenshire 22/09/2017
    Amazon Customer aberdeenshire 22/09/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book"

    happy I got this been missing a series with a great story and character's looking forward to the rest

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    Mr. B. D. Yardley United Kingdom 26/08/2017
    Mr. B. D. Yardley United Kingdom 26/08/2017
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    "a must have in anyones collection."

    loved it. the narrator has an excellent range of accents.
    Bernard Cornwell never fails to entertain. I hope this series is as good as his Thomas of hookton series.

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    Crispin 15/08/2017
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    "Lacks subtlety"

    This didn't work for me. The characters were too simplistic: hero, beautiful heroine and baddies.

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    Mr. Anthony D. Bateman wales uk 15/08/2017
    Mr. Anthony D. Bateman wales uk 15/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "My journey begins."

    Bernard Cornwell is by far the master of historical fiction. I've always loved his work.

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    "True Cornwell, Great Story."

    I have already read and loved the Sharpe series, Cornwell is by the far the best historical writer out there and his books very rarely disappoint.
    If you are new to Sharpe or even historical novels in general, then Sharpe is good place to start. A simple story, superbly written and told.
    Great descriptive writing mark Cornwell's books, and are so clear and vivid that you can almost be there.
    The characters are simple too and easy to understand but they do grow and develop.

    First time I have listened to Rupert Farley, and I am really happy with his performance. The story is told well and the characters brought to life with believable accents.

    As I have little time nowadays to read I have to listen to audiobooks, and I was a little worried that this would spoil the stories, but I can safely say that my enjoyment has been enhanced.

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    Jailerkate 05/03/2017
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    "Thouroghly Good Listen."

    Excellent story. Excellent narration. Mr Farley is a natural and gives the characters of the story a seemingly real substance.

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    Gio 27/01/2017
    Gio 27/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    great book with passion and accuracy to history. Sharpe's India campaign gives real drama, intrigue and the plot and story flow naturally

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    Mr. Karl Farnworth manchester 22/01/2017
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    "I'm hooked"

    loved it from start to finish
    can't wait to get into the rest of them.

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