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    Paul McGann,Bernard Cornwell
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Ships from and sold by Blackstone Publishing. If you are interested in good military history and like fictional characters in real battles, the Sharpe's series by Bernard Cornwell is outstanding. There are about 15 or 18 books in the series, starting when Private Richard Sharpe is an 17 year old private in the British Army in India in the late 1700, and follows him through battles in India, Trafalgar, Denmark, Portugal, Spain and eventually to the battle of Waterloo.

Sharpe's Escape: Richard Sharpe & the Bussaco Campaign, 1810 (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series by. .But be warned that the DVD series starts in Portugal and leaves out the first books on India where Sharpe is a private, makes sergeant, and finally makes ensign.

But be warned that the DVD series starts in Portugal and leaves out the first books on India where Sharpe is a private, makes sergeant, and finally makes ensign. In the series he is a lieutenant who, because he rose from the ranks and is disliked by the "proper" officers of aristocratic families who bought their commissiions, gets assigned to the 90th Rifles (Green Jackets) as no other snooty officer wants to be there (they don't like how slow the rifles load compared to muskets even though the Baker rifles.

Cornwell's series charts Richard Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. Book 11. Sharpe's Fury. The greatest writer of historical adventure. ore.

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Home Bernard Cornwell Sharpes Fury (Richard Sharpes Adventure Series Sharpes Fury (Richard Sharpes Adventure Series Captain Richard Sharpe has no business being in Cadiz, but an attack on a French held bridge goes disastrously wrong and Sharpe finds himself in a city under French siege and political rivalry. Some Spaniards believe their country's future would he best served by forging a friendship with Napoleon's France, and their cause is helped when some letters, written to a whore by the British ambassador, fall into their possession.

Sharpe’s Fury is for. Eric Sykes. Captain Richard Sharpe, commander of the South Essex Light Company, was not in the valley

Sharpe’s Fury is for. Captain Richard Sharpe, commander of the South Essex Light Company, was not in the valley. He was with his company on a hill to the north of the fort. He had the easiest job of the morning, which was to create a diversion, and that meant none of his men should die and none should even be wounded.

Sharpe's Adventures (21 items) list by Sandrick. Published 11 years, 5 months ago. View all Sharpe's Fury: Richard Sharpe & the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811 (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series lists. Manufacturer: Harper Release date: 1 September 2006 ISBN-10 : 0060530480 ISBN-13: 9780060530488.

Written by Bernard Cornwell. Narrated by Paul Mcgann. Captain Richard Sharpe has no business being in Cadiz, but an attack on a French held bridge goes disastrously wrong and Sharpe finds himself in a city under French siege and political rivalry.

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HarperCollins Publishers. The Sharpe Series - Sharpe's Fortress by Bernard Cornwell read by Paul McGann. 7 years ago7 years ago. bernard. Marching with the British is Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made an officer, wishing he had stayed a sergeant. An act of treachery by Sharpe’s old enemy, Sergeant Hakeswill puts him in terrible danger, and leads him to the horror of the impregnable Gawilghur’s ravine. To regain his confidence and his authority, Sharpe will fight as he has never fought before. Soldier, hero, rogue – Sharpe is the man you always want on your side.

Written by Bernard Cornwell, narrated by Paul McGann

Written by Bernard Cornwell, narrated by Paul McGann. Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 (The Sharpe Series, Book 1). By: Bernard Cornwell. Narrated by: Rupert Farley. 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.

The year is 1811 and the French appear to have won their war in Portugal and Spain, with Spain fallen to the invader except for the sea-wrapped city of Cadiz. Captain Richard Sharpe has no business being in Cadiz, but an attack on a French held bridge goes disastrously wrong and Sharpe finds himself in a city under French siege and political rivalry. Some Spaniards believe their country's future would he best served by forging a friendship with Napoleon's France, and their cause is helped when some letters, written to a whore by the British ambassador, fall into their possession. They resort to blackmail, and Sharpe is released into the alleys of Cadiz to find the whore and retrieve the letters.

Yet defeating the blackmailers will not save the city. That is up to the charismatic Scotsman, Sir Thomas Graham, who takes a small British army to attack the French siege lines. The attack goes horribly wrong, Sir Thomas's outnumbered army is trapped, and Richard Sharpe finds himself embroiled in one of the most desperate infantry struggles ever to have been fought. In a bloody and stirring battle, Sharpe and the English get their revenge and their victory, but at a terrible cost. A triumph of both historical and battle fiction, Sharpe's Fury will sweep both old and new Sharpe fans into their hero's incredible adventures.

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Manemanu
If you are interested in good military history and like fictional characters in real battles, the Sharpe's series by Bernard Cornwell is outstanding. There are about 15 or 18 books in the series, starting when Private Richard Sharpe is an 17 year old private in the British Army in India in the late 1700, and follows him through battles in India, Trafalgar, Denmark, Portugal, Spain and eventually to the battle of Waterloo. Cornwell has done his research and us sticklers for realism can see he has the correct history of the battles, description of same, proper equipment, tactics, and armament. BBC did a 15 part mini-series which is available on DVD and well worth the watch. But be warned that the DVD series starts in Portugal and leaves out the first books on India where Sharpe is a private, makes sergeant, and finally makes ensign. In the series he is a lieutenant who, because he rose from the ranks and is disliked by the "proper" officers of aristocratic families who bought their commissiions, gets assigned to the 90th Rifles (Green Jackets) as no other snooty officer wants to be there (they don't like how slow the rifles load compared to muskets even though the Baker rifles have longer ranges and are more accurate than the Brown Bess muskets). But Sharpe drills his men until they are very combat effective. As a retired US Army infantry officer, and US Marine Vietnam vet, I really like this series. Only 10 more books to go! Cornwell, a former BBC producer, took his motivation for writing this series after reading the Hornblower series as a lad.
Ballagar
Bernard Cornwell's books are timeless tales of an anti hero bucking the system and using his smarts to outwit the folks who feel superiority is based on both wealth and birth. I have been reading these books for over ten years now, and Sharpe's struggle through the ranks, his courage and ingenuity have been entertaining as well as illuminating. The Sharpe series is about the birth of the modern British army. His battles scenes are told through a telescopic lens that places the reader in the middle where they can see the carnage, feel the adrenaline laced fear, the insecurities, as well as the stark realization that the commitment to his fellow soldiers is the only way out. Sharpe should not have been a success. He is little more than a criminal, running from a murder charge, can't sit a horse, borderline illiterate, yet he has a deep rooted sense of morality, a natural affinity for strategy as well as a six sense in understanding a situation, reading it and finding solutions. I love reading about the way he peels back the layers to reveal and then destroy the corruptness that sullies the noble ideals that are the core of his existence. I've learned a lot from the Sharpe books. Cornwell's crisp writing is clear and concise. Sharpe's Havoc joins a superior series about a superior officer and I do indeed hope he and Harper will march again.
Nagor
Sharpe's Havoc is, like all the others I've read in the series, a page turner. There is constant action, constant friction between Sharpe and some of his men, as well as with incompetent superiors. There always seems to be a woman involved to a greater or lesser extent. There's always a bad guy that Sharpe has to overcome. The writing is very descriptive. You can almost feel the heat of India or the cold of Portugal. Don't be surprised if you find yourself reading the whole book in a day.
tamada
Richard Sharpe is at it again. It is 1803. Marshall Soult and his French army have barreled into Portugal and are temporarily stymied on the north shore of the Douro River. Citizens of Oporto on the south side are anxiously awaiting the assault to come, if and when the attackers can figure out a way to cross the river. The situation is made to order for Lt. Richard Sharpe of his Britannic Majesty's 95th Rifles.

Fortunately, Sharpe will have help. Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, has landed at Lisbon and is bringing a British army north to save the day. Any readers who have read "Sharpe's Rifles," the initial book in this series, will know that one British army has already been run out of the Iberian Peninsula. Spain has fallen to the French invasion. Portugal is next on Napoleon's schedule.

Wellesley's small force will be hard pressed to hold the south bank. To push the French out is beyond credulity. Even rescuing Sharpe's stranded riflemen on the north shore may be impossible.

We must stop here with a broader explanation regarding the author Bernard Cornwell and his invention of the London guttersnipe Richard Sharpe turned British officer. There are 22 books in the Sharpe saga, two or three short stories and, I believe, 22 movies. There are a couple of web sites and a fan club. How's that for a niche product?

I refer to it as a niche because not everyone, especially these days, is interested in the 300-year-old Peninsular Campaign of the Napoleonic Wars. Not everyone is interested in a soldier from way back when, regardless of how brave and competent. He is an officer from the ranks whom men either follow gladly or mark for death. The women in his life are more single minded. They can hardly wait for Sharpe to claim them.

As for me, I have read about Sharp off and on almost since the first book came out in 1980. It has been hit or miss at the library. The books kept me confused. I might find Sharpe in India, or perhaps Denmark. He somehow found himself in a naval battle at Cape Trafalgar with Nelson and he bounced all over Spain. Finally, I decided to make sense of the nine books covering the Peninsular Campaigns in Portugal and Spain by buying them and reading them in chronological order. "Havoc" is the second book of this particular series, which ends in the south of France with Napoleon's first exile.

Now, we can go back to the plot. Sharpe is dodging the French on the north shore, when he sees a lone British soldier across the river. It turns out Wellesley has arrived with his troops but is not interested in just saving the city. He wants to cross over the river and drive the French out of Portugal. Does he succeed? Is Sharpe much help or do his romantic inclinations and feud with another officer take precedence?

You won't find out here. Get the book. It's quite readable.
Fhois
Exciting as usual, among Cornwell's best. Of course, I love this series, and that may bias me just a _little_ bit :-) I wasn't very happy with the narration, though -- it was spotty and often unsynchronized with the print, not to mention the bizarre British (? was it, really? Or just some American with a phony accent?) accent and pronunciation. But the story, as typical for this series, was a war thriller at the top of its niche. I'd definitely recommend this, particularly to those with a love for great historical fiction and a first-hand experience with having been a soldier. It's timeless!