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Sharpe's Eagle: The Talavera Campaign, July 1809 Audiobook

Sharpe's Eagle: The Talavera Campaign, July 1809: The Sharpe Series, Book 8

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Publisher's Summary

The newly promoted Captain Richard Sharpe clashes with an incompetent colonel, leads his men in the battle of Talavera and earns himself a dangerous enemy. As Sharpe leads his men in to battle, he knows he must fight for the honour of the regiment and his future career.

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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    "Great listen"

    Excellent description of various battles that Sharpe becomes involved ln. A believable plot that shows up the impotence of many english officers who by accident of birth can command men into battle without the requisite capicity to lead.

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  • Torben
    26/04/17
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    "best book of the series"

    my favourite book of the series. Rupert farley is an excellent narrator capable of bringing a wide spectrum of characters to life.

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  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    16/06/17
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    "As Sharpe As Ever"

    If you've read through the books to get this far then you know what to expect, both from the pen of Cornwell and the voice of Rupert Farley. This is an excellent continuation of the series which while yes it does follow a certain formula provides seriously good entertainment.

    Yes there are stupid and mean-spirited senior officers that clash with Sharpe et every opportunity and yes there is a love interest and so on but it is brilliantly done. When you're addicted to something you don't often want something different from your chosen "fix".

    This one though is definitely one of the best I've read so far, lots of good action, lots of intrigue and fun dialogue and even the love interest is skillfully woven into the plot so as never to bog it down too much about our hero becoming all dewy eyed . . . again!

    Once again it's a bravo to Messrs Cornwell and Farley.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • K. M. Woodhouse
    Rainham, Essex
    5/10/15
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    "Excellently read."

    Fantastic adaptation of a wonderful series of books. I'm a huge Sharpe fan, and I couldn't fault the narration here.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    27/07/15
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    "A good story line"

    Well read with a good plot Sharpe did it again out he went with Harper

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dave Watts
    10/03/15
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    "The best Sharpe novel"

    The best Sharpe novel of the original series. Sparkling dialogue and entertaining run ins with those who look down on him. A really engaging story brilliantly narrated as usual.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsty Chesher
    24/02/15
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    "Sharpes eagle"

    Absolutely brilliant. Rupert Farley is Richard sharpe, is Patrick harper, is major hogan, sir Arthur Wellesley, is every character he voices. Outstanding. As is Bernard cornwell's characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Neil Ross
    22/05/17
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    "Excellent book"

    Another very good book by the another. Action packed. I felt i was in the melee of battle. cant wait to download another

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NDT
    1/01/17
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    "Another fantastic book"

    Another fantastic book. The only reason it does not receive 5 stars is that the storyline is so similar. On one hand, this is what makes us love the books so much, but on the other some repetitive elements can be very mildly frustrating (I now almost ignore the 'love story' part of the books).

    Certainly not frustrating enough for me to regret reading/listening, but enough to take away the 5th star.

    Narrator as always does a fantastic job. Thank you Mr Farley!

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  • Roy Elmer
    6/11/16
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    "Excellent!"

    This is a fantastic entry in the series and thoroughly recommended. The narration is excellent and as always, Cornwell's writing is brilliant.

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  • James
    10/04/16
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    "great as always"

    bernard cornwall is sheer class you cannot go wrong tith any of the sharpe books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Ian R Hames
    23/03/16
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    "Gripping period adventure"

    Rupert Farley brings the excellent writing of Bernard Cornwell's to life.

    This book the 8th in chronological order is set against the back drop of the Talevera campaign. Our hero Sharpe has to deal with an insufferable Colonel, love and a fight for his very existence.

    Enjoy !

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