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Publisher's Summary

Richard Sharpe, who alone can recognise the top French spy, is under orders to capture him alive.

Richard Sharpe is once again at war. But this time his enemy is just one man - the ruthless Colonel Leroux. Sharpe's mission is to safeguard El Mirador, a spy whose network of agents is vital to British victory.

Sharpe is forced into a new world of political and military intrigue. And in unfamiliar surroundings of aristocratic Spanish society, his only guide is La Marquesa - a woman with her own secrets to conceal.…

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.

©2014 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"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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Brilliant story and series, beautifully read.

This series is one of the best series of historical novels I have ever read. Rupert Farley is a brilliant voice actor, he is a better Sean Bean than Sean Bean is.

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  • antony
  • 29-12-2016

Sharpe series

Rupert Farley was made for the Sharpe series. His performance is exceptional and Cornwell books are incredibly well written. Absolutely gripping stuff

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  • Simon
  • 02-01-2020

One of the Sharpest Points in the Series

There's no doubt that this is a fantastic series and I am so glad that Rupert Farley was selected as the narrator, he is simply magnificent as Sharpe and everyone from the commonest foot soldiers to the highest and most pompous of the officers that surround him. Critically of course he gives the wonderful Harper a fantastically big Irish voice that booms out at you just like the man himself would do!

I think this one is one of the best of an extremely good series.

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  • K. M. Woodhouse
  • 04-09-2016

Another excellent audiobook

I have loved these books for years, and I love the narrator's reading of them. It's just how it sounded in my head (except he's better at the accents!)

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  • Philip
  • 24-07-2015

Brilliantly written and superbly narrated

What made the experience of listening to Sharpe's Sword: The Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 the most enjoyable?

Like most followers of Sharpe, I have read all the books and watched the series. Audio books from Audible adds a new level of enjoyment not least because Rupert Farley is supreme. Voices, accents ... a joy to listen to. Only three left! What then?

What other book might you compare Sharpe's Sword: The Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 to, and why?

The whole Sharpe series

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  • Joseph Jameson
  • 15-09-2017

Fantastic

The Sharpe novels have been captured so well by Harper Audible. Rupert Farley is a brilliant narrator, capturing the intimation of Cornwell's writing and bringing characters to life with an impressive array of accents. I loved the books, and listening to the Audiobooks is a complete new experience, well worth it if you fancy an adventure!

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  • qwerty
  • 13-02-2020

And just when you think it can't get any better...

I keep saying that it's the 'usual' story but it is addictive. It seems weird to think that eventually it will end.

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  • Ollie C.
  • 11-09-2017

Sharpe's Sword

One of the best in the series (at least from what i've listened to so far.) Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Rob Gordon
  • 06-09-2021

very good

brilliantly read and a brilliant book. if you enjoy Sharpe you'll love and enjoy it

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  • Amazon Customerm
  • 31-05-2021

Great book

The story Is very good'o There lots of twists To the tale The The reader Keeps his
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  • Mike1689
  • 30-03-2021

Sharpe's Sword

Very different to the TV show and again just like the others another fantastic listen.. On to the next one !!

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