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  • Sharpe's Triumph: The Battle of Assaye, September 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 2)

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Sharpe's Triumph: The Battle of Assaye, September 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 2)

By: Bernard Cornwell
Narrated by: Rupert Farley
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Publisher's Summary

*SHARPE’S COMMAND, the brand new novel in the global bestselling series, is available to pre-order now*

Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery and, with Sir Arthur Wellesley, faces the Mahratta Horde.

The paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley, with a diminished British army, plunges his men into the white heat of battle. A battle that will make his reputation, and perhaps Sharpe’s too.

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.

©1998 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishing 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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Wonderful Narrator

Wonderfully narrated. Consistent and well done character voices and accents, I have no trouble wondering who’s who when multiple characters are talking

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The whole story tremendously performed!

I listened to the first book with Sean Bean's recording because I love the TV series but the abridged versions are pale shadows of the books. Rupert Farley is a tremendous performer who gives each character a unique voice and is quite talented with the diverse accents of the characters in this foundational story. I'll be listening to his recordings only as I move through the rest of the books! :-)

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another great performance

another great Sharpe story brilliantly voiced by Rupert Farley. it really is a one man play.

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