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Publisher's Summary

Roguish hero Jack Lark - dubbed 'Sharpe meets the Talented Mr Ripley' - travels to America to reinvent himself as the American Civil War looms.... A must-listen for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Simon Scarrow.

'This ain't the kind of war you are used to. It's brother against brother, countryman against countryman.'

April, 1861. Jack Lark arrives in Boston as civil war storms across America.

A hardened soldier, Jack has always gone where he was ordered to go - and killed the enemy he was ordered to kill. But when he becomes a sergeant for the Union army, he realises that this conflict between North and South is different. Men are choosing to fight - and die - for a cause they believe in.

The people of Boston think it will take just one, great battle. But, with years of experience, Jack knows better. This is the beginning of something that will tear a country apart - and force Jack to see what he is truly fighting for.

©2017 Paul Fraser Collard (P)2017 Headline Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Enthralling." ( The Times)
"Nobody writing today depicts the chaos, terror and brutality of war better than Paul Fraser Collard." (Matthew Harffy)

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  • Dajackamo
  • 02-08-2017

Another great installment

Perfect narration. Vivid story telling. Love the early civil war setting More Jack Lark please.

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  • Dennis
  • 16-07-2017

Great story Lots of action

If you could sum up The True Soldier in three words, what would they be?

Honor Action History

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack Lark but his whole crew were a good fit of the bad and good people of hidden causes

Which character – as performed by Dudley Hinton – was your favorite?

Jack Lark but Mr Hinton did a fantastic job on all the characters and I look forward to his next read

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, It was that good I am a truck driver and couldn't do one long session but I burned thru it pretty fast

Any additional comments?

Please Mr Collard get busy on the next one WE are waiting

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  • KAH
  • 07-08-2017

No Larking about with Jack

Brilliant story and tremendously read.
Loved the pace of the book with Jack Karl at his heroic best.

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  • laineyboy
  • 22-06-2018

Jack lark. True action hero !

Brilliant. Full of detailed description. The story and narrations put you on the battlefield. If you like Sharpe, then these books are for you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-01-2018

Not the best of the series

Huge fan of the Jack Lark series. Found this book to be very slow indeed compared to others. Great performance by narrator

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  • Hard Press
  • 23-11-2017

Needs an edit

He writes so well about the terrors of war, fighting - comradeship that it's hard to mark the book down but, unfortunately, once off his natural path however, is where things start to go wrong. The heroine in this book is, apparently, beautiful - but, oh, how many times do we have to hear it??? Once into the realms of relationships, women and sex it all gets just so tedious and unrealistic. Needs an editor to crack the whip. Apart from that his books are usually a good read.