Sharpe's Rifles: The French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809 : Richard Sharpe Novels

  • by Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by Rupert Farley
  • Series: Richard Sharpe Novels
  • 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and a detachment of riflemen join the assault of a strong French force holding the Holy City of Santiago de Compostela.
Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and a detachment of Riflemen are cut off from the rest of the army and surrounded. Their only hope of escape is to accept the help of the Spanish, but this assistance comes at a price: to join the assault on the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, held by a strong French force. There is little Sharpe would enjoy more.
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.

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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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Fantastic book

I have read the book but listening to audio brought it to life.☺
Could do house work while reading
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- Clifford Piper

Cornwell genius

I've run out of words to describe Mr Cornwell books. The historical research behind them, the geographical description. but here Sharpe takes his first command, unofficially . One thing I can say, is that tv did not do justice to the series, though it brought me to the books, and yrs of entertaining reading and listening, not just a fan, I'm a sharpes fan.
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- Mr. Anthony D. Bateman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-07-2014
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited