The Generals : Wellington and Napoleon

  • by Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: Wellington and Napoleon
  • 21 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Generals is the compelling second novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Wellington and Napoleon quartet.
In the turbulent aftermath of the French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte stands accused of treachery and corruption. His reputation is saved by his skill in leading his men to victory in Italy and Egypt. But then he must restore order in France and find peace or victory over her enemies: England and Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington).
Wellesley is leading a vast army in India, where British interests are under threat. The campaign will result in the creation of the Raj - the jewel in the British Empire's crown. Wellesley returns to England a hardened veteran and more determined than ever to end France's domination of Europe. Both Wellesley and Napoleon intend to win - whatever the cost. Who will ultimately succeed?

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Two of a Kind!

I was long overdue in returning to this series but well . . . too many books too little time! It's excellent and this second helping of The Generals is possibly even better than the first. I love the way that the two storylines are interspersed and at how thoroughly different the two characters are.

Of course what's just as fascinating given the different cloths these two were cut from is the similarities between them and Scarrow brings this to life in fine detail without ever bogging his story down. They were both great innovators and in an age where custom and tradition often over-ruled common sense they were both capable of thinking a long way out of the box. They saw crucial details that others didn't even realise were there and worked through them. Neither of them allowed petty obstacles to deny them or their men what they needed though in dealing with harsh terrain perhaps Arthur's considered invention scores him an early point against Napoleon's bluff refusal to consider it a problem!

Jonathan Keeble. He is an invaluable aide to the imagination. One of my favourite narrators of all-time and this is just the kind of magnificent performance I have come to expect of him.

So, halfway through and I can only commend this heartily as a particularly fine and well-thought out example of the genre.
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- Simon

Well written and read l would recommend this book

Very well narated well portrade history by Simon Scarrow. I alway enjoy
his books when ever I get hold
Of one.
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- Mr. Leslie R. Duff

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2016
  • Publisher: Headline