The Fort

  • by Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by Robin Bowerman
  • 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A stand-alone battle book, set this time in the 18th century in the rebellious colony of Massachusetts.
This new novel takes place during the very early days of the rebellion, or the War of Independence, before Washington and before the organization of a colonial army.
A small British fleet with a few soldiers on board had sailed in to be met, to their surprise, with an overwhelming strength of local militia.
Bernard Cornwell tells the story of those on both sides of the conflict , based largely on real figures, including of course Paul Revere (famous from a much later poem), and features the issues that appeared here and then throughout the whole war.
The success of Azincourt all over the world was such that there will be a very warm welcome for a new single battle book from the master storyteller.

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Why do you read Bernard Cornwell?

Very mixed reviews on this book both here and on Amazon. In short, if you want a "Sharp"style Story this book is not for you. If you love history this is yet another brilliantly researched and superbly written novel that brings real historical figures to life. No it is not action packed but I was never bored listening to it. Bernard Cornwell rights about real history and this is a very different kind of story, he is not going to change it to make it more exciting for the average reader. We get enough of that from Hollywood and it is for this reason why I believe Bernard Cornwell remains so successful. This book has left me wanting to know more about the War of Independence and I really hope he writes more - but then we want him to finish Starbuck and are there some more Sharp stories?................Excellent narration on this recording too.
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- Richard

The Fort

I have enjoyed many of Bernard Cornwell's books including the Sharpe series and Starbuck series. This book has very little of the action and fighting that we have come to expect.There is basically 10 hours of stalemate. I expected a great final battle at the end but this book just fizzled out. Having finished the book I wondered why Bernard Cornwell and I even bothered with this offering.
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-09-2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited