The True Soldier

  • by Paul Fraser Collard
  • Narrated by Dudley Hinton
  • 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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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- KAH

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.
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- Hard Press

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-07-2017
  • Publisher: Headline