• Sharpe's Assassin

  • Richard Sharpe and the Occupation of Paris, 1815
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (290 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Bernard Cornwell returns with his iconic hero, Richard Sharpe.

Sharpe is back.

Outsider.

Hero.

Rogue.

And the one man you want on your side.

Sharpe's Assassin is the brand-new novel in the best-selling historical series that has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

©2021 Bernard Cornwell (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Nice finish to the Sharpe Saga

I’ve listened to every Sharps book Cornwall has written and this is a decent addition. The whole thing feels like an epilogue after the highly satisfying Sharpe’s Waterloo, but it was nice to visit Sharpe, Harper, and the South Essex again. This story was not strictly necessary but enjoyable nonetheless. I do hope at this point Cromwell let’s Sharpe finally rest.

Rupee Farley does an ok job with the narration but I believe Frederick Davidson’s narration early on in the series is superb and will always be the voice of Sharpe, Harper, and Wellington.

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Classic Sharpe

Classic Sharpe, one of the best of an epic series
Excellent narration really rings the story alive

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He did it again

I have followed Richard Sharpe from "Sharpe's Tiger" to the present and not one book in this series has let me down. This one is no exception. Bernard Cornwell is a master at seamlessly and believably melding fiction with actual historical events.

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Spoiler: doesn’t end with the title

I took off a star because the book’s final words are not the title. I think that’s the second or third time Cornwall has concluded a Sharpe book like that now, what a shame. Otherwise it’s a standard Sharpe affair, though it does have something of the feeling of an extended denouement.

The narrator is good, but I took off a star because he’s not David Case (Frederick Davidson). Sorry, tough act to follow.

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A terrific end

To a fabulous, interesting and informative series. Sad to see it end! But a well knit ending to Sharpe's Napoleonic conflicts.

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Great story

An excellent addition to the Sharpe library. Farley did well. I must admit I couldn't imagine what was missing from the Sharpe series, but this really filled in some gaps. The way Morris was worked in was brilliant. Now if only Mr Cornwell could arrange a flogging for Henry Simmerson all ends would be appropriately tied up.

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just a fun listen

and yet another chapter in the series. it doesn't disappoint, you know more or less what's coming and it's an easy listen. Enjoy

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If this is the last Sharpe, great finish

Great story, wrapping up Sharpe’s career, good finish with Wellington, Cornwell, like the rest of us miss Dan Hagman, and he writes that in. I am used to the Incomparable David Chase as narrator and found it strange to hear Rupert Farley mimicking Sean Bean’s Yorkshire accent. It’s not bad, just very dissonant.

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Sharpe, but weak sauce

The weakest of the Sharpe novels IMO. More retracing of previous stories than other novels of the same type, and seemed like the author was struggling for an objective and villain. The narrator is unfortunate to be compared to Frederick Davidson and Patrick Tull, but did himself no favors by mangling pronunciation several times over (voltigeurs, ugh!). All in all an okay read, but don’t expect anything spectacular.

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Richars Sharpe is my favorite character

A big Thank you to Bernard Cornwell for giving us another fun Sharpe adventure. I've read them all and lived them all