• Sharpe's Fortress

  • The Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (161 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"The greatest writer of historical adventures today." (Washington Post)

Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times best-selling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history come alive in his breathtaking historical fiction. Praised as "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian" (Agincourt, The Fort), Cornwell has brilliantly captured the fury, chaos, and excitement of battle as few writers have ever done - perhaps most vividly in his phenomenally popular novels following the illustrious military career of British Army Officer Richard Sharpe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. 

In Sharpe's Fortress, Ensign Sharpe's adventures in India reach a grand finale at the Siege of Gawilghur during the Maharatta War in December 1803, as Cornwell's hero uncovers a foul treason and seeks a righteous revenge. 

Perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: "If only all history lessons could be as vibrant."

©1998 Bernard Cornwell (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Like a visit with old friends.

I felt so comfortable with this book it was a pleasure to listen to from beginning to end. An unexpected transportation back in time, meeting up with old friends. Both the story, a classic Bernard Cornwell gem and a wonderful performance by Rupert Farley exceeded my expectations.

If you’re a Sharpe fan not getting this book is self inflicted punishment, be kind to yourself you won’t regret it.

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The Entire Series is Great

Bernard Cornwall writes interesting characters placed in well researched historically accurate situations. The reader of each book is a well rehearsed actor with different voices and well done accents. The pace is lively and engrossing.

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brilliant as always

absolutely loved this one! The author has a ton of skill and knowledge of history and of course Sharpe is his heroic self! thr Narrator does a pretty spot on impression of Sean Bean! apparently all Scotsmen sound like Sean Connery lol!
anyway a great book all around!

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Still great

I had been through the Sharpe series years ago. I listened to the first in the series and I’m hooked again. Just good entertainment. The narrator is wonderful.