• Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October, 1805
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (220 ratings)

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Sharpe's Trafalgar

By: Bernard Cornwell
Narrated by: Rupert Farley
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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Bernard Cornwell, now available in audio - best-selling historical novelist Bernard Cornwell brings life to one of the most spectacular naval battles in history with Sharpe’s Trafalgar.

"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. 

Chronicling Sharpe's involvement in the famous Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Sharpe's Trafalgar finds the young ensign captive on a French warship and in gravest peril on the eve of the one of the most spectacular naval confrontations in history. Perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: "If only all history lessons could be as vibrant."

©2000 Bernard Cornwell (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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love the series

good book not as good as the first in this series but still a great read

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Absolutely horrible...

Basically Sharpe is on a boat this time, and spends 90% of his time screwing some other dudes wife... I don't understand why the writer made this the focus of the book. I should have known a Sharpe book about a sea battle would be horrible. If you're a fan of the series, you should skip this one. Extremely disappointing, ruined the entire series for me. He really portrayed Sharpe as a piece of shit in this one.

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Not my favorite

The first two stories were better. This one seem to repeat itself and was too predictable. Eye rollingly so.

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great story, great characters, 4.5/5 performance

I love Sharpe! just a rolling good time. this book was a nice break from India, I'm excited for him to get to the rifles. My one quibble has to do with the narrators mispronunciation of a few words.
Calliope is a Greek word and has an extra syllable on the end. and the first time gunnell is pronounced. it is pronounced like gun whale. other than that, very minor point, this book was excellent

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Not the best Sharpe

The narration makes Sharpe sound like a murderous dumb brute. The Trafalgar battle is well done, but is preceded by a boring, unpleasant love story. I’m a huge fan of the series, and this one was the worst in all aspects by far. Listen to the others.

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Wonderful

I’ve been through this series before in book from. The stories seem to come alive thanks to the author and the great reader. The way it’s going I’ll have to wait for the next in the series for audible to release. It will be well worth the wait. I would recommend this book and the series. Enjoy!