Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)



Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6) It S 1809 And The Powerful French Juggernaut Is Sweeping Across Spain Lieutenant Sharpe Is Newly In Command Of The Demoralized, Distrustful Men Of The 95th Rifles He Must Lead Them To Safety And The Only Means Of Escape Is A Treacherous Trek Through The Enemy Infested Mountains Of Spain.

10 thoughts on “Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)

  1. says:

    More of a 2.5, but definitely my least favorite of the series so far I didn t care for the reader, Fredrick Davidson, which didn t help While he was tolerable, his Spanish voices were very low, gravelly, almost unintelligible at times, while all his Irish voices were very high lilting Since one of the Irishmen was a really big, tough sergeant, the high voice didn t fit my image of a red haired Lee Marvin well.Sharpe wasn t shown in a very good light for most of the book the More of a 2.5, but definitely my least favorite of the series so far I didn t care for the reader, Fredrick Davidson, which didn t help While he was tolerable, his Spanish voices were very low, gravelly, almost unintelligible at times, while all his Irish voices were very high lilting Since one of the Irishmen was a really big, tough sergeant, the high voice didn t fit my image of a red haired Lee Marvin well.Sharpe wasn t shown in a very good light for most of the book the historical afterword basically said that it didn t happen that way...

  2. says:

    He might not be a born officer, but by God he was a born soldier He was the son of a whore, bereft of God, but a God damned soldier I ve decided that the best way to approach the Sharpe series in which the publication order differs so radically from the publication order as to seem all but an exercise in randomization the way one does when reading stories about Conan the Cimmerian There might be some narrative carry over from novel to novel, but it s best to just regard them as discret He might not be a born officer, but by God he was a born soldier He was the son of a whore, bereft of God, but a God damned soldier I ve decided that the best way to approach the Sharpe series in which the publication order differs so radically from the publication order as to seem all but an exercise in randomization the way one does when reading stories about Conan the Cimmerian There might be some narrative carry over from novel to novel, but it s best to just regard them as discrete stories that happen to be about a guy with the same name andor less the same character.I say this because Sharpe s Rifles is the point where a lot of people who have chosen to read these books in chronological order start complaining about inconsistencies The b...

  3. says:

    I am reading the Sharpe books in chronological order and have just reached Sharpe s Rifles, the first meeting of Lt Richard Sharpe and his best friend, Sgt Harper, and I have to admit that the moment doesn t mean all that much to me.It s crafted to be one of those great moments in fiction, and I suppose it could have been if I had approached Sharpe s Rifles from a different direction Had I been reading the books in order of publication or even seen the occasional installment of the BBC s Shar I am reading the Sharpe books in chronological order and have just reached Sharpe s R...

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    I ve read many of his other series Grail Quest, Saxon, Warlord, etc but have not read any of the Sharpe s Rifles until now Typically great fighting scenes, good characters, strong story Brings the period to life Now to find a bunch to acquire and readeventually 3 Stars

  5. says:

    Sharpe s Rifles starts in 1809 with the Peninsular War in Spain already raging For those who aren t familiar, the Peninsular War was one of the big conflicts of the Napoleonic Wars, with basically Britain, Spain, and Portugal duking it out with the French on the Iberian Peninsula When we join our hero, the Spanish armies are destroyed and the British are already outnumbered and on the retreat from the French hord...

  6. says:

    I have actually read several of Bernard Cornwell s Sharpe series before, but it had been some time ago I was glad to re immerse myself in a Napoleonic campaign of long ago Sharpe is a hero that comes across as a real person He responds authentically to the challenges he faces I am not sure how much of the book is historically accurate, but it rings true to me.Clearly, the campaign in Spain was a bloody one, and much of the book is devoted to military strategy and the nuances of battle Some I have actually read several of Bernard Cornwell s Sharpe series before, but it had been some time ago I was glad to re immerse myself in a Napoleonic campaign of long ago Sharpe is a hero that comes across as a real person ...

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    One of the best books so far in the series The superhero excesses from the Indian campaigns have been tempered and Richard Sharpe is caught in aconvincing posture as a freshman officer recently promoted from the ranks and struggling to impose his authority on a band of recalcitrant soldiers His encounter with Harper is memorable and I look forward to further interaction between the two personalities As usual, there is a romance element in the novel, and this too has been treated in a mo One of the best books so far in the series The superhero excesses from the Indian campaigns have been tempered and Richard Sharpe is caught in aconvinc...

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    My first introduction to Richard Sharpe, soldier reluctant officer This is the book that tells how Sharpe ended up as the Leader of his Rifle contingent I know little of the battles in this era 1809 between Britain France or Spain France, so always interesting to me to learn something new Cornwell definitely paints the gritty picture of difficult marches bloody battles with the weaponry of the day I found myself invested in the lives of the main...

  9. says:

    I have really enjoyed this fantastic series by Bernard Cornwell, but this novel is, if not the most intricately plotted, saturated with battle after battle between Sharpe and his Rifles and the pursuing French hordes invading Spain in 1809 Right from the get go, the gore of the skirmishes leaves the reader feeling a bit queasy, and Cornwell rarely lets up In fact I would say that every second chapter has some form of fight, conflict or attack that leaves the haggard main character, Richard Sha I have really enjoyed this fantastic series by Bernard Cornwell, but this novel is, if not the most intricately plotted, saturated with battle after battle between Sharpe and his Rifles and the pursuing French hordes invading Spain in 1809 Right from the get go, the gore of the skirmishes leaves the reader feeling a bit queasy, and Cornwell rarely lets up In fact I would say that every second chapter has some ...

  10. says:

    Sharpe He s brought up from the ranks Here s where he forms his posse Also, attends a battle in Santiago de Compostela.Damage Severe beating by one of his own menLadies Banged 1, minister s niece who ends up snubbing him if you know the series, this is no spoiler Proper Officer Yet No.

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