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Sharpe's Devil (Sharpe, Bk 21) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Sharpe's Devil - Sharpe, Bk 21 - Audio Cassette - Abridged Author:Bernard Cornwell, Sean Bean (Narrator) An honored veteran of the Napolenic Wars, Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe is drawn into a deadly battle, both on land and on the high seas. — The year is 1820, and military hero Richard Sharpe has quietly passed the years since the Battle of Waterloo as a farmer. Suddenly, his peaceful retirement is disturbed when he and the intrepid Patrick Harper are c... more »alled to the Spanish colony of Chile to find Don Blas Vivar, an old friend who has vanished without a trace -- and who just happened to be the captain-general of Chile. Sharpe and Harper embark on a dangerous journey that carries themfirst to an unexpected interview with Napoleon, then on to Chile, a land seething with corruption and revolt. On land and at sea, Sharpe faces impossible odds, not only against finding Vivar, but against surviving in a time when tyranny rules, injustice abounds -- Napoleon lurks on the horizon, itching to rekindle the world in a blaze of war.
Abridged: 2 Cassette Tapes, Running Time: 3 hours, Narrator: Sean Bean« less
An older, but no less audacious, Sharpe and Harper save the independence movement in Chile alongside the equally audacious Lord Cochrane. Great Cornwell adventure with a mix of actual history. I liked it.
This is a fast-moving, well paced story. Though it is abridged, it still keeps the flavor of the original stories. It is set after Waterloo, which is after the original Sharpe books, but the author provides enough background information so it can be enjoyed by those who haven't read the other books. Sean Bean narrates, and nobody voices Sharpe better than the man who plays him on TV. Recommended for fans of the original series, Chilean history (the story is set in Chile) or historical fiction.