In the latest of the Captain Sharpe novels, it is 1811 and Sharpe and his men are in Spain, where, in addition to doing battle (Sharpe’s preferred occupation), he has agreed to help a diplomat retrieve some embarrassing love letters. Crossley’s performance is outstanding. Not only are the Spanish, French, Irish, Scottish, and Spanish accents excellent, the voices are perfect for the characters, especially Sharpe’s, which has the roughness associated with his rise through the ranks rather than birthright. The battle scenes are so realistic that the listener will be transported back in time amidst the noise and the chaos, captured so brilliantly by Crossley. He is also superb at reading the humorous dialogue. S.S.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
Trade Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN 978-1-4281-1561-3 $113.75 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4281-1563-7 $123.75 Ten CDs
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