The tenth story in the Sharpe series, Sharpe’s Escape sees heroic Sharpe embroiled in a dangerous battle as the British make their way through Portugal in a bid to escape the impending French invasion. Cornwell is one of Britain’s most successful writers and his 24 novels that follow Sharpe through his many tales of adventure and love were commissioned by ITV, and made into a popular TV series in which Sean Bean plays Richard Sharpe.
Set in 1810, we join this story as the British forces are being forced worryingly backwards into the sea by the French, as they takeover Portugal with a flurry of bombardment that has shocking consequences. The lethal fighting that commences is brutal and Sharpe continuously finds himself in treacherous situations leaving listeners is suspense and awe in equal measures. We follow our favourite rifleman as he wages his own ferocious war against Ferragus; a Portuguese felon whose sycophantic behaviour towards the French stirs furious anger from Sharpe.
The story unfolds with Cornwell’s usual meticulous eye for historic detail. BBC’s Silent Witness star William Gaminara reads the exciting story on CD audiobook that will hook you in with Sharpe’s charm and testosterone that is addictive to listen to as the chaos unravels.