The year is 1807 and Richard Sharpe is sent to fight in Copenhagen in a bid to protect a nobleman who is partaking in a top secret mission. Written in 2001, Sharpe’s Prey follows the military life of Richard Sharpe who has written about in 24 separate stories by English bestselling author Bernard Cornwell. The majority of Cornwell’s Sharpe novels are set in Spain and India and this tale is unusual as it takes place predominately in Denmark. This is also a notable book in the Sharpe series as it is the first book in which we are introduced to Patrick Harper, who later becomes Sharpe’s loyal right hand man.
War-torn Denmark is the scene as we join Sharpe on an unusual mission filled with spies, traitors and dishonesty in the midst of the devastating bombardment of Copenhagen. His task to watch over the nobleman soon becomes far more perilous than Sharpe ever predicted as he struggles to protect the highly valued Danish fleet from the powerful and dangerous hands of Napoleon Bonaparte.
This MP3 audiobook collection is read by BBC actor William Gaminara as he brings Cornwell’s story of lies, secrets and corruption to life.