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Sharpe's havoc
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Sharpe's havoc
Richard Sharpe and the campaign in northern Portugal, spring 1809
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It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears
It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears
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  • AudioFile Magazine Patrick Tull's brassy bass voice is tailor-made for the swashbuckling escapades of Lieutenant Richard Sharpe as he duels, fights, schemes, plots, and shoots his way through the Peninsular War of 1809. As Sharpe advances with the aid of Captain Harper to halt Napoleon Bonaparte's attempt to bring Portugal under French control, Sharpe focuses on both the war and the rescue of a missing English wine merchant's daughter, Kate Savage (modeled on Shakespeare's rousing Katrina in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW). In HAVOC the narrator must keep track of an unusually large cast of characters. Unfortunately, Tull, who is good at differentiating individual characters, falters on presenting the big picture. M.D.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine
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