Consistently exciting... these are wonderful novels. -- Stephen King --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC TV for seven years, mostly as producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Life for the common soldier in the British army at the Siege of Badajoz, Spain, in 1803, was harsh; battles were won with the bayonet and clubbed rifle. Besides meager wages, his prospects included mutilation, painful death and an unmarked grave in hostile lands. In this thoroughly British production Gaminara reads with a clear, English accent. Although he reads at a crisp pace, his subtle inflection and keenness in telling the story keep the listener glued to every word. Each character has an easily distinguishable voice, which rings true. With repeated instances of rape, mayhem and pillage, this story is a none-too-subtle reminder that the Anglo-Saxon heritage is not all royal weddings and Masterpiece Theater. m.f.p. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.