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Sharpe's Tiger (Sharpe Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

The First And The Best (Chronologically)

A fabulous book. I am a voracious reader but only of good novels and as a measure of the goodness of the Sharpe series, not a single one has taken me more than a day to read. Fantastic stuff. Sharpe is in India at the turn of the 18th century. After a merciless whip...
A fabulous book. I am a voracious reader but only of good novels and as a measure of the goodness of the Sharpe series, not a single one has taken me more than a day to read. Fantastic stuff. Sharpe is in India at the turn of the 18th century. After a merciless whipping he is miraculously freed to go on a secret mission to infiltrate Seringapatam and foil the plans of the Tippoo sultan all the while hoping to rescue a Scottish colonel. He succeeds royally, killing the Tippoo, taking a considerable amount of wealth, and a promotion to sergeant. A great historical novel by Bernard Cornwell.

posted by Anonymous on July 8, 2004

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Good Book, Bad Ebook

This ebook looks like a bad scan and OCR job. Misspellings all over the place. Multiple spellings of the same name on the same page. All of these errors could have been easily fixed, but someone didn't bother.

posted by 5738610 on December 12, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2004

    The First And The Best (Chronologically)

    A fabulous book. I am a voracious reader but only of good novels and as a measure of the goodness of the Sharpe series, not a single one has taken me more than a day to read. Fantastic stuff. Sharpe is in India at the turn of the 18th century. After a merciless whipping he is miraculously freed to go on a secret mission to infiltrate Seringapatam and foil the plans of the Tippoo sultan all the while hoping to rescue a Scottish colonel. He succeeds royally, killing the Tippoo, taking a considerable amount of wealth, and a promotion to sergeant. A great historical novel by Bernard Cornwell.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Good Book, Bad Ebook

    This ebook looks like a bad scan and OCR job. Misspellings all over the place. Multiple spellings of the same name on the same page. All of these errors could have been easily fixed, but someone didn't bother.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    Ben S. Harris p5 English 22 September 2012

    Ben S.
    Harris p5
    English
    22 September 2012
    Sharpe's Tiger was quite the enjoyable read for me, as I am very much a history lover. Bernard Cornwell skillfully brings the reader back into the world of the British Empire and her territories. The setting is in 1799 India when the British Empire was in conflict with the Tippoo Sultan. The protagonist of the story, Richard Sharpe, is a Private in the British Army and he becomes tasked with contacting a Scottish Spy working for the Empire, however this spy is located within the Tippoo Sultan's city. If he completes his task Sharpe earns the rank of Sergeant, and the highest achievement of his career. The author, Bernard Cornwell, vividly describes men killing men, and writes some of the most jaw clenching, suspenseful, and most gripping battles I have ever read. The most prevalent theme throughout the novel is courage, and at the beginning of the book, Sharpe is contemplating deserting the army and running away with a love interest, Mary Bickerstaff. Instead of deserting, he puts himself in the middle of the enemy's home, posing as a friend of the Sultan. He must choose to betray Tippoo and risk being executed by him, or, if he fails his mission, falls prey to the wrath of the British Empire. This book was a fantastic read, and I am in the midst of acquiring the next novel in the series; I liked it a lot.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Highly recommended for readers interested in adventure

    If you enjoy military historical fiction you will like this series. Great descriptions of maneuvers and tactics. I just finished book four of the series and no doubt I will read them all.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Too many errors

    Needs to be proofread better. There's about 78 pages of scanning errors that were missed - including incomplete sentences! Otherwise a good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

    Sloppily printed

    I love Bernard Cornwell and the story was very good. Whoever converted the book to the Nook electronic version, however, did an awful job. There were incorrect words and misspellings on almost every page. The kind that spell check will overlook. Does anyone proof these versions??
    Errors like this are very distracting and diminish the reading pleasure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2010

    Sharpe's Tiger ebook edition

    I am annoyed that the book jacket is not available on this ebook. Also, in this edition, the word "die" appears several times where the word should be "the." It's as if it was translated from German! So, my satisfaction with the ebook is not complete. The novel itself, however, is great. I don't think the Sharpe novels are the best of Cornwell's creations, but that's like saying a nine carat diamond isn't quite as good as a 10 carat diamond. Cornwell is a first-rate writer and, even though the Sharpe books lack some of the depth of his other novels, they are still great reads -- far better than the average in this genre.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2014

    First In The Series

    Read this and you're hooked. Well written and fast pasted. A little gory at times but historically accurate. As far as the general situation with his characters thrown into the action, its a nice fit. I'm reading them all again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2014

    Shadow fire

    Stalks his prey watching as its ears twitch sensing danger. Suddenly he pounces taking is life with one stroke.-thats the seventh rabbit ive killed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    A she-cat

    She slinks off at the sight of strange cats.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    Twilighstorm

    Pads into camp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2014

    A Cat

    The same cloaked cat as earlier watches the two, before silently approaching them. The cat instantly slashes at Gorsefur's flank.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2014

    Gorsefur

    Padded in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    Eaglestar

    "You may go back to camp if you would like. You have plenty of fresh-kill, and I also rp a curious little kit that has heard about you!" she mewed. Then she turned and padded to camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    Eaglejal

    Excellent historical read very informative did not want to put book down other than a few typos this read was top notch

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Excellent as usual. 4 stars because of typos

    Alot of typos but a very good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Awesome

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    There was no editing for this nook book

    I enjoy the Richard Sharpe series, and decided to re-read some of my favorites, but this time on my Nook. It was just as fun the second time, but the editing seemed to be non-existent. The name of Appah Rao would appear on the same page as Appah Rao and Appall Rao. The word "rubble" appeared as "nibble". It was interesting that the British forces were climbing the "great mound of nibble". It would be nice if these books could be edited a little more carefully.

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  • Posted July 7, 2013

    I love the fun of the Sharp series! They are written with just

    I love the fun of the Sharp series! They are written with just enough detail to make you feel like you are part of the adventure, but not so much that you get bored from too many details from the author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Well worth a read

    I'm not a huge fan of historical fiction and was as such a little hesitant to read this, but I needn't have worried. It's very readable and walks the line of facts vs story very well. My only complaint is that there are many typos throughout; not enough to make the book unreadable but annoying all the same. Though it was amusing to read about soldiers praying to "Cod", I expect better for my money.

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