Sharpe's Tiger (Sharpe Series #1)

Sharpe's Tiger (Sharpe Series #1)

by Bernard Cornwell
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Sharpe's Tiger (Sharpe Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 123 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
BenS858 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Needs to be proofread better. There's about 78 pages of scanning errors that were missed - including incomplete sentences! Otherwise a good read.
MuldoonDT More than 1 year ago
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.
sdb More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one story I keep coming back and reading again. Very well organized, well written and interesting characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading this book for the second time. Its edge of your seat exciting. This series is fantastic historical fiction. However there are so many typos and misspellings that whoever proofed this should be thrown to the tigers.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the focus on battle military tactics and character development.
goodolebs More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The same cloaked cat as earlier watches the two, before silently approaching them. The cat instantly slashes at Gorsefur's flank.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Padded in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent historical read very informative did not want to put book down other than a few typos this read was top notch
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alot of typos but a very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Doug_Kuhn More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
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.