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International best-selling author Bernard Cornwell has written one of the most captivating portrayals of the Battle of Waterloo in Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles, expertly narrated in this unabridged audiobook by both British actor Dugald Bruce Lockhart and Cornwell himself. The tenseness in the days leading up to that fateful day in 1815 has been captured flawlessly through the eyes of citizens, soldiers, Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington as they prepared and fought the most famous battle in British history. Available now from Audible.

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From the internationally best-selling author of the Sharpe novels and in the bicentenary year of the battle - this is the true story of Waterloo.

On the 18th June, 1815, the armies of France, Britain, and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat.

The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield.

Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour-by-hour account of that fateful day.

In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon's escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers.

Published to coincide with the bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe.

©2014 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Praise for Bernard Cornwell:
"Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched." ( Observer)
"The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive." George R.R. Martin
"Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation." ( Daily Mail)

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  • D. Pelletier
  • 10/09/2018

Probably the best book on waterloo on audible

I've played napoleon total war and listed to other stories as well as watched Sean bean on Waterloo and sharpe's Waterloo. I've watched Waterloo uncovered (archeology videos on YouTube) so I wasn't expecting to learn anything new but I heard new stories and more details about the days proceeding the battle and after the battle that expanded my understanding of those days. I can't wait to see the battlefield myself.