Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth : Sergeant Lamb

  • by Robert Graves
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • Series: Sergeant Lamb
  • 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Robert Graves first came across the name of Roger Lamb in 1914, when he was an English officer instructing his platoon in regimental history. Lamb was a British soldier who had served his king during the American War of Independent, and whose claim to a footnote in history is that he managed to escape twice from American prison camps. When Graves went to American in the 1930s, he remembered Sergeant Lamb, investigated his story and created this fictionalized memoir stretching from Lamb’s Irish childhood to war and revolution, weaving a mesmerizing tale of courage and adventure.
Good-Bye to All That, and his speculative study of poetic inspiration, The White Goddes, have never been out of print. Graves earned his living by writing popular historical novels, including I, Clauius (for which he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize), King Jesus, The Golden Fleece and Count Belisarus. He was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1961 and made an honorary fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, in 1971.


What the Critics Say

“Among the most generous, self-willed, unseemly and brilliant writers of our century” (New York Times)


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First person account of the Revolutionary war

This book was full of gems of information that I have found nowhere else in my extensive study on the subject. The author (A World War I British infantry officer and later scholar and writer) makes a few predictable errors, such as saying rifle when he means musket, but the excellent details given by the author greatly fill in the background of the war from the grunt's point of view. Before I can use this book as a reference in my own writing, I will have to wheedle out which parts are from the original memoir.
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- Beast41R

Wonderful adaptation of a great Robert Graves book

Sean Barrett does a superb job of bringing to life this fictionalized first person account of Roger Lamb .

This is one of the very few first person accounts of an individual fighting in the American Revolutionary War. Even more rare is that this account is from a British Soldier.

Robert Graves has taken Roger Lamb's memoir and given it his "treatment" , turning it into excellent Historical Fiction. That said, it stays mostly true to the source material. The result is an outstanding account of the American Revolutionary War.

This is a top-notch Audible title. I heartily recommend it to anyone not just those interested in history.
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- C. S. Carnes

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-28-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios