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This is my first audiobook review after several years and hundreds of downloads. I have listened to a lot of books by a lot of readers but have to say that while I'm a HUGE fan of the Sharpe Novels I absolutely can NOT stand Tull as the reader. Like others have noted it sounds like he has his mouth full or a serious speaking disorder. It's both aggravating and distracting. Unlike every other book I find myself looking at the counter not dreading the end of the narrative but hoping for it! I've listened to books where the writer has pushed the bounds of credibility to the point where I roll my eyes, but this book makes me grind my teeth, not from the story but from the reader. For Sharpe fans I would recommend buying the paper back and skip this audiobook.
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This being my first opportunity to hear Mr. Tull as a reader, in my opinion, Frederick Davidson is much superior for this particular series. Mr. Frederickson style denotes a sense of the true rogue, which is what Richard Sharpe's character is all about, while, Mr. Tull's style, while worthy; seems almost bland and unclear by comparison. Is he is eating a banana while reading? It seems so at times. I started then stopped listening to this book several times before I could finally bring myself to complete it. I would recommend any first time listeners of the Sharpes Series to listen to Mr. Davidson's rendition first, then Tull's as a last resort. The story itself is classic Sharpe. Enough said.
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