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Copperhead: Starbuck Chronicles, Book 2

4.3 out of 5 stars 62 customer reviews

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  • Listening Length: 15 hours and 25 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 14 May 2004
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002SPXD5E

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By A Customer on 1 Jun. 2004
Format: Paperback
After reading Rebel the first book in the Starbuck Chronicles, I must confess that I was in no particular hurry to read the second. Nathanial Starbuck was a pale shadow of Richard Sharpe, lacking in depth and with motives that were not at all convincing. However Copperhead marks a return to form for Cornwell, not only does Starbuck gain a fresh depth of character and plausibility but the supporting characters are fleshed out. The battle scenes (as is usual with Cornwell)are rip-roaring. A great read! Highly recommended.
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After a slow start to the series with Rebel, Copperhead continues the story of Starbuck with a highly entertaining and very well researched account of McClellan's Peninsular campaign of 1862. Cornwell is an extremly fine writer of historical fiction and the Starbuck chronicles are second only to the Sharpe Series in terms of entertainment and an easy to get into historical account of the wars of the nineteenth century. For all fans of historical fiction i highly recommend this book and indeed, the whole of the Starbuck quartet. With action, brutal warfare, intrigue, treachery and treason, this book has everything a reader could want in a historical war book.
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I've read a lot of Bernard cornwell books and am a huge fan.
This is probably one of the poorest of the series that I've read. Saying that it's, as usual, a great way of learning some history wrapped in a good yarn. The main issue to me is that I struggle to sympathise with the main character.
I would still say go for it if you're a fan, but if not go for his dark ages novels. They're much better
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I'm a big fan of Cornwell but I found this book a bit tedious at times. As always, the battle scenes are brilliant but there were times in between when I had to put the book down out of boredom. I've read the first two in the series now and I thought the first was better than the second.
I will read the last two at some point.
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I found that I was quite skeptical upon opening this book for the first time, but was soon drawn into the character of Nate Starbuck as Cromwell developed his story. I will link up with Book 3 as time goes on, but can highly recommend Copperhead to other readers as a more involved insight into life in the midst of the American Civil War.
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I am a bug Cornwell fan, having read almost all his books. Copperhead is okay. Decent story with some interesting characters and great battle scenes, as is Cornwell's trademark. The reason I only gave it an okay was that I don't quite believe in the main character, Starbuck. After this book, I didn't read the third instalment but went straight to Starbuck number 4 - which is a great book!
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Having read the Sharpe series, I hoped that this would improve on Book 1. Alas it was only marginally better.
Quite disappointing, and is unlike the Sharpe series or all the previous books he wrote.
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A good second offering in the series, thoroughly enjoyed reading it, the Starbuck books seem to be getting a lot of poor reviews but if you take them for a lighthearded read and nothing to serious then then you will enjoy reading them.
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