The Recollections of Rifleman Harris

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(4.7 stars; 57 reviews)

The recollections of a British infantryman who served in the British army during the Napoleonic Wars. (Summary by Graham Keeling) (4 hr 5 min)


00 - Introduction 3:30 Read by gkeeling
01 - Chapter I 18:42 Read by gkeeling
02 - Chapter II 12:31 Read by gkeeling
03 - Chapter III 7:00 Read by gkeeling
04 - Chapter IV 12:13 Read by gkeeling
05 - Chapter V 18:12 Read by gkeeling
06 - Chapter VI 9:04 Read by gkeeling
07 - Chapter VII 11:41 Read by gkeeling
08 - Chapter VIII 23:54 Read by gkeeling
09 - Chapter IX 13:33 Read by gkeeling
10 - Chapter X 12:44 Read by gkeeling
11 - Chapter XI 14:36 Read by gkeeling
12 - Chapter XII 21:55 Read by gkeeling
13 - Chapter XIII 7:34 Read by gkeeling
14 - Chapter XIV 18:30 Read by gkeeling
15 - Chapter XV 13:01 Read by gkeeling
16 - Chapter XVI 27:19 Read by gkeeling


Not my typical read

(5 stars)

This book is outside my usual genre but you have to step out of your comfort zone sometimes. :-) This story is like a diary, putting you right on the front of the many battles the soldier, Harris, endured. As I was listening I felt as if I was there watching along with him. It was painful at times, some of the hardships and death endured were so intense. The reader was excellent.

A Real Honest View Of Wars' Brutal Reality

(5 stars)

As wars have been fought forever, Harris brings his personal mind & heart to this story. A very real view & his great love of the men he trained with & watch die. The commanders push to reach safety & rescue with many dieing & many more saved.

very interesting

(5 stars)

for anyone a fan of peninsular war history this is a must. interesting glimpse into the life of a soldier and full of fascinating anecdotes, very well read too.

Rings true

(4 stars)

Vivid, personal account of the life of a British private soldier. You may wish as I do that an editor hadn't intervened between us and rifleman Harris. Excellent reading.

(5 stars)

A moving portrayal of a boy soldier who joined the now fabled Rifles, through the Peninsula wars and the Corruna retreat to the little known Holland incursion prior to Waterloo.

Brutally inspiring !

(5 stars)

Beggars belief, sheer grit, the epitome of men, men of epitome, Rifleman Harris, what a freakin champion !

an eye opener

(5 stars)

What a great demonstration of the contrast of old army to nw


(5 stars)

Such a heart warming book of when men were men..