The Recollections of Rifleman Harris

Read by gkeeling

(4.6 stars; 52 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.

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..

Great historical information on the British solder fighting Napoleon

(5 stars)