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3.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 3.97 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George MacDonald Fraser Narrator: David Case, Frederick Davidson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Flashman Papers Series Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9780307734884
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The British Empire needs a man to satisfy insatiable lust and match lies with a master of treachery and never be caught acting like a gentleman.

Fortunately, it has Harry Flashman.

Yes, history’s most unheroic hero is back—to deal with a ravishing (quite literally) maharani and her equally sex-hungry maid; to join forces with an American adventurer with royal ambitions; to refuse to let loyalty affect his allegiance to self-preservation; and to win the brightest jewel in England’s imperial crown at the cost of something he will never miss—namely, honor.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 2/16/2014

    " One of the best Flashmans. Flashy's "Madam, I am a British Officer" line was fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Jr. | 2/11/2014

    " Flashy! If you're not reading a Flashman book, you should be. And don't skip the footnotes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ton | 2/9/2014

    " This was the first Flashman book I read, and I absolutely loved it. Flashy has lost some of his sharper edges, but is still a coward and a scoundrel. Flashy gets appointed British ambassador to a region in India about to rebel against the Empire, but Flashy's not quite up to speed. Lots of fun, mostly because of the way in which Flashman reflects both on himself and the events he witnessed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 2/6/2014

    " Of the 4 or 5 I've read so far, this is the best Flashman book I've come across. Only the first one even comes close. It's aided by an amazing cast of characters, but the impressive thing about the books (at least in the order I've read them, somewhat constrained by my local library) is the characters keep getting more outlandish and over-the-top. Impressive because they're all historical figures. Like all the better Flashman books I've found, this makes me want to go dig up some of the original sources and read them as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Bartello | 1/23/2014

    " Reread for fun. I highly recommend the entire Flashman series. They are all historically accurate and extraoredinarily entertaining at the same time. This episode of the Flashman Papers has him in India for the Sikh Rebellions. He of course, plays a key role, romping, gallivanting and cowardly seeking refuge as only Flash can do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julien | 1/20/2014

    " Not my favorite Flashman, but any Flashy is better than none. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rina | 1/14/2014

    " I didn't like this Flashman as much as the others I've read, because it contains a lot of military history--very much the schoolboy read, complete with gyrating Oriental orgies. Ahem. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 1/10/2014

    " Delightfully politically incorrect and more than a little naughty, I highly recommend this for the less-than-easily-offended among you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarbjit | 12/23/2013

    " Who knew that Sikh history could be full of sex drugs and rock & roll. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Pryor | 12/7/2013

    " Swaggering, cowardly, opportunistic Harry Flashman is in it again, and with his usual good fortune comes out smelling like a hero.I enjoy the rambunctious voice and the immaculate period detail. These books are winners. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 11/18/2013

    " In which Flashman is remarkably brave much to his own suprise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth | 11/17/2013

    " Sex and lunacy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernard Dogon | 11/16/2013

    " Kicks ass, rollicking good read about an English officer who's a total bastard yet always lands with his ass in the butter... very funny, raunchy and educational, as the author always portrays him crucial historical events that changed history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandeep | 11/16/2013

    " flashman in northern india, goes up against the sikhs "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 8/26/2013

    " Re-reading, actually. No one does historical fiction better than Fraser. Not just satirical historical fiction -- all historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noah Stacy | 12/31/2012

    " More Flashman fun, in what has to be the most peculiar war I've ever had the pleasure to read about--in which a force superior in every way to its enemy was required to find a way to *lose* (without being too obvious about it). Not my favorite of the series, but good for a Flashy fix. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 F.R. | 11/12/2012

    " For some unknown reason I take great pleasure in reading Flashman on long train journies. I guess tales of cowardice in the Victorian age make the mundane trip go quicker. Sadly I only have a few more to go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 9/20/2012

    " Bawdy good fun "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Hines | 8/10/2012

    " Of a piece with Flashman's other adventures in this area of the world. Well done, lots of interesting historical detail, and fine adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ac | 7/18/2012

    " I've read a number of the Flashman series books, and decided to pick this one only because it concerns India. Has some decent amount of historical information as most of the books do. I may want to read a history of the Koh-i-noor after reading this novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 6/15/2012

    " Oh My GOD! I love this series of books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 4/26/2012

    " Amusing adventures! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat Nove | 9/20/2011

    " Harry Flashman is the type of character I tend to love, but if he offered to buy me a drink, I should kick him in the nuts. Probably wouldn't though. He's a cheeky devil and I doubt I could resist his charms anymore than most of the characters the Flashman books. Love the writing and love Flashy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 7/27/2011

    " I was disappointed by this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 6/26/2011

    " lt flashman was not the mystery dinner theatre killer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 5/23/2011

    " Oh My GOD! I love this series of books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 6/29/2010

    " Another wonderful and disturbing chapter of India's rich and sometimes dangerously feudal history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 6/13/2010

    " lt flashman was not the mystery dinner theatre killer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandeep | 1/3/2010

    " flashman in northern india, goes up against the sikhs "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 12/10/2009

    " Delightfully politically incorrect and more than a little naughty, I highly recommend this for the less-than-easily-offended among you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vulpioa | 9/10/2009

    " I was disappointed by this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarbjit | 5/21/2009

    " Who knew that Sikh history could be full of sex drugs and rock & roll. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernard | 11/5/2008

    " Kicks ass, rollicking good read about an English officer who's a total bastard yet always lands with his ass in the butter... very funny, raunchy and educational, as the author always portrays him crucial historical events that changed history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 F.R. | 9/9/2008

    " For some unknown reason I take great pleasure in reading Flashman on long train journies. I guess tales of cowardice in the Victorian age make the mundane trip go quicker. Sadly I only have a few more to go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick\ | 4/14/2008

    " Flashman is for the ages, as pointed out in this book. He is always at a pivotal point in history and helps make the turn, unwillingly and anadvertantly. The bad boy as man continues to make the best of reads in accurate historical settings. Don't miss Flashman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rina | 1/21/2008

    " I didn't like this Flashman as much as the others I've read, because it contains a lot of military history--very much the schoolboy read, complete with gyrating Oriental orgies. Ahem. "

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About the Author
Author George MacDonald FraserGeorge MacDonald Fraser was born in England and served in a Highland regiment in India, Africa, and the Middle East. In addition to the twelve Flashman novels, he wrote screenplays, most notably for the James Bond film Octopussy. He died in 2008.
About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.