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3.82344827586207 out of 53.82344827586207 out of 53.82344827586207 out of 53.82344827586207 out of 53.82344827586207 out of 5 3.82 (29 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: August 2000 ISBN: 9781415910740
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The inimitable and appallingly appealing Flashy is back, in a long-awaited new installment of The Flashman Papers.

When the memoirs of Sir Harry Flashman, the notorious Victorian soldier and scoundrel, first came to light thirty years ago, it was finally revealed what had become of the infamous bully who had darkened Tom Brown’s school days. Now, three new episodes in the career of this eminently disreputable adventurer place us at the center of pivotal historical events—the attempted assassination of Emperor Franz Josef in the 1880s, the Prince of Wales’s involvement in the Tranby Croft gambling scandal, and the military disaster at Rorke’s Drift in South Africa—as the aging but agile Flashy is pitted against one of the greatest villains of his day. Thrown into contact with assorted grand royalty and even grander tarts, he must test his wits against political heavyweights, including Bismarck, as he becomes eyewitness to the uncensored truth about two of the greatest heroes of his time.

Superb entertainment—all verve, dash, meticulous historical detail, and wildly infectious enthusiasm.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Not only are the Flashman books extremely funny, but they give meticulous care to authenticity. You can, between the guffaws, learn from them. Washington Post
  • Next to the coming of the new Messiah, the most welcome appearance one can imagine is the new Flashman book from George MacDonald Fraser. Time Out
  • As well as providing a fine assortment of treats, Fraser is a marvelous reporter and a first-rate historical novelist. Sunday Telegraph

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 2/9/2014

    " The last of the Flashmans is a set of a novella and two short stories. Flashman is an old man in these and they don't feature the same sort of rollickingness of earlier stories. The second one in particular is very flat. I'll be sorry to see the cowardly fool go, mind. Rated M for some violence, sex scenes and adult themes. 3/5 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fuzzy | 2/3/2014

    " Flashman and the Tiger is the penultimate Flashman book and it's a collection of two novellas and a short story. It's also the driest of all the Flashman books, by far. One of the novellas is about a Baccarat Scandal, of all things. Flashman, sad to say, is most at home at war, or at least skullduggery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christa | 1/3/2014

    " By far the worst of the Flashman series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernard Dogon | 1/2/2014

    " 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 Patrick\ | 12/7/2013

    " Great faux-history. A series for the ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 10/8/2013

    " Brilliant if you like the narrator's English Public School POV style of writing. The stories are wonderfully twisted, like good mysteries wrapped up in mischief. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jansen Wee | 10/4/2013

    " Three distinct episodes, but yet one of the best Flashman books in the series! Pity that the series ends here (I think), but it was a great tail-end flourish all the same. A standing ovation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Duffy | 9/7/2013

    " the short story format isn't the greatest for Flashy, but if you're a completest it's still pretty enjoyable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Piette | 8/27/2013

    " Flashy again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Holloway | 8/13/2013

    " Whole series is great, the only historical fiction I've ever enjoyed. This was my favorite, adventures in Bengal. As my grandfather said, sometimes it's hard not to just skip to the sex scenes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Switalski | 6/22/2013

    " Only just a little great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 1/4/2013

    " Not quite there "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blair Kauffman | 6/4/2012

    " One of a series of Flashman books I read in late 2009 at the urging of my brother Don, another big Flashman fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rina | 5/28/2012

    " Flashman and the Tiger is particularly enjoyable for its allusions to Conan Doyle, but the cover got me very confused while I was reading the first two stories, which provide a lot of insight into Europe c. 1880, a deliciously decadent period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mick | 4/6/2012

    " Not my favorite - it was a good read but came across as a little too contrived "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 11/29/2011

    " I had forgotten about Flashman. I read this one, just about died laughing, and had such a hard time finding other editions to the series I gave up. Great reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ajj | 7/23/2011

    " The entire Flashman series is a delight. I love this one mostly because it shows how clever his wife is. Flashman is always claiming that his wife is brainless but when he is finally at home enough to see her in action it takes his breath away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ajj | 3/15/2011

    " The entire Flashman series is a delight. I love this one mostly because it shows how clever his wife is. Flashman is always claiming that his wife is brainless but when he is finally at home enough to see her in action it takes his breath away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 12/10/2010

    " Only just a little great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blair | 1/22/2010

    " One of a series of Flashman books I read in late 2009 at the urging of my brother Don, another big Flashman fan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christa | 2/16/2009

    " By far the worst of the Flashman series. "

  • 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 jim | 7/26/2008

    " I had forgotten about Flashman. I read this one, just about died laughing, and had such a hard time finding other editions to the series I gave up. Great reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 6/21/2008

    " Brilliant if you like the narrator's English Public School POV style of writing. The stories are wonderfully twisted, like good mysteries wrapped up in mischief. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 5/28/2008

    " Whole series is great, the only historical fiction I've ever enjoyed. This was my favorite, adventures in Bengal. As my grandfather said, sometimes it's hard not to just skip to the sex scenes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/24/2008

    " Rummy...Gentlemen, start your engines - the race for your boyhood is about to begin.

    The one. The only.
    Flashman. "

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

    " Great faux-history. A series for the ages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rina | 1/21/2008

    " Flashman and the Tiger is particularly enjoyable for its allusions to Conan Doyle, but the cover got me very confused while I was reading the first two stories, which provide a lot of insight into Europe c. 1880, a deliciously decadent period. "

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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.