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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (805 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George MacDonald Fraser Narrator: Toby Stephens Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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Many have marvelled at General Napier's daring 1868 expedition through the treacherous peaks and bottomless chasms of Abyssinia to rescue a small group of British citizens held captive by the mad tyrant Emperor Theodore. But the vital role of Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., in the success of this campaign has hitherto gone unrecorded.

A master of lechery, treachery and poltroonery, Flashy's undeserved reputation for heroism renders him the British Army's candidate of choice when it comes to skulking behind enemy lines in Ali Baba attire. After all, who but the great amorist could contemplate navigating a land populated by hostile tribes and the lovliest (and most savage) women in Africa, from leather-clad nymphs with a penchant for torture to de-ballocking Amazons and a voluptuous barbarian queen with a reputation for throwing disobliging guests to her pet lions? Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyrus | 2/14/2014

    " I wish more people knew about this series, because perhaps then the books wouldn't be so damned expensive. These are the fake histories of a cowardly, seductive British colonial soldier, which is more entertaining than it sounds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonbro | 2/8/2014

    " I found the unreliability of the narrator extremely grating at first, but as the book went on, the footnotes made up for it quite a bit. As my friend Eli said, it would have been more fun to read this book with wikipedia open to get the full background. I am probably not going to read any more of these until I have a solid background on the conflict that they are covering. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 1/25/2014

    " A part of yje world you never knew about "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 1/17/2014

    " Women frequently don't like Flashman, but his total honesty in writing his "memoirs" (these are historically very accurate books, except for the presence of Flashman) appeals to me. His cowardice and "little head" constantly lead him into dangerous situations, including the Charge of the Light Brigade, Little Big Horn, nearly every warring hot spot in the 1800s, and plenty of beautiful barbarian women and psychopaths of both sexes. Unfortunately George MacDonald Fraser died before he could write about all the stories he hinted at. These stories are entertaining and educational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 1/6/2014

    " The Flashman series is alawys entertaining and for those interested in history- a pure delight. Fraser's research is first-rate, and his skeptical view of the events and historical figures that populate the series is interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 12/21/2013

    " I've had this on my bookshelf for years and finally got around to reading it. Like all the Flashman books, it is far fetched and hilarious, but also makes you realize how much history you don't know. An entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beau | 11/5/2013

    " Even a mediocre Flashman book is a good read. Less sexy and less of an interesting travelogue than most, but interesting as the Abyssinian campaign is one I'd never heard of, a century and a half later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 9/11/2013

    " More of a 3.5 star book, but rounded up given how much I like the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Webster | 9/9/2013

    " As scurrilous as ever. Another interesting foray into a more obscure part of Victorian history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernard Dogon | 9/7/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 9/1/2013

    " A return to form for this long running series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashish | 3/20/2013

    " Typical Flashman. Pretty entertaining so far, though I can see it slipping into it's standard mold... but that's good, too. Comfortable. It's a fixed format, no surprises, comfort food for the soul but different in interesting ways with each book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 3/18/2013

    " I actually didnt read this book, but the first in the series, Flashman. I laughed out loud at several points - definitely a good "revisionist" history of British colonialism, if you can stand the misogyny, racism and bigotry of the series' "hero." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 H.h. Viens | 3/12/2013

    " Good, but not up the standard of his earlier works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chip | 12/14/2012

    " The last of the series and still a rip-snorting, hilarious good time. And, as always, illuminating on multiple levels. I recommend every book in this series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nigel Baker | 7/21/2012

    " The early books are entertaining stories from an unreliable first-person narrator. Unfortunately the later books are bogged down by pages of internal dialogue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randy Bailey | 4/20/2012

    " I've enjoyed all of the Flashman series. Too bad they have come to an end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B.O.B.(bob) | 6/24/2011

    " Fairly typical Flashman book. Not as good as some but always enjoyable. Also nice to learn a little history about something I previously knew nothing about (Abyssinian War). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Pryor | 6/6/2011

    " A rip-snorter, one of Flashy's best adventures. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nigel | 5/4/2011

    " The early books are entertaining stories from an unreliable first-person narrator. Unfortunately the later books are bogged down by pages of internal dialogue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chip | 1/11/2011

    " The last of the series and still a rip-snorting, hilarious good time. And, as always, illuminating on multiple levels. I recommend every book in this series.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashish | 11/23/2010

    " Typical Flashman. Pretty entertaining so far, though I can see it slipping into it's standard mold... but that's good, too. Comfortable. It's a fixed format, no surprises, comfort food for the soul but different in interesting ways with each book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 11/23/2010

    " A part of yje world you never knew about "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyrus | 9/13/2010

    " I wish more people knew about this series, because perhaps then the books wouldn't be so damned expensive. These are the fake histories of a cowardly, seductive British colonial soldier, which is more entertaining than it sounds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 6/29/2010

    " More of a 3.5 star book, but rounded up given how much I like the 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B.O.B.(bob) | 10/7/2008

    " Fairly typical Flashman book. Not as good as some but always enjoyable. Also nice to learn a little history about something I previously knew nothing about (Abyssinian War). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randy | 4/26/2008

    " I've enjoyed all of the Flashman series. Too bad they have come to an end. "

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

    " Run away! Run away! Right into the pivotal moments of history. Flashman, the knave, is at it again, and in a way not seen before (Madagascar, if I remember correctly). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 H.h. | 4/2/2008

    " Good, but not up the standard of his earlier works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 9/30/2007

    " A return to form for this long running series. "

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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

Toby Stephens’ theater credits include Coriolanus, Hamlet, Betrayal, A Doll’s House, and Danton’s Death. His TV appearances include The Camomile Lawn, Cambridge Spies, Jane Eyre, and Vexed. On film he played Gustav Graves in the James Bond movie Die Another Day, and his other credits include Twelfth Night, Onegin, Photographing Fairies, and All Things to All Men.