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Royal Flash Audiobook

Royal Flash: The Flashman Papers, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

In volume II of The Flashman Papers, Flashman tangles with femme fatale Lola Montez and the dastardly Otto Von Bismarck in a battle of wits which will decide the destiny of a continent.

In this volume of The Flashman Papers, Flashman, the arch-cad and toady, matches his wits, his talents for deceit and malice, and above all his speed in evasion against the most brilliant European statesman and against the most beautiful and unscrupulous adventuress of the era.

From London gaming halls and English hunting fields to European dungeons and throne rooms, he is involved in a desperate succession of escapes, disguises, amours, and (when he cannot avoid them) hand-to-hand combats. All the while the destiny of a continent rests on his broad and failing shoulders.

©2015 George MacDonald Fraser (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Sparkling one-liners adorn every chapter.... It is the verve of the storytelling, together with the verbal inventiveness, that lingers in the memory." (Sunday Telegraph)

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    Hammerhead 25/07/2015
    Hammerhead 25/07/2015 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy reading,listening to and watching good movies and books.Audible has been helping me do this since 2005 without a hitch.

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    "Flashy does it again!"
    What made the experience of listening to Royal Flash the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is good but I wish they would use a female voice for the female parts as it all sounds a bit pantomime with a bloke reading female responses.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Continues along the Flashman route,you can't get better.


    What does Colin Mace bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He is very good and keeps the momentum going.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Just good fun stories

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Reesy 22/06/2015
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    "Solid Flashman"

    Solid Flashman story, brilliantly narrated. Yadda yadda, annoying how we have to write a minimum amount of words.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    john 17/03/2015
    john 17/03/2015
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    "Flashes blood may be blue but his liver's yellow!"

    Narrators voice leant itself perfectly to the ambiance of the story. The story certainly has elements of 'the prisoner of zenda' but with uniquely rogue flashy twists!

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    samuel allen 01/09/2016
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    "cracking book"

    can't beat a bit of flashy, irreverent and timeless tales, refreshingly politically incorrect and funny

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    world traveller 17/03/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "hoofing adventures with Harry"

    good story, thorough history but not battle history, as we will come to admire in Fraser. well read, performed rather, by Mace. this is an essential set of flashman papers for the rest of his adventures. enjoy!

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    Treebeard 09/03/2016
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    "Spiffing "

    Nicely done. Good old Flashy. Well narrated and good pace. I'll be downloading more. Thumbs up.

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    Roger Pygott 20/02/2016
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    "Entertaining!"

    Brilliant story. Narrator not bad, but not in Timothy West's league. Still enjoyed it though.

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    R. Fountain 15/01/2016
    R. Fountain 15/01/2016
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    "Very refreshingly un-pc, and bloody funny!"

    There is nothing to compare these books to, they stand alone in all their splendid glory! A bigger bigot, racist, cheat and charming coward will not be found. And yet, you can't help but root for him. Will probably be enjoyed by the English listener more than most!

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    Miss 07/08/2015
    Miss 07/08/2015
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    "Hilarious and thrilling"

    Loved every moment of this well structured, humorous story of a cad and coward who gets out of every situation he somehow gets himself into.

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    matthew Southampton, United Kingdom 10/03/2015
    matthew Southampton, United Kingdom 10/03/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "A guilty pleasure"

    very good un pc fun a ripping yarn in which you learn a bit of history found myself diving for the iPad to look up various characters . Very well read , can't wait for the next one .

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Flashman brought to life!"

    Fantastic story that races along paralleling Anthony Hope's famous novel. The narrator is absolutely perfect!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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