The Flashman Papers
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  • 1
    Flashman: The Flashman Papers, Book 1 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman: The Flashman Papers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    Overall
    (135)
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    (126)
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    (125)

    Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the nineteenth century despite trying his utmost to escape them all. Flashman, soldier, duellist, lover, imposter, coward, cad, and hero triumphs in this first installment of The Flashman Papers.

    Flashman rides forth.....

    I'm a fan of the Flashman books, and loved the Timothy West-narrated versions that used to be available. Sadly, only a few titles were ever released, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 July 2015 by Charles (Wantage, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Royal Flash: The Flashman Papers, Book 2 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Royal Flash: The Flashman Papers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (98)

    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.

    Flashy does it again!

    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 respon..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 July 2015 by Hammerhead ()
  • 3
    Flash for Freedom!: The Flashman Papers, Book 5 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flash for Freedom!: The Flashman Papers, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    Flashman must choose - politcs in London or slave trading in Africa - not that it matters really in this hilarious third installement of the Flashman Papers. When Flashman was inveigled into a game of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord George Bentinck, he was making an unconscious choice about his own future - would it lie in the House of Commons or the West African slave trade? Was there, for that matter, very much difference?

    Deceptively clever

    GMDF. Cleverly exposes the true horrors of slavery by viewing it through the unsentimental eyes of flashman .

    Reviewed on 22 June 2015 by matthew (Southampton, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Flashman at the Charge: The Flashman Papers, Book 7 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman at the Charge: The Flashman Papers, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all.

    One of my favourite flashman books!

    Flashman being brave? Surely not! A great tale, touching on some history I was happy to learn more about.

    Reviewed on 01 December 2016 by Kugel Ball ()
  • 5
    Flashman in the Great Game: The Flashman Papers, Book 8 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman in the Great Game: The Flashman Papers, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all. What caused the Indian Mutiny?

    one of the best

    fantastic book. listened on three occasions and had the book finished on the last occasion.

    Reviewed on 07 November 2016 by Gary ()
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    Flashman's Lady: The Flashman Papers, Book 3 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman's Lady: The Flashman Papers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages, and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century despite trying his utmost to escape them all.

    a really good adventure!

    This is up to the usual high standard of the Flashman tales. Great fun, and as usual the coward and cad performs heroically!

    Reviewed on 13 April 2016 by Hardy Fan (Cambridge UK)
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    Flashman and the Redskins: The Flashman Papers, Book 6 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman and the Redskins: The Flashman Papers, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (57)

    Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages, and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all. What was Harry Flashman doing on the slopes of Little Bighorn, caught between the gallant remnant of Custer's 7th Cavalry and the attack of Sitting Bull's braves?

    You can't beat Flashy

    I love the Flashman books, you get to brush up on your 19th century history whilst being thoroughly entertained by a truly great anti-hero. This adven..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 April 2015 by R. Harper ()
  • 8
    Flashman and the Dragon: The Flashman Papers, Book 10 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman and the Dragon: The Flashman Papers, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all. In China in 1860, a lot of people mistakenly put their trust in Flashman.

    Wished it would never end

    Interesting slant on the destruction of the summer palace describing it as a socialist effort to send a message to the Chinese that their super privil..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 June 2016 by Archie ()
  • 9
    Flashman and the Mountain of Light | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By David Case
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This ninth volume of The Flashman Papers, faithfully edited and transcribed by Fraser, finds that Sir Harry Flashman is back in India, where his saga began. This time, our hero is sent by Her Majesty's Secret Service to spy on the corrupt court of Lahore, on India's Northwest Frontier. Flashy's most challenging exploit yet is as politically shrewd and thoroughly lewd as ever.

    The worst reading i have ever heard

    This is one of the best Flashman books and it has been ruined by this chaps sneering down his nose in the most dreadful manner. He completely misses ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 July 2010 by Kathinka (CambridgeUnited Kingdom)
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    Flashman and the Mountain of Light: The Flashman Papers, Book 4 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light: The Flashman Papers, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    Books four through six in George MacDonald Fraser's uproarious best-selling Flashman series, now available in one audiobook for the first time. Flashman and the Mountain of Light: 1845-1846. Given the choice between defending Britannia's frontier against the mighty Sikh army and pleasuring a ravishing maharani in the Court of the Punjab, Flashman knew where he'd rather be. Of course, that was before he found out about the torture chambers or the malevolent influence of the Mountain of Light....

    This version does not really work

    To me, Flashman's voice is an older voice. The best versions of Flashman audio books I've ever heard are by Tomothy West. Colin Mace does his best but..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 April 2015 by Amazon Customer ()
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    Flashman and the Angel of the Lord: The Flashman Papers, Book 9 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman and the Angel of the Lord: The Flashman Papers, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages, and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all. If only Flashman had got on with his dinner and ignored the handkerchief dropped by a flirtatious hussy in a Calcutta hotel....

    Long but enjoyable

    As usual the narration was excellent made me laugh out loud a lot .
    Flashman is a bastard but a likeable one at that .Very enjoyable.

    Reviewed on 30 March 2016 by MR D A JONES ()
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    Flashman and the Tiger: The Flashman Papers, Book 12 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman and the Tiger: The Flashman Papers, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages, and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all. Flash Harry is back! The first new Flashman novel since Flashman and the Angel of the Lord, this is the long-awaited new installment of the Flashman Papers.

    Bring back Timothy West!!!

    I'm sorry to say Colin Mace is a poor substitute for Timothy West in this latest batch of Flashman novels. There's too many mispronunciations, poor ac..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 February 2016 by Airsping ()
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    Flashman on the March: The Flashman Papers, Book 11 | George MacDonald Fraser

    Flashman on the March: The Flashman Papers, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages, and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all.

    Not one of the best

    Perfectly fine as a time killer but the story drags a little from time to time and there are certainly better Flashmans to listen to first.

    Reviewed on 14 October 2016 by Anonymous ()