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Summary

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?

Once again Flashman's charm, cowardice, treachery, lechery, and fleetness of foot see the lovable rogue triumph by the skin of his chattering teeth.

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

Critic reviews

"The Flashman books bristle with action…and they are very, very funny." ( The Times)
"George Macdonald Fraser is going great guns, and, happy thought, he still has some fifty years of the rascal's misdeeds to regale us with." ( Daily Telegraph)

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  • matthew
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  • 22-06-15

Deceptively clever

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

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Brilliant experience for my first audio book

Really enjoyed this, it's my first audio book as I read the two prior, great for car, plane or any travel. Narrator does a great job of bringing a great story to life.
I would certainly recommend.

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Re visit.

I love the Flashman books and re read the series about once a year.Having started audible recently I have found a new way to enjoy these stories.It's a bit like having a favourite book turned into a film.You get a different experience but,unlike a film,you don't lose any of the story. Colin Mace makes a good fist of portraying the old scoundrel and valiant attempt at the other characters and accents. My only disappointment is the lack of footnotes.The great thing about these books is they are embedded in historical fact.G.M.G's research is meticulous ,you can learn from them.It is particularly noticeable in this volume because,unless you speak latin,you lose a lot of one characters meaning. I have downloaded most of the rest of the series and am looking forward to revisiting them.

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Superb reading of Flashy!

Colin Mace brilliantly captures Flashman's voice and character. His reading is nothing short of superb and he renders the characters and their accents with apparently effortless skill. Mace is as at home with a Scottish accent as a New Orleans or Yorkshire, and he slips admirably between them all. A wonderful and hilarious novel, a tour de force of a performance. A delight from start to finish. Frank Danes

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Flashman is a rotter

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you get past Flashman being simply awful, the story is wonderful. The historic detail brings the world to life.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Probably the East Coast of Africa. I'll say no more.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed out loud a couple of times when in the company of others after Flashman did something terrible (again).

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Versatile narration!

Colin Mace continues to demonstrate great versatility and bring an already great story to life.

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The tlaws of a cad whispered by a blaggard!

Cringeworthy stuff still full of the character and romance of the era beautifully narrated by a totally convincing Flashman type character.

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Have never enjoyed a book less

This edition of the flashman papers is awful. Apart from the fact it is boring it is also offensive.

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Another superb Flashman tale beautifuly narrated

I have read all the Flashman books several times and it is a pleasure listening to such a good "voice actor". The only thing I miss is the foot notes which were a great part of the text

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