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Flashman and the Angel of the Lord

The Flashman Papers, Book 9
Narrated by: Colin Mace
Series: The Flashman Papers, Book 9
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

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....

Well, American history would have been different, a disastrous civil war might have been avoided, and Flashman himself would have been spared one of the most hair-raising adventures of his misspent life. If only...

But alas, the arch-rotter of the Victorian age could never resist the lure of a pretty foot. This latest extract of the Flashman Papers soon finds Flashman careering towards the little Virginian town of Harper's Ferry, where John Brown and his gang of rugged fanatics were to fire the first shot in the great war against slavery.

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

Critic reviews

"The Flashman Papers do what all great sagas do - winning new admirers along the way but never, ever betraying old ones. It is an immense achievement." ( Sunday Telegraph)
"Not so much a march as a full-blooded charge, fortified by the usual lashings of salty sex, meticulously choreographed battle scenes and hilariously spineless acts of self preservation by Flashman." ( Sunday Times)
"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)
"A first-rate historical novelist." (Kingsley Amis)

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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.

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So that was the start of the Civil War?!

And Flashy, our old friend and educator was there... well you’d best listen up and get done lessons about the real state of US politics in the 19th Century; courtesy of Sir Harry.

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Typical flash.

Very well read and thought out by author. May be one of my dabs of the series.

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Good story let down by audio production

The story is good like most of GMF's work. The audio book is let down by the volume of the narration, which varies between to quite to hear to deafeningly loud.