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    • Royal Flash

    • The Flashman Papers, Book 2
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flashy does it again!

    • By Hammerhead on 25-07-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Flashman

    • The Flashman Papers, Book 1
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Flashman rides forth.....

    • By Charles on 13-07-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Flashman's Lady

    • The Flashman Papers, Book 3
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant writing, poor narration

    • By ROGER LECK on 19-10-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Flashman at the Charge

    • The Flashman Papers, Book 7
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • another classic

    • By Scully on 09-05-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Flashman and the Angel of the Lord

    • The Flashman Papers, Book 9
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Long but enjoyable

    • By MR D A JONES on 30-03-16

    Regular price: £14.59

    • Flashman and the Mountain of Light

    • The Flashman Papers, Book 4
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This version does not really work

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-04-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Flash for Freedom!

    • The Flashman Papers, Book 5
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deceptively clever

    • By matthew on 22-06-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Flashman and the Dragon

    • The Flashman Papers, Book 10
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wished it would never end

    • By Archie on 24-06-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Flashman and the Tiger

    • The Flashman Papers, Book 12
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful end to a fantastic series

    • By John on 15-02-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Flashman in the Great Game

    • The Flashman Papers, Book 8
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 90

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of the best

    • By Gary on 07-11-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Sir Gibbie

    • By: George MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Gordon Jack
    • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A wonderful story of adventure through the different spheres of life by Scottish author George MacDonald. Listeners will fall in love with this "Christ-like" character, Gibbie, who is a mute, yet truly good in heart and in deed. A uniquely creative tale that will capture both the old and the young for ages to come.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Flashman on the March

    • The Flashman Papers, Book 11
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flashy at his best

    • By Vic dodsley on 14-03-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Captain in Calico

    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The first unpublished novel from the historical fiction legend George Macdonald Fraser, featuring the unscrupulous and brilliantly entertaining pirate Calico Jack Rackham. New Providence, 1720s. When infamous pirate Captain 'Calico' Jack Rackham returns from the high seas to ask Governor Woodes Rogers for a royal pardon, the Governor sees his chance to put his own devious plans into action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stuff

    • By JGL on 24-09-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Flashman and the Redskins

    • The Flashman Papers, Book 6
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 112

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You can't beat Flashy

    • By R. Harper on 24-04-15

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Black Ajax

    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the spirit of Flashman, and in the inimitable George MacDonald Fraser style, comes a rousing story of prize fighting in the 19th century. Reissued in a stunning new package, Black Ajax will attract a new generation of fans. When Captain Buck Flashman sees the black boxer catch a fly in midflight, he realizes that he is in the presence of speed such as the prize ring has never seen.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as Flashman.

    • By Andy Q on 22-12-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Flashman

    • Flashman, Book 1
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Rupert Penry-Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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. Expelled from Rugby for drunkenness, and none too welcome at home after seducing his father’s mistress, the young Flashman embarks on a military career with Lord Cardigan’s Hussars.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Performance, Mediocre Story

    • By Oliver Dayman on 29-05-13

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Princess and the Goblin

    • By: George Macdonald
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Revolutionary for the time in encouraging children to think like children, the adventure of Princess Irene and Curdie, the boy miner, was to influence generations of writers, including Chesterton and Tolkien. Overflowing with fantastic ideas and images to delight the young and allegory to inspire their morality ‘The Princess and the Goblin’ has remained one of the most exciting tales for over 100 years.Irene lives in a castle on a mountain under which there is a labyrinth of tunnels inhabited by Goblins.

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Pyrates

    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The Pyrates is all the swashbucklers that ever were, rolled into one great technicoloured pantomime - tall ships and desert islands, impossibly gallant adventurers and glamorous heroines, buried treasure and black spots, devilish dons and ghastly dungeons, plots, duels, escapes, savage rituals, tender romance and steaming passion, all to the accompaniment of ringing steel, thunderous broadsides, sweeping film music, and the sound of cursing extras falling in the water and exchanging period dialogue.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • one of my all-time favourites - ruined

    • By Raven Stone on 08-10-17

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Mr American

    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 29 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Mark Franklin came from the American West to Edwardian England with two long-barrelled .44s in his baggage and a fortune in silver in the bank. Where he had got it and what he was looking for no one could guess, although they wondered - at Scotland Yard, in city offices, in the glittering theatreland of the West End, in the highest circles of society (even King Edward was puzzled) and in the humble pub at Castle Lancing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Egaging, witty, humorous!

    • By Ed H-J on 13-09-15

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Flash for Freedom!

    • By: George MacDonald Fraser
    • Narrated by: Rupert Penry-Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    A game of cards leads Flashman from the jungle death-house of Dahomey to the slave state of Mississippi as he dabbles in the slave trade in Volume III 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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hoorah for Flashy!

    • By Fiona on 17-06-17

    Regular price: £8.49

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