George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman series is like Ian Fleming's James Bond series, only better. He reminds me in some ways of Kipling in his story telling ability. It is a pleasure listening to the way Fraser can take a simple incident and present it with elegance, suspense and humor. And David Case's reading complements this perfectly.
Badly red with a ridiculously affected melodramatic accent that makes it imposable to listen to. I have enjoyed hard copies of Flashman before but this was awful. Such a shame.
I get the sense that the book would be fun to read but the narrator gives one the sense that he is doing a camp imitation of a British valet playing Flashman. I almost feel guilty criticizing the reading because he sounds like he may have some speech pathology. If that is the case I apologize. I find that it is so hard to understand that I can't concentrate and drive at the same time so I miss large sections and am not inspired to rewind so I am just getting an overall impression of the book rather than really delving into it.