Flashy is back in the saddle providing a delicious backstory to an enjoyable history lesson. David Case does a marvelous job with the male characters (his women need a bit of work). Great fun.
I liked the story, despite its overall gloomy nature. Sadly, the narration I found to be sub-par. OK - the Russian accents and phrases did SOUND Russian. But the two main protaganists (male and female) were almost indistinguishable, as were pretty much all of the Russians. The two main CIA characters also sounded an awful lot alike, with painful, NY-type accents. Made extended conversation maddeningly difficult to follow. Wish it could have been a better listen.
Scalzi's "reboot" was nicely done, and Wil Wheaton does a great job. The original version was a nice addition, although the narrator for that story was robotic at times.
The start of a good series...great fun and interesting story line. As one who has studied the "real" history on which the story is based, the details are important and largely accurate. The sci-fi aspect is great as well. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Not the usual narrator for the series, but Toby Stephens does a good job. Quick story but a good one nonetheless for fans of Flashman! If you're new to the series I'd recommend Flashman & the Mountain of Light for a starter rather than this book.
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