Once again, that supreme anti-hero of the Victorian era, the one and only Harry Flashman, is ready to rise to the occasion no matter what depths of dishonor he must plumb. Lusting after a clergyman's wife, smuggling opium to Hong Kong, coupling with an Amazonian woman river pirate, groveling before a ruthless warlord, becoming the sexual plaything of the most beautiful and evil woman in the world, and cheerfully participating in yet another British rape of an ancient culture, this is the inimitable Flashman at his very worst. And, as all Flashman fans know, that means he's at his irresistible best in this, his most exotic and erotic, uninhibited and hilarious adventure yet.
©1986 George MacDonald Fraser (P)2012 Random House Audio
If you're a fan of historical fiction, I find Flashman to be almost impossible to beat. Now, you're not going to tear up or get too terribly attached to any of the characters, but if you're looking a fun romp through time and battle (with a more than a few romps in the bed mixed in) Flashman is simply capital.
I had read this particular Flashman book years ago and was pleasantly surprised to enjoy it again so much in audio form.
The descriptions of life, locations and battles were as usual, top notch.
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