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Flashman and the Tiger | [George MacDonald Fraser]

Flashman and the Tiger

Flashman is back! When the memoirs of Sir Harry Flashman, the celebrated Victorian soldier and scoundrel, first came to light 30 years ago, we were introduced to adventures related with verve, dash, and meticulous historical detail. Now come three new episodes in the career of this eminent and disreputable adventurer.
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Publisher's Summary

Flashman is back! When the memoirs of Sir Harry Flashman, the celebrated Victorian soldier and scoundrel, first came to light 30 years ago, we were introduced to adventures related with verve, dash, and meticulous historical detail. Now come three new episodes in the career of this eminent and disreputable adventurer.

Flashy, as he is known to fans, is once again at the center of pivotal historic events: the attempted assassination of Emperor Franz Joseph in the 1880s; the Tranby Croft gambling scandal involving the Prince of Wales; and the aftermath of Rorke's Drift. Thrown into contact with assorted royalty, grand tarts, and political heavyweights, including Bismarck, Flashman observes the uncensored truth about some of the 20th century's greatest heroes and scoundrels.

©1999 George MacDonald Fraser; (P)2000 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"This new book is light, clever, and comical." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Not only are the Flashman books extremely funny, but they give meticulous care to authenticity. You can, between the guffaws, learn from them." (The Washington Post)

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    Michael Burton San Diego, Ca 11-12-04
    Michael Burton San Diego, Ca 11-12-04 Member Since 2000
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    "But I hate Anti-heroes!?"

    A wondrous exception! An imaginative dash thru historical situations makes for an amazingly fast paced, humorous read. Took a few minutes to get used to the readers pace, and tone, but after that, really liked him, also. Not for the prudish, but sexual situations are well written, and in good fun, not some sort of thrown in appeal to teenage prurient interest. Check out Amazon for reviews of the author's other Flashman novels. Can only pray they will add his other Flashman books. Perhaps not Fraser's best, but excellent nonetheless. More humor than the O'Brian books, and as good, in their own way.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Molly Montara, CA, USA 12-09-04
    Molly Montara, CA, USA 12-09-04 Member Since 2003
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    "More Flashman Please"

    A worthy addition to the Flashman opus- though not the best starting place for newcomers to this series. Readers who love Sharpe will adore Flashie. Fraser offers a rollicking romp through history through Flashman's wonderfully jaundiced eyes. Irreverent, poignant, factual, bawdy, action-packed-- these books are a find.

    I hope Audible will offer all the Flashman books so readers can start at the beginning. If not, read the others first, then enjoy this audiobook for dessert. David Case (aka Frederick Davidson) is the perfect reader.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Thaddeus Bishop, CA, USA 04-08-07
    Thaddeus Bishop, CA, USA 04-08-07 Member Since 2004
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    "Flasman and The Tiger"

    If you have some sense of history and enjoy reading it you will love this book. David Case's narration is the best. Flashy is the hero that most of us would chose to be not the damned fool who goes willingly to confront danger. One hopes that the rest of this great series is added to Audible's catalogue.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Hart California 01-29-06
    Mike Hart California 01-29-06 Member Since 2003
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    "Not quite a Tiger"

    I am a huge fan of all things Flashman, I have the entire series in both print and from Books on Tape. This is probably my least favorite book of the series and it is unfortunate that this is the only selection avaialbe from Audible, its not a bad book by any means, it just is not the strongest of the series. David Case IS Flashman- he has done a splendid job with all of the readings. I look forward to the balance of the series being added to the Audible Library! I also acquired this book as a tape from Books on Tape and the tape quality was poor- the Audible version is better.

    Flashman remains my favorite series!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    K.D. Keenan Northern California 05-23-05
    K.D. Keenan Northern California 05-23-05 Member Since 2004

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    "The Aged Flashman Rides Again"

    Flashie in his elder years is as much a poltroon and a coward as always, yet manages to be as engaging and audacious as ever. I loved these three stories (especially the one where his allegedly brainless wife manages to best all comers -- including Flashman). The narrator delivers a wicked take on the plummy dash-it-all tones of the old British General, yet has the versatility to do a sweet young thing, seductress, Oscar Wilde and others believably. Delicious!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Boulder, CO, USA 08-04-08
    Thomas Boulder, CO, USA 08-04-08
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    "The voice of Flashman (& Elspeth)"

    This volume of the Flashman memoirs contains two superb stories (Baccarat & Tiger) and one that's much less captivating (the first and longest, about Franz Joseph). But all three stories are immensely enjoyable for one reason: the narrator has captured the voice of Flashman perfectly. He also does a very good Elspeth. I can only hope that David Case will some day narrate the best of the Flashman books: Flash for Freedom.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Justin New Orleans, LA, USA 10-16-05
    Justin New Orleans, LA, USA 10-16-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Get more Flashman!"

    Not Fraser's best but awful good. I hope Audible gets more of Case's wonderful readings of Fraser's wonderful books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Charlotte, NC, United States 09-09-09
    Jan Charlotte, NC, United States 09-09-09 Member Since 2003
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    "Politically Incorrect"

    Flashman's jaundiced-eyed view of history is refreshing. If you are just plain tired of playing nice, Flashman's your man.

    Case is the voice of my Flashman and Elsbeth.

    Flashman stories cover Victorian and Edwardian England from 1820-1915. The historical research is accurate but your girlfriend might not like it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jon Meridian, ID, United States 03-04-13
    jon Meridian, ID, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2009
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    "A sad finish to the series"
    What disappointed you about Flashman and the Tiger?

    All of the charm that made up the series seems to have vanished in this installment. Its like GMF phoned it in. Unlike prior Flashman books, this was more like a collection of short stories. Even David Case's voice was off.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Day of the Jackal


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Case?

    I loved David Case in all of the prior books I have listened to. But there was just something a little off here. I think maybe there was a big gap between his recording of the earlier books in the series and this one.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Honestly, boredom. I felt like I had a duty to finish this book because I had gone through the rest of the books in the series. In that regard, it was like the last Seinfeld episode


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C Chestnuthill, MA, United States 10-03-12
    C Chestnuthill, MA, United States 10-03-12 Member Since 2004
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    "His weakest one"

    I've read/listed to several Flashman books and this is by far his weakest. Three unrelated stories none of which are very good. The narrator who reads the other Flashman books does a better job than David Case. Can't really recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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