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The seventh volume of the Flashman Papers records the arch-cad's adventures in America during Gold Rush of 1849 and the Battle of Bighorn, in 1876. This installment describes his acquaintance with famous Indian chiefs, American soldiers, frontiersmen, and statesmen.

©1982 George MacDonald Fraser (P)2012 Random House Audio

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Usual Flashman, not the best

Flashman Papers are a guilty pleasure, enjoyed & regretted in equal parts. "Redskins" is late in the series, decent history, contrived story. As always, David Case is superb.

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Another good one!

What did you love best about Flashman and the Redskins?

The story arc covered by Flash for Freedom and Flashman and the Redskins is a great read. If you like historical fiction, this would be an excellent addition to your library.

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Stateside Flashy, at Little Big Horn

Another rollicking adventure, split into two eras, twenty years apart. Flashman evades capture in New Orleans by hooking up with an English Madam, who leads him west to follow the gold rush to California. He never quite gets to CA., but manages to get captured by the Sioux and spends six months in an Indian village with an Indian wife. Twenty years later, he's back in the US with Elspeth and being led astray by a beauty with an eyepatch, winds up out west again, in the clutches of a wronged old flame, and then, as a participant and witness to the Little Big Horn skirmish. Wonderful action, precise historical detail and of course, the inimitable Flashy humor and cynicism, counterbalanced by enough honest humanity to make him the most likable of rogues. A joy for Flashy fans. David Case, aka Frederick Davidson, is the consummate Flashman.

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Excellent

One of the great story tellers. One of the best narrators. I highly recommend Fraser.

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Excellent story... love Flashman

Even more enjoyable in this overly politicized and tender-eared age. Plus manly. Manly men identifying as men by biology and fulfilling manly things.

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In a Dozen Books Some are Better than Others

There is always far more actual history in Flashman than expected. This was no different. Because i am American, I prefer the more exotic venues (about which I know far less). Solid offering especially for confirmed Flashy fans.

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One of the best.

Out of all the Flashman novels, this is one of the greatest. Sir Harry is back in a Wild West adventhre

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  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • 10-02-15

Flashman in America

Flashman supposedly makes three visits to America during his lifetime. The story of his first visit is partly told in Flashgun for Freedom, in which he takes on the roles of both slaver and abolitionist. This story is then continued here in Flashgun and the Redskins, where his journey with a traveling bordello from New Orleans to California is chronicled, as well as his run-ins with the Apache. But that is only the first part of the book, the second part is about Flashmans third visit to the states and his involvement in the battle of the Little Bighorn. This leaves a hole in the story, Flashman supposedly visited America once more, in between these two visits. During which he took part in the American Civil War, something that is referenced more then once in this book. Sadly MacDonald Fraser passed away a few years ago, having yet to tell this tale.

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  • Jeff Page
  • Windsor, VT United States
  • 02-24-15

Not my favorite Flashman tale.

Earlier works in the series were more laugh out loud fun for me. Keep in mind mind that this was the first audio version of the Flashman novels I have had a chance to listen too and although Mr. Case does a spectacular job with Flashman, his accents for most of the other characters were distracting and rang flat to my ear.