Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages, and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all.
Celebrated Victorian bounder, cad, and lecher, Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., returns to play his (reluctant) part in the charge of the Light Brigade in this of the critically acclaimed Flashman Papers.
As the British cavalry prepared to launch themselves against the Russian guns at Balaclava, Harry Flashman was petrified.
But the Crimea was only the beginning: beyond lay the snowbound wastes of the great Russian slave empire, torture and death, headlong escapes from relentless enemies, savage tribal hordes to the right of him, passionate females to the left of him....
Then, finally, that unknown but desperate war on the roof of the world, when India was the prize, and there was nothing to stop the armed might of Imperial Russia but the wavering sabre and terrified ingenuity of old Flashman himself.
loved it. laugh out loud funny in places. looking forward 2 the next adventure of old Flashy.
Amazing story , lots of laugh out loud moments with flashy being a total cad as expected !!!
Colin Mace does an amazing job narrating flashman, an absolute joy.
Flashman being brave? Surely not! A great tale, touching on some history I was happy to learn more about.
Great story of high and cowardly adventure. Flashman at his best. I definitely recommend. The end
Great story, with a great reader. Classic Flashman with the usual mix of adventure, humour and historic background.
Would you listen to Flashman at the Charge again? Why?
I love this book and really enjoyed listening to it
What was one of the most memorable moments of Flashman at the Charge?
throwing the girl in the snow, what a total ba@@@@d Flashman is
Which character – as performed by Colin Mace – was your favourite?
another fantastic Flashman story very well narrated. I also learned a bit more about the charge of the light brigade
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, the f`ashman series is not PC but it does bring history to life in the most amusing way.
they are not for everyone but they are great fun and a good listen
What other book might you compare Flashman at the Charge to, and why?
All the other flashgun novels , and there is a connection to Tom Sharpe
What about Colin Mace’s performance did you like?
I like the fact that he keeps the pace of the story going, I got three flashman audiobooks before this series came out with Timothy West reading, which were even better
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Flashman will make you laugh, you might cringe at times but you will laugh