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If only Flashman had got on with his dinner and ignored the handkerchief dropped by a flirtatious hussy in a Calcutta hotel... well, American history might have been different, a disastrous civil war might have been avoided, and Flash Harry himself would have been spared one of the most hair-raising adventures of his misspent life. If only... but alas, the arch-rotter of the Victorian age could never resist the lure of a pretty foot and this latest extract from The Flashman Papers soon finds him careering towards the little Virginian town of Harper's Ferry, where John Brown and his gang of rugged fanatics were to fire the first shot in the great war against slavery.
©1996 George MacDonald Fraser (P)2010 Random House

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David Case reads excellent as Flashman

Would you listen to Flashman and the Angel of the Lord again? Why?

Yes, great story and narration, lots of fun and loads of history.

What did you like best about this story?

The adventure, the humor, the narrator, the history

Which scene was your favorite?

All of them.

If you could rename Flashman and the Angel of the Lord, what would you call it?

Not a better name.

Any additional comments?

Worth listening to over and over.

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Another stateside adventure for Flashman

In this volume, Flashy works for both the Abolitionists and the Klan, against his will, of course, because he has no choice. Once again, you can blame John Charity Spring, for shanghaiing Flashman back to the states, on the very eve of the Civil War. John Brown's rebellion is the backdrop to this assignment and some familiar characters from past adventures show up to play a part. Another terrific romp, with lots of sex and intrigue to propel the action. Catnip to Flashy fans. And brilliantly performed by David Case, who was born to be Flashman. This one starts with the narrator in his 90's, surrounded by his great grandchildren on Elspeth's lavish estate. Total joy.

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Really liked it

His usual mix of fast paced action, history and humor. The narration was also excellent

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The Trilogy

I have enjoyed listening to seven of the recorded Flashman novels, I am sorry they were not all recorded.
David Case is marvelous.
The historical background contained is excellent. His point of view is politically incorrect but spot on in my opinion.
Some of the plots are slightly formulaic and near the end of the series repetitive.
His amorous explicit sexual adventures/conquests can become tiresome at times.
Flashman for Freedom, Flashman and the Red Skins, Flashman and the Angel of the Lord make a wonderful American History trilogy.


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Not the best Flashman, but still Flashman!

As always, David Case gives a superior performance, but this Flashman lags more than others.

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Flashman & the Angel of the Lord

I can only wish these books went on forever. Hilarious, entertaining & quite informative- BRAVO
Mr Fraser

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fabulously entertaining

I loved every minute. Flashy's talent for sleeping, lying and cheating his way through history is just perfect.

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Flashman

A cross between monte python, forest Gump and Austin powers. Very entertaining series. Once you get past period notions on race and social class. I️ find the direct depictions of slaves to be at once offensive, then upon deeper contemplation, a peak into the hardship and obscenity that was American slavery. A picture that is hard to see, even harder to look away from. So, on the whole entertaining. Though not always pleasant.

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The Flash Goes Marching On

The irascible character of Harry "Flash" Flashman is compelled by various forces to join the John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. Along the way, Flash encounters many characters who sport a variety of accents- Upper Crusty English, Scottish, American Southern, to name a few. This narrator does a good job with the British accents, and handles John Brown himself with aplomb. The whining, keening tone of Brown's rhetoric still resonates in my head. What the narrator does best is take certain phrases and make them immensely humorous. I laughed outloud at some of the well-timed comments.

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