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Flashman and the Redskins

The Flashman Papers, Book 6
Narrated by: Colin Mace
Series: The Flashman Papers, Book 7
Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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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.

What was Harry Flashman doing on the slopes of Little Bighorn, caught between the gallant remnant of Custer's 7th Cavalry and the attack of Sitting Bull's braves? He was trying to get out of the line of fire and escape yet again with his life (if not his honour) intact.

Here is the legendary and authentic West of Mangas Colorado's Apaches, of Kit Carson, Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy Horse and the Deadwood stage, gunfighters and gamblers, scoundrels and Indian belles, enthusiastic widows and mysterious adventuresses. The West as it really was terrifying!

©2015 George MacDonald Fraser (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"The Flashman Papers do what all great sagas do - winning new admirers along the way but never, ever betraying old ones. It is an immense achievement." ( Sunday Telegraph)
"Not so much a march as a full-blooded charge, fortified by the usual lashings of salty sex, meticulously choreographed battle scenes and hilariously spineless acts of self preservation by Flashman." ( Sunday Times‘)
"Not only are the Flashman books extremely funny, but they give meticulous care to authenticity. You can, between the guffaws, learn from them." ( Washington Post)
"A first-rate historical novelist" (Kingsley Amis)

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  • R. Harper
  • 04-24-15

You can't beat Flashy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love the Flashman books, you get to brush up on your 19th century history whilst being thoroughly entertained by a truly great anti-hero. This adventure takes off right after the ending of Flash for Freedom! (One of my favorite episodes).

Colin Mace makes a decent stab at the narration but he for me his portrayal ultimately fails to truly inhabit the character of Flashman. His voice and performance miss the mark in capturing the searing wit, charm and cowardice of the man. The ultimate Flashman narrator is Timothy West (a fantastic actor who performed 7 of the 12 books) he is head and shoulders above any of the performers who've attempted Flashy. I think it's a great shame his versions of Flashman's adventures seem so hard to come by. If I had my way they would be re-released with West recording the remaining 5 books.

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  • Mr. G Brown
  • 04-03-16

Flashy Flashman

Have all the flashman books and many on either cd or on Audible etc. This is one of the best, and most enjoyable adventures for our anti hero...Quite well narrated too, although not to the standards of the likes of Timothy West.

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  • Toby
  • 03-24-17

Barnstorming Romp

Just awesome.

Why isn't there a statue of Flashy in Central London?

One of the best stories out of the 12, in fact it's my equal 12th favorite.

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  • P. Kirkbright
  • 09-09-16

Further Flashman

The story is split into two parts, the 1849-50 trek out west, and Flashman's return to America just before Little Big Horn. If you've reached this far in the series, then you'll know what to expect.
Flashman is the same monster as he ever was. He still somehow manages to wriggle out of trouble through undeserved luck, unabashed cowardice and seduction. Whilst you never wish for him to do well, his adventures do make for a gripping tale, told well by the narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-07-19

Just love these books

All fun and a lot of historic facts included in the stories. Highly recommended as recreational entertainment!

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  • Jonathan Charles Cracknell
  • 09-19-19

Ripping Yarns

Love him or hate him this Victorian ripping yarns character is everything tyhat is frowned upon in this age of New Puritanism. Flashman is everything that a modern hero isn't: racist, sexist, homophobic ,nationalistic etc. If you can leave your political correctness at the door you might enjoy Flashman and the ripping yarns of Empire. Yes he was the bully in "Tom Brown's Schooldays" but he has grown up a bit ( even bullies can mature) and who secretly , wasn't fascinated by a bully. In this story Flashman finds himself again on the wrong side of the Law. Accused of slave stealing and running them to the Canadian border he is trapped in New Orleans trying to find a way out. His adventures begin when he meets up with an old friend, a Madame of a notorious brothel in the city. I recommend this book to those who can leave their revisionist politics at the door and enjoy a good yarn.

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  • Grumpy Jack
  • 08-31-19

25 years of American adventures...

The Wild West is just a touch wilder for the presence of Harry Flashman.... just how many scrapes can one man get into and how many famous people can he encounter? Listen, enjoy and wonder at the historical accuracy, amazing storyline and superb narration as Harry manages to roll his wagon from one disaster to another, only to return 25 years later for more of the same! You’ll love it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-15-19

Kevin Jones

Outstanding. Wonderful story brilliantly read. Every bit as enjoyable as when I first read the book 2 decades ago.

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  • mick hudson
  • 06-21-19

Flashman and the Redskins

Excellent once more narration excellent,the research George McDonald Fraser does is second to none. I have read all his books and can read them again and again

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  • JS
  • 01-27-19

A bit of a cad

Enjoyed the book having read his other work this was the first audible and it worked well for me...

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  • Sibleech
  • 04-27-19

The most enjoyable of the series

Utterly engrossing with just enough of factual reference to keep you wondering and wanting more.

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  • lewis
  • 08-28-16

Another great Flashy novel

As good as I remember and the narrator really tops it off. great voices, top job