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The fourth volume of memoirs of Harry Flashman is presented here for the first time in audio. In this installment, Flash confronts destiny with Lord Cardigan and the Light Brigade.

©1973 George MacDonald Fraser (P)2012 Random House Audio

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Another remarkabe tale of Harry Flashman, coward

Harry Flashman is the most compelling cruel coward and erstwhile adventurer. This is #4 in the series, so if you don't know the character I recommend you start with the first volume in the series.

In this book Flashman returns to the cavalry and it starts with his his service during the Crimean War, most notably his actions during the Charge of the Light Brigade. After that his adventures continue across Russia and Central Asia. I don't want to give away too much of the plot, but the story is always interesting and in motion.

The book is performed by David Case, also known as Frederick Davidson, one of my favorite audiobook performers. He is extremely easy to listen to, and has a masterful approach to voice work that keeps all of the characters distinct and interesting.

If you are a fan of the Flashman Papers series already you will not regret this addition to your library, but again if you aren't familiar with the series I urge you to start with number one. It's not a requirement though, everything you need to know about the character is contained herein, and while it refers to many of the other stories in the series the adventure here is self contained enough for a newcomer to enjoy as well.

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Great book about a little remembered chapter .

Great story, great narrator. I look forward to reading the rest of the series soon.

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Flashman

Flashman is a historical Forrest Gump. Wildly entertaining (if not a bit politically incorrect) although parts of the story might make you flench, the unblinking depictions give insight into many otherwise unknown- lost to history events, all in colorful style. Highly recommend!

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The Flashman Series is Terrific

Amid the laughter there is much to be learned mostly on topics about which I knew little or nothing. Fraser is a superb humorist and story teller

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Flash man at the Charge

High quality yarns of the intrepid H. Flash man who always managed to follow the action wherever the British Empire happened to be