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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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Flashman at his best...

Absolutely loved listening to another tale of our hero Flashman! I've read the series in its entirety and am now loving listening to the recordings. David Case is a brilliant mouthpiece for Flashman and the characters he encounters. You cannot go wrong with any of the Flashman papers read by Mr. Case.

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the greatest adventure story written in 20c

amazing. the greatest adventure story, and most enjoyable book, and series of books I have ever read.

I've read the entire series 3x in my life since 1975. the "Charge" was one of his best.

David Case makes Flashman come alive.

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great historical humor.

One of the best flashman books with all the adventure and excitement that we have come to expect.

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Great voice!

Flashman is one of the great figures in historic fiction. Very well performed by the reader ! Enjoyed it immensely !

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My favorite Flashman novel

Ever wonder what really happened with the Charge of the Light Brigade or how Yuqub Bek got the intel that thwarted the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and India?

Well, sit back, relax, and prepare to see the events through the eyes of the luckiest self serving coward and scoundrel in historical fiction!

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Flashman's Fart makes history

I enjoy all the exploits of the ignoble Flashman. Clever ribald humor and exciting storytelling makes for excellent exscapist literature. The narrator was amazing!

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Yes!

I read these 30 plus years ago and fell in love with this series. I am amazed at how well this one came to life in spoken word format. Malcolm McDowell played Flashman on a film version of Royal Flash but the narrator left me spellbound in this Audible rendition. I a getting them all.

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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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