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Flashman at the Charge

The Flashman Papers, Book 7
Narrated by: Colin Mace
Series: The Flashman Papers, Book 4
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2015 George MacDonald (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"If ever there was a time when I felt that watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet stuff, it was when I read the first Flashman" (PG Wodehouse)
"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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Such fun.

Amazing book read beautifully. Top marks. Will definitely be looking for more of Flashman soon.

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  • Carl
  • 01-11-20

such fun

revisiting the Flashman papers after many years. still tummy hurtingly funny yet informative I would suggest that any student of history should read them, just in case.

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  • Micahel Hutton
  • 10-15-19

Wonderful, just wonderful. Masterful reading.

I literally cannot fault it. Brilliant reading by Colin Mace. Fantastic story which kept me absorbed from the first word.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-14-19

Fantastic

A wonderful story read beautifully. I enjoyed every moment. I have re learned a lot of history and I think Flashman at the charge is one of the best books in the Flahman papers. Thanks

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  • Grumpy Jack
  • 07-07-19

Another roller coaster

A ride of exceptional quality through a time and place that do many only really know the name of. Once again a superb performance by Colin Mace, who seems able to capture Flashman and all the characters in a manner that will entertain and inform and compliment the story throughout. History is not studied well unless you include Flashman; God save him!

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  • d l murley
  • 10-22-18

Good story, so-so production

The story is superb like most of GMF's stuff, the reading is good but the narrator reads male voices about ten times louder than female voices, so either the female voices are inaudible or the male voices are uncomfortably loud. There's no happy medium.

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  • mick hudson
  • 08-22-18

Flashy

As per usual excellent piece of work and narration, looking forward to my next Audible

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  • Scully
  • 05-09-17

another classic

loved it. laugh out loud funny in places. looking forward 2 the next adventure of old Flashy.

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  • nick
  • 01-10-17

Amazing

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.

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  • Kugel Ball
  • 12-01-16

One of my favourite flashman books!

Flashman being brave? Surely not! A great tale, touching on some history I was happy to learn more about.

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  • Frodo
  • 07-19-16

Texted book flashman

Great story of high and cowardly adventure. Flashman at his best. I definitely recommend. The end