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Flashman

17 ratings

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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 nineteenth century despite trying his utmost to escape them all. Flashman, soldier, duellist, lover, imposter, coward, cad, and hero triumphs in this first installment of The Flashman Papers. His adventures as the reluctant secret agent in Afghanistan and his entry into the exclusive company of Lord Cardigan's Hussars culminate in his foulest hour - his part in the historic disaster of the Retreat from Kabul. This is the story of a blackguard who enjoyed villainy for its own sake. Shameless, exciting, and funny, Flashman's deplorable odyssey is observed with the cynical eye of a scoundrel who was honest only in reporting what he saw. He makes all other black sheep look respectably grey.

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

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Royal Flash

12 ratings

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In volume II of The Flashman Papers, Flashman tangles with femme fatale Lola Montez and the dastardly Otto Von Bismarck in a battle of wits which will decide the destiny of a continent. In this volume of The Flashman Papers, Flashman, the arch-cad and toady, matches his wits, his talents for deceit and malice, and above all his speed in evasion against the most brilliant European statesman and against the most beautiful and unscrupulous adventuress of the era. From London gaming halls and English hunting fields to European dungeons and throne rooms, he is involved in a desperate succession of escapes, disguises, amours, and (when he cannot avoid them) hand-to-hand combats. All the while the destiny of a continent rests on his broad and failing shoulders.

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

Narrator: Colin Mace
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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Flashman at the Charge

7 ratings

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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. Celebrated Victorian bounder, cad,and lecher, Sir Harry Flashman, VC, returns to play his (reluctant) part in the charge of the Light Brigade in this installment 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

Narrator: Colin Mace
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
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Flash for Freedom!

6 ratings

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Flashman must choose - politcs in London or slave trading in Africa - not that it matters really in this hilarious third installement of the Flashman Papers. When Flashman was inveigled into a game of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord George Bentinck, he was making an unconscious choice about his own future - would it lie in the House of Commons or the West African slave trade? Was there, for that matter, very much difference? Once again Flashman's charm, cowardice, treachery, lechery, and fleetness of foot see the lovable rogue triumph by the skin of his chattering teeth.

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

Narrator: Colin Mace
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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Flashman and the Redskins

5 ratings

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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

Narrator: Colin Mace
Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
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Flashman in the Great Game

3 ratings

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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 caused the Indian Mutiny? The greased cartridge, religious fanaticism, political blundering, yes - but one hitherto unsuspected factor is now revealed to be the furtive figure who fled across India in 1857 with such frantic haste: Flashman. Plumbing new depths of anxious knavery in his role as secret agent extraordinaire, Flashman saw far more of the Great Mutiny than he wanted. How he survived thugs and tsarist agents, Eastern beauties and cabinet ministers and kept his skin intact is a mystery revealed here in this volume of The Flashman Papers.

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

Narrator: Colin Mace
Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
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Flashman and the Angel of the Lord

3 ratings

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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. 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 would have been different, a disastrous civil war might have been avoided, and Flashman 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. This latest extract of the Flashman Papers soon finds Flashman 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.

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

Narrator: Colin Mace
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
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The Pyrates

2 ratings

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The Pyrates is all the swashbucklers that ever were, rolled into one great technicoloured pantomime - tall ships and desert islands, impossibly gallant adventurers and glamorous heroines, buried treasure and black spots, devilish dons and ghastly dungeons, plots, duels, escapes, savage rituals, tender romance and steaming passion, all to the accompaniment of ringing steel, thunderous broadsides, sweeping film music, and the sound of cursing extras falling in the water and exchanging period dialogue. Even Hollywood buccaneers were never like this.

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

Narrator: Mike Grady
Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
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Flashman and the Tiger

2 ratings

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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. Flash Harry is back! The first new Flashman novel since Flashman and the Angel of the Lord, this is the long-awaited new installment of the Flashman Papers. When Sir Harry Flashman, V. C., the celebrated Victorian soldier, scoundrel, amorist, and self-confessed poltroon's memoirs first came to light 30 years ago, the world was finally illuminated about what became of the celebrated cowardly bully from Tom Brown's schooldays. Now, in addition to the other famous adventures of Flash Harry contained in the Flashman Papers, come three new episodes in the career of this eminent if disreputable adventurer. The title piece touches on two of the most spectacular military actions of the century and sees Flashman pitted against one of the greatest villains of the day and observing, with his usual jaundiced eye, two of its most famous heroes. As always with George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman's adventures are related with verve, dash, and meticulous historical detail.

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

Narrator: Colin Mace
Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
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Flashman and the Mountain of Light

1 rating

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This ninth volume of The Flashman Papers, faithfully edited and transcribed by Fraser, finds that Sir Harry Flashman is back in India, where his saga began. This time, our hero is sent by Her Majesty's Secret Service to spy on the corrupt court of Lahore, on India's Northwest Frontier. Flashy's most challenging exploit yet is as politically shrewd and thoroughly lewd as ever.

©2010 Random House Audio; 1992 George MacDonald Fraser

Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
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Flashman and the Mountain of Light

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Books four through six in George MacDonald Fraser's uproarious best-selling Flashman series, now available in one audiobook for the first time. Flashman and the Mountain of Light: 1845-1846. Given the choice between defending Britannia's frontier against the mighty Sikh army and pleasuring a ravishing maharani in the Court of the Punjab, Flashman knew where he'd rather be. Of course, that was before he found out about the torture chambers or the malevolent influence of the Mountain of Light.... Flash for Freedom!: 1848-1849. Flashman seems destined for the House of Commons until his political ambitions are scuppered by a crooked game of pontoon with Disraeli (with someone else doing the cheating for a change!). Forced to flee London, he boards a vessel bound for the United States - via the African slave coast. Before the odyssey ends, Flashy will encounter an assortment of interesting Yanks, including a New Orleans madam and a young Mr Lincoln.... Flash and the Redskins: 1849-50/1875-76. With charges of slave stealing, slave trading, false pretenses and murder hanging over him, Flashman is desperate to leave New Orleans. So desperate that when a besotted brothel keeper invites him to lead a wagon train of whores bound for the California goldfields, he jumps at the chance.

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

Narrator: Colin Mace
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
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Flashman on the March

1 rating

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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. Many have marvelled at General Napier's daring 1868 expedition through the treacherous peaks and bottomless chasms of Abyssinia to rescue a small group of British citizens held captive by the mad tyrant Emperor Theodore. But the vital role of Sir Harry Flashman, V. C., in the success of this campaign has hitherto gone unrecorded. Flashman's undeserved reputation for heroism renders him the British army's candidate of choice when it comes to skulking behind enemy lines in Ali Baba attire. After all, who but the great amorist could contemplate navigating a land populated by hostile tribes and the loveliest (and most savage) women in Africa, from leather-clad nymphs with a penchant for torture to a voluptuous barbarian queen with a reputation for throwing disobliging guests to her pet lions?

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

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Royal Flash. Flashman in Deutschland

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Wäre Lola Montez nicht gewesen, hätte Harry Flashman Bismarck nicht kennengelernt - und Schleswig-Holstein wäre heute eine dänische Provinz. Aussicht auf Profit und Abenteuerlust locken ihn aus den Londoner Spielsälen nach Deutschland. Eine dramatische Folge von Fluchtversuchen, Verkleidungen und Amouren treiben ihn durch Deutschland, wo er schließlich in die Wirren der Revolution 1848 in München gerät. Flashman beweist hier von neuem seinen überlegenen Umgang mit Staatsmännern vom Kaliber Bismarcks, mit Kurtisanen, Duellanten, Kammerzofen und Damen der Gesellschaft. In deiner Audible-Bibliothek findest du für dieses Hörerlebnis eine PDF-Datei mit zusätzlichem Material.

©2011 Kuebler Verlag (P)2011 Kuebler Verlag

Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
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Flashman in Afghanistan. 1839-1842

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Beim Rückzug der 14.000 Briten und verbündeten Inder von Kabul im ersten Afghanischen Krieg macht Harry sich natürlich aus dem Staub und schlägt sich selbst durch. Der Rest der Armee fällt den Afghanen und der Kälte zum Opfer. Das endet in höchsten militärischen Auszeichnungen als "Held von Dschalalabad" und bei den Afghanen wird er als "Bloody Lance" geachtet.

©2011 Kuebler Verlag (P)2011 Kuebler Verlag

Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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Flashman and the Dragon

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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. "When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman." (Abraham LincoIn) In China, in 1860, a lot of people mistakenly put their trust in Flashman: the English vicar’s daughter with her cargo of opium; Lord Elgin in search of an intelligence chief; the Emperor’s ravishing concubine, seeking a champion in her struggles for power; and Szu-Zhan, the female bandit colossus, as practised in the arts of love as in the arts of war. They were not to know that behind his Victoria Cross, Harry Flashman was a base coward and a charlatan. They took him at face value. And he took them, for all he could, while China seethed through the bloodiest civil war in history and the British and French armies hacked their way to the heart of the Forbidden City.…

©2012 George MacDonald Fraser (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Toby Stephens
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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