Narrated By: Colin Mace
Duration: 11 hours and 26 minutes
What to expect
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.
In addition to the other famous adventures come three episodes in the career of this eminent if disreputable adventurer.
Plumbing the depths of dishonour, Flashman’s up
to his old tricks again. Whether embroiled in a
plot to assassinate Emperor Franz-Josef, saving the
Prince of Wales from scandal, or being chased by a
horde of Zulus, Harry Flashman never disappoints.
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'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