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Flashman (Flashman 01) Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook, CD

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Abridged edition edition (4 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007202091
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007202096
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.6 x 16.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 583,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

From the Back Cover

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 eyeof a scoundrel who was honest only in reporting what he saw. He makes all other black sheep look respectably grey.

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Format: Audio CD
I've read them all, several times over the last 35 years or so. I've just started reading them all again and they are still bone achingly funny, accurate from a historic point of view, and just unputdownable. They are laugh out loud in bed and wife asking what you are laughing at books. Just buy them if you have even the slightest interest in Victorian history and the history of the British Empire.
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By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
For a long time people had expounded the brilliance of the flashman and the books are damn fine to read, i don't think it needs me or anyone else to write a review saying about the high quality of the writing and characters... but for me the real brilliance comes to the fore when the book is read by the likes of Rupert Penry-Jones.
I love to listen to the Flashman books on audio format when im on holiday, the only issue i have is to make sure i dont start talking like a Victorian cad whilst going to the bar to get a drink.

If you love the books and have not tried the audio format yet do so, i promise you its a whole new way to experience the world of Flashman, and if you are new to the Man...go on..you will love him.
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By Graham R. Hill VINE VOICE on 16 July 2012
Format: Audio CD
Penry-Jones brings the first part of Fraser's classic saga to life. For anyone who has read the original (and if you haven't then why not) will not be disappointed. The voices - from Flashie's Scottish wife Elspeth to Prince Albert are all very well judged. It's very funny all the way through; no mean feat considering the tragic though farcical background. I could not recommend this more highly.
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Love George MacDonald Fraser's books this audio excellent. Shame all the Flashman books aren't on audio.
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