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Flashman and the Redskins Audiobook

Flashman and the Redskins: The Flashman Papers, Book 6

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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.

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

What the Critics Say

"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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    lewis 28/08/2016
    lewis 28/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great Flashy novel"

    As good as I remember and the narrator really tops it off. great voices, top job

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • R. Harper
    24/04/15
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    "You can't beat Flashy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love the Flashman books, you get to brush up on your 19th century history whilst being thoroughly entertained by a truly great anti-hero. This adventure takes off right after the ending of Flash for Freedom! (One of my favorite episodes).

    Colin Mace makes a decent stab at the narration but he for me his portrayal ultimately fails to truly inhabit the character of Flashman. His voice and performance miss the mark in capturing the searing wit, charm and cowardice of the man. The ultimate Flashman narrator is Timothy West (a fantastic actor who performed 7 of the 12 books) he is head and shoulders above any of the performers who've attempted Flashy. I think it's a great shame his versions of Flashman's adventures seem so hard to come by. If I had my way they would be re-released with West recording the remaining 5 books.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • P. Kirkbright
    Halifax, UK
    9/09/16
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    "Further Flashman"

    The story is split into two parts, the 1849-50 trek out west, and Flashman's return to America just before Little Big Horn. If you've reached this far in the series, then you'll know what to expect.
    Flashman is the same monster as he ever was. He still somehow manages to wriggle out of trouble through undeserved luck, unabashed cowardice and seduction. Whilst you never wish for him to do well, his adventures do make for a gripping tale, told well by the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. G Brown
    scotland
    3/04/16
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    "Flashy Flashman"

    Have all the flashman books and many on either cd or on Audible etc. This is one of the best, and most enjoyable adventures for our anti hero...Quite well narrated too, although not to the standards of the likes of Timothy West.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Edmund Middlehurst
    20/07/15
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    "Flashman triumphs again"
    Where does Flashman and the Redskins rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Excellent. Another rattling good yarn from the master of Victorian fictional history


    What other book might you compare Flashman and the Redskins to, and why?

    Henty, Ronald Welch, all very interesting and entertaining, but nowhere near as funny as Flashman


    What does Colin Mace bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    An excellent measured read - not too overpowering


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    None - you're either an addict or you detest him

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    5/06/15
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    "Flashy at his best"

    The longest Flashman book, with two great twists and a surprising meeting near the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • andrew
    28/05/15
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    "Just Magnificent"
    What did you like most about Flashman and the Redskins?

    This is wonderful. I have read them all many times and had rated this one as very good rather than the customary brilliant. However the reading is exceptional and brings out the genius of the narrative.


    What other book might you compare Flashman and the Redskins to, and why?

    This is up there with Flashman and the Great Game as an all time favourite.


    Have you listened to any of Colin Mace’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is my third Colin Mace Flashman and is the best.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I saved the listening, I rationed myself because it was so good.


    Any additional comments?

    Huge congratulations to the team who put this together. Its an audio classic. The book is genius and the reading compliments it perfectly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom
    23/05/15
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    "Brilliant book"

    The best of them all. Great read, funny, educational and exciting.

    What a great deal of research must have gone into this book to achieve the detail.

    Pity George never got round to the Civil War shenanigans hinted at in the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    3/05/15
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    "Exceptional"

    All the flashman papers are fantastic, but in my opinion this one is the best. really well read too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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