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Flashman in the Great Game

The Flashman Papers, Book 8
Narrated by: Colin Mace
Series: The Flashman Papers, Book 8
Length: 12 hrs and 20 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.

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

Critic Reviews

"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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  • Gary
  • 07-11-2016

one of the best

fantastic book. listened on three occasions and had the book finished on the last occasion.

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  • totty1@supanet.com
  • 23-07-2016

More Flashy adventures

Revisiting my Flashman phase and his less than glorious adventures are still great fun. The stories are well narrated and keep the flow of the story going along at a good pace.

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  • M R Thrall
  • 16-05-2016

amazing

the finest out of all the flashman novels. it has everything you could want in a flashman novel

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-07-2019

Wonderful

I read the Flashman series as a teenager and 35 years later they are as good as I remember them to be. I highly recommend this audio series.

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  • Jono
  • 24-02-2019

Vintage Flashy

Can Flashman ever be beaten?
NEVER!!

Excellently read, as enjoyable in audio now as when I read it for the first time as a teenager 20 years ago!

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  • d l murley
  • 18-01-2019

Good story let down by poor volume control

Story was good as are most of GMF's, however Colin Mace's narration varies wildly in volume between inaudible to painfully loud. There's no volume at which the book can be comfortably listened to.

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  • mick hudson
  • 25-10-2018

Flashy

Beautifully narrated by Colin Mace so good I've purchased the next audible book of Flashy

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  • Christopher Allan
  • 01-05-2017

Excellent.

Colin Mace offers a truly superb rendition of what is perhaps the greatest Flashman tale.

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  • Debs J
  • 29-06-2016

Love it!

Brilliant, funny, informative. A great perspective on historical events, for, in between all the "romancing", dodging, running away and, I do believe, there is bravery, you can pick up a bit of knowledge on historical shake ups.