Flashman and the Cobra

  • by Robert Brightwell
  • Narrated by Henry Clore Harrison
  • 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the second instalment in the life story of Thomas Flashman, the uncle of the notorious Victorian rogue Harry Flashman, whose memoirs have already been published; edited by George MacDonald Fraser.
Thomas shares many of the family traits, particularly the ability to find himself reluctantly at the sharp end of many major events of his age. This book takes him to territory familiar to readers of his nephew's adventures in India, during the second Mahratta war. It also includes an illuminating visit to Paris during the Peace of Amiens in 1802.
As you might expect, Flashman is embroiled in treachery and scandal from the outset and, despite his very best endeavours, is often in the thick of the action. He intrigues with generals, warlords, fearless warriors, nomadic bandit tribes, highland soldiers and not least - a four-foot-tall former Nautch dancer, who led the only Mahratta troops to leave the battlefield of Assaye in good order.
Flashman, gives an illuminating account with a unique perspective. It details feats of incredible courage, (not his, obviously), reckless folly, and sheer good luck that were to change the future of India and the career of a general who would later win a war in Europe.

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Long live Thomas Flashman

The Flashman family seems to produce characters who are less than respectable. Cads and scoundrels, actually. You may not like the main characters at first, but in a short time you'll become addicted to their stories.

What will keep you hooked is not just the historical facts and events, but how anybody could scrape through one disaster after another.

Here's hopping that Robert Brightwell and Henry Clore Harrison have a long and productive future with this Flashman series.

My only complaint? That the books aren't twice as long.
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- SameOldStory

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-25-2017
  • Publisher: Henlow Publishing Limited