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Publisher's Summary

In Volume II of the Flashman Papers, Flashman tangles with femme fatale Lola Montez and the dastardly Otto Von Bismarck in a battle of wits which will decide the destiny of a continent. In this volume of The Flashman Papers, Flashman, the arch-cad and toady, matches his wits, his talents for deceit and malice, and above all his speed in evasion against the most brilliant European statesman and against the most beauiful and unscrupulous adventuress of the era. From London gaming-halls and English hunting-fields to European dungeons and throne-rooms, he is involved in a desperate succession of escapes, disguises, amours and (when he cannot avoid them) hand-to-hand combats. All the while, the destiny of a continent rests on his broad and failing shoulders.
©2012 George MacDonald Fraser (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic Reviews

"Sparkling one-liners adorn every chapter…. It is the verve of the story-telling, together with the verbal inventiveness, that lingers in the memory." ( Sunday Telegraph)
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5 out of 5 stars
By declan on 11-20-12


What did you love best about Royal Flash?

what a persona. great fun, gallops along.

What other book might you compare Royal Flash to and why?

all the flashman books are so well paced.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Rupert Penry-Jones?

am didnt feel he got the persona as well as the late great david case but the abridgment does take from a very detailed book. why is it abridged? and the footnotes appeared to be ignored altogether.

Any additional comments?

great fun, we need more!

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2 out of 5 stars
By TomH on 11-21-14

Great Story - pity it is only available abridged!

Would you try another book written by George MacDonald Fraser and Kati Nicholl (abridgement) or narrated by Rupert Penry-Jones?

Not if I can help it !

What will your next listen be?

something that hasn't been gutted of detail

What character would you cut from Royal Flash?

none - what needs adding is all the stuff MacDonald Fraser put in and Kati Nicholl took out!

Any additional comments?

Why bother with abridged books?

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5 out of 5 stars
By Andy on 02-04-15

Flashy's back!

Where does Royal Flash rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 50 but I've listen to a lot!

What other book might you compare Royal Flash to, and why?

The other Flashman papers but lets be honest there is nothing quite like Harry Flashman.

What about Rupert Penry-Jones’s performance did you like?

He does a very good job at the voices and generally the delivery of the tale.

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


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