Flashman on the March

  • by George MacDonald Fraser
  • Narrated by Toby Stephens
  • 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Many have marvelled at General Napier's daring 1868 expedition through the treacherous peaks and bottomless chasms of Abyssinia to rescue a small group of British citizens held captive by the mad tyrant Emperor Theodore. But the vital role of Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., in the success of this campaign has hitherto gone unrecorded. A master of lechery, treachery and poltroonery, Flashy's undeserved reputation for heroism renders him the British Army's candidate of choice when it comes to skulking behind enemy lines in Ali Baba attire. After all, who but the great amorist could contemplate navigating a land populated by hostile tribes and the lovliest (and most savage) women in Africa, from leather-clad nymphs with a penchant for torture to de-ballocking Amazons and a voluptuous barbarian queen with a reputation for throwing disobliging guests to her pet lions?

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Great stuff for Flashman fans

I love George Macdonald Fraser's Flashman series. They are rollicking good reads and give a tremendously fascinating insights ito some fairly obscure corners of our history. This one - alas the last as Fraser died earlier this year(?)- is right up with the best. Terrific stuff.

I dont normally buy abridged versions but was attracted by Toby Stephens being the narrator - and he is excellent, indeed he makes the book for me, being as good as Timothy West who has been a peerless narrator in earlier books in the Flashman series.

Strongly recommended - and if you like this, read the earlier books too.
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- Tom

Why Abridged

Who was your favorite character and why?

Flashman, obviously


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

He is very good


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Great Historical detail


Any additional comments?

Why have the Timothy West versions not been released in full?
Toby Stephens is very good, but the fact that these are abridged is incredibly annoying. I keep feeling that I missing out on a lot of detail and tremendous dialogue. No Explanation as to why these have been cut down in size. Doubtless related to money. The listeners have been short changed.

I would buy more Flashman with either Stephens or Rupert Penry Jones reading them. If they were unabridged.

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- M. J. Rafferty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-06-2008
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited