• Flashman and Madison's War

  • Adventures of Thomas Flashman Series, Book 5
  • By: Robert Brightwell
  • Narrated by: Henry Clore Harrison
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This book finds Thomas Flashman, a British army officer, landing on the shores of the United States at the worst possible moment - just when the United States has declared war with Britain! Having already endured enough with his earlier adventures, he desperately wants to go home but finds himself drawn inexorably into this new conflict. He is soon dodging musket balls, arrows, and tomahawks as he desperately tries to keep his scalp intact and on his head. 

It is an extraordinary tale of an almost forgotten war, with inspiring leaders, incompetent commanders, a future American president, terrifying warriors (and their equally intimidating women), brave sailors, trigger-happy madams, and a girl in a wet dress who could have brought a city to a standstill. Flashman plays a central role and reveals that he was responsible for the disgrace of one British general, the capture of another, and for one of the biggest debacles in British military history.

©2015 Robert Brightwell (P)2018 Henlow Publishing Limited

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Another great Flashman tale

Robert Brightwell once again proves that he's a master of combining history with a humorous and moving narrative. The narration is as excellent as the story. Highly recommended.

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Another Enjoyable Read

I continue to follow Flashman as he bumbles, stumbles and fornicates though questionable situations. I enjoy the books enough that I ignore the question "could this really happen?" and just go with it. This book provides an interesting segment of history of which the US education system is quite deficient. A well written story that kept me interested for the duration. I highly recommend.

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  • GRAHAM RAYSON
  • 04-27-20

pleasantly supprised

I had left listening to this audio book till last preferring to hear of flashmans adventures in the peninsula war and at Waterloo first, mainly because I had found the adventures of George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman in America tedious. I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised. this adventure has very little to do with America and covers a period of history of which I was unaware. I can highly recommend it.

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  • john
  • 08-14-19

good story

bought all the audible books now,cannot fault any yet ,great listening,only downside is that not all on audible

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  • Phill
  • 12-06-21

Mother enjoyable and historically interesting read

Another very enjoyable book in the Flashman series. The war of 1812, although known, was always a bit of a loss to me, never understood it. This very interesting and enjoyable tale puts some flesh around my understanding of this unfortunate war. I think it would have to go down as one of the most futile and pointless military endeavours of its age.. and there were many. A great read with a bit of a tale to tell. highly recommended.