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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (819 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Percival C. Wren Narrator: David Case Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 1999 ISBN:
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A group of Legionnaires reaches Fort Zinderneuf to find everyone dead, and a note in one of the sergeant's hands confesses to the theft of a precious gem called the Blue Water. The mystery of the gem and the deaths actually begins 15 years earlier. A kindly woman named Thatcher is raising 3 orphans, the Geste brothers, and to support them she sells the family jewel, the Blue Water, and replaces it with a fake. Young Michael Beau Geste and his brothers witness this deed, and to protect their guardian, they steal the phony gem and join the Foreign Legion. The mystery begins to unfold when the brothers are sent to North Africa and encounter a tyrannical sergeant. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/16/2014

    " Great adventure....great mystery...who stole the "Blue Water". Hooked you the first two chapters. Best adventure books for boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod Johnston | 2/5/2014

    " This is probably the one book that got me involved with reading as much as I do. It is one of the first books I read as a teenager and I loved it. The intrigue of mystery and suspense abounds throughout the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esther | 2/4/2014

    " Oddly modern in that an incident gets told two times from two perspectives. The first happens immediately at the beginning of the book where the mysterious circumstances are laid out, after which the story is retold from the beginning by its actual participants. Maybe I've just killed your interest with that, but I assure you, there was plenty of adventure and crisis and questions to keep me going. I may have to check out the movie made of this as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 2/3/2014

    " Ok, this book could have been a lot better except that it was very confusing at the start. This is because the book starts nearly at the end of the story and so you aren't really sure of what's going on. But you keep reading anyway and eventually it starts at the beginning of the story. Then it really starts getting good and the story becomes very clever. It also ended well, which is always a bonus. I would recommend this book only if you have a lot of patience and if you have no other book to read. It's a classic, so not a horrible choice to have in your library. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Viktoriya | 1/24/2014

    " This book was recommended to me by someone who read it as a teenager. I can see the appeal this book would have on a boy that age. All that heroism, adventures, running away from home, the mystery of a stolen jewel. Reading it at my "old" age I didn't really see all that appeal. I think this book would have benefited from a better editor. I can't tell you how many times I was about to give up reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 1/17/2014

    " There's a few places where it seems like Wren wanted to rush into the next part, which he thought of as more exciting, so the events are pieced together rather than flowing, but it's a good book, and it has something to it, not like a lot of books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Turner | 1/12/2014

    " Good brothers read as brothers are a key part of this story. Set in times past when communication was hard and soldiers were less part of a team and more following orders from the mad and powerful. There is a great puzzle in this story which is gripping and entertaining. I expect that when it was first published, it pleased the establishment as it heralds soldiers honesty and their following of military rules. I expect it was also a favourite amongst soldiers posted far from home too. There is lots of rich description and many interesting characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Currit | 1/9/2014

    " What a great adventure! There's an adolescent truth to it. The question always is, 'how did we get into this mess?' Exciting as can be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Rowe | 12/25/2013

    " A good story that was very poorly written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 12/3/2013

    " A bit convoluted and difficult to follow, but enjoyable......mgc "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Francisco | 9/17/2013

    " Novela de aventuras, no llega a la altura de los grandes. Pese a ello, es entretenida. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liam "Da Man" | 9/12/2013

    " One of the rare occasions where I prefer the movie to the book, but the movie is my all-time favorite, so I can't fault the book for that. The book is terrific, a story of brotherly love and loyalty to the very last. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 4/24/2013

    " One of the best books I've ever read. It made me laugh, cry, and feel for all the characters like no other book. An must read for anyone who loves the classics "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie L | 4/3/2013

    " this is a great book i got a childrens edition when i was younger and still have it. I want a complete edition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barry | 1/6/2013

    " One of my favorite books that I re-read every few years. Adventure genre novel from the early 20th century about young English gentlemen in the French Foreign Legion. Absolutely not to be missed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Curtiss | 6/27/2012

    " As I read this, I was delighted with the way P.C. Wren's language flowed. It was a delight to read it aloud, although my French pronouciation would probably lead to an international incident! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Perry | 6/21/2012

    " Slow start, but really enjoyed the old time chivalry and the underlying mystery of 'who did it?'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Rosales | 4/1/2012

    " i remember seeing the movie ages ago,when i saw this at the book store i figured why not. I enjoyed it and have grabbed other books by Wren and have enjoyed them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 3/27/2012

    " Interesting mystery. Now know not to ever sign up for the foreign legion. :) A bit wordy and I admit that I'm not sure if the drastic measures taken by the characters are justified. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 12/21/2011

    " Someone reviewed this a little further down in regards to lesson she got out of it and I can't agree more. I read this in junior high and loved this book and I hope to have my son read it when he's old enough to understand those lessons as well. Plus, it's a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marina | 9/9/2011

    " It was one of the best examples of natural virtue I have ever seen, and one of the best stories I have ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 3/1/2011

    " Don't remember it well enough to give 3 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barry | 2/6/2011

    " One of my favorite books that I re-read every few years. Adventure genre novel from the early 20th century about young English gentlemen in the French Foreign Legion. Absolutely not to be missed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 12/20/2010

    " Don't remember it well enough to give 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 10/13/2010

    " A very fun book to read. Great characters; it is fun to see how early twentieth-century Brits portray Americans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 5/29/2010

    " A good story that was very poorly written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manny | 5/23/2010

    " When people talk about running away and joining the Foreign Legion, they're probably referring to this book, even if they don't know they are. Stirring British Empire stiff-upper-lip stuff. There is a fantastic scene near the end which I often think of.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 5/23/2010

    " I absolutely loved this book and its two follow up books Beau Sabreur and Beau Ideal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Gray | 5/13/2010

    " A bit convoluted and difficult to follow, but enjoyable......mgc "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 8/18/2009

    " I'm listening to it, actually. Started out kind of slowly and it took a bit to get into it, but I'm hooked now. Charming mystery in pre-WWI era. I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 7/17/2009

    " Interesting mystery. Now know not to ever sign up for the foreign legion. :) A bit wordy and I admit that I'm not sure if the drastic measures taken by the characters are justified. "

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