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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Rupert Degas Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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With a horse between his thighs and a weapon in his grip, the dashing Brigadier Etienne Gerard, Colonel of the Hussars of Conflans, gallops through the Napoleonic campaigns on secret missions for his beloved Emperor and his country. He encounters danger and hair-breadth escapes but never loses his bravado, his eye for a pretty girl, his boastfulness or his enormous vanity.

Gerard is Conan Doyle's most lovable character. At times hilarious, at times touching, these stories are amongst Conan Doyle's most popular.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russell Phillips | 7/11/2010

    " I really enjoyed the Brigadier Gerard stories. The brigadier has a vastly inflated ego, but is still a character that the reader can empaphise with. The stories are ridiculous, but good fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 7/9/2010

    " Stories of a French Cavalry officer in the time of Napoleon "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 6/19/2010

    " An amazing collection of Brigadier Gerard during the Napoleonic Wars. How he gets in grave danger of being killed on every corner however outwitting his enemy and saving life of others. Great writing by Doyle - I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Redsteve | 3/6/2010

    " Wow! Brigadier Etienne Gerard is almost the complete antithesis of Sherlock Holmes - emotional, blockheaded, and totally gullible (although just as egotistical as the great consulting detective). He's also French. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shep | 12/23/2009

    " Wonderful series of short stories about a French cavalry officer remembering his many adventures. Funny, witty, and exciting story telling. Among Doyle's best writings. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ross | 5/18/2009

    " Rediculous to a modern reader "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/4/2009

    " Fabulous. Gerard is a fantastic character, and the stories are highly entertaining. However, I think I gain the most amusement thinking of Conan Doyle writing in England in the 1890s about France in the 1810s, starring a character who would not be out of place in stories of the 800s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 10/27/2008

    " Just read 'Medal', oh dear he isn't the sharpest tool in the box is he, heart of a lion though. Think I'm going to like these stories, wonderful period feel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 3/5/2007

    " Awesome, fun little stories set during the Napoleonic Wars, from the perspective of a fierce small, somewhat stupid Frenchman, the famous Etienne Gerard. One of my favorite books of all time "

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About the Author
Author Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was born of Irish parentage in Scotland. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but he also had a passion for storytelling. His first book introduced that prototype of the modern detective in fiction, Sherlock Holmes. Despite the immense popularity Holmes gained throughout the world, Doyle was not overly fond of the character and preferred to write other stories. Eventually popular demand won out and he continued to satisfy readers with the adventures of the legendary sleuth. He also wrote historical romances and made two essays into pseudoscientific fantasy: The Lost World and The Poison Belt.

About the Narrator

Adam Sims, Earphones Award-winning narrator, is an actor who trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His recordings for radio include Wenny Has Wings, The World According to Humphrey, and The Salamander Letter, all for the BBC. Film and theater credits include Band of Brothers on HBO; Lost in Space and The Madness of George III at the West Yorkshire Playhouse; Alice in Wonderland with the Royal Shakespeare Company; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Regent’s Park; and Snake in Fridge at the Royal Exchange Theatre, for which he won the award for Best Actor at the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards.