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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: John Bolen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781400180967
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Brigadier Gerard is an officer in Napoleon’s army, recklessly brave, engagingly openhearted, and unshakable—if not a little absurd—in his devotion to the enigmatic emperor. Arthur Conan Doyle’s wonderful stories about the brigadier are as funny as they are hair-raising, and the brigadier himself has long since found a place in the hearts of his admirers second only to that of Doyle’s incomparable Sherlock Holmes.

Gerard’s comic adventures are sure to find new devotees among the ardent fans of such writers as Patrick O’Brian and George MacDonald Fraser. The Adventures of Gerard contains eight exciting tales of the brigadier’s exploits.

Included are “How Brigadier Gerard Lost His Ear,” “How the Brigadier Captured Saragossa,” “How the Brigadier Slew the Fox,” “How the Brigadier Saved the Army,” “How the Brigadier Triumphed in England,” “How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk,” “How the Brigadier Bore Himself to Waterloo,” and “The Last Adventure of the Brigadier.”

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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

John Bolen brings his extensive theater, film, and television experience to audiobooks. His work in film includes The Land, The Inn Outside the World, Dream Parlor, and the American Film Institute’s Women Directors Workshop short This Is Bill. His television appearances include “CIA: Masters of Deception” on the Discovery Channel. He has performed at many theaters in the Los Angeles area. He is also a playwright and a member of the New Voices Playwrights Theatre.