The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard
The hero, Etienne Gerard, is a Hussar in the French Army during the Napoleonic Wars. Gerard's most notable attribute is his vanity - he is utterly convinced that he is the bravest soldier, greatest swordsman, accomplished horseman and gallant lover in all France. Gerard is not entirely wrong since he displays notable bravery on many occasions, but his self-satisfaction undercuts this quite often. Obsessed with honour and glory, he is always ready with a stirring speech or a gallant remark to a lady. (Introduction from Wikipedia)(7 hr 12 min)
An all time favourite! My 4th time listening
As one reviewer noted, it is not what one expects from ACD, but this is only further proof of his versatile greatness. Gerard combines the egoism of Hercule Poirot with the panache and invincibility of James Bond to give us a perfectly delightful and unforgetable character. Kudos to the reader for a perfect rendering of the personality of Gerard.
Enjoyed this characters wild escapades and adventures. Good storyline but hard to follow at times.
Excellent story, perfect narrator.
This is a wonderful book: cavalier tales of Napoleonic days from a very vane officer of the Hussars which adds humour to the colourful stories. Phil Griffiths does a great job of capturing the Bigadier's conceited but honourable and exciting exploits. Many thanks!!!
Wasn't what I expected from Doyle,but I did like it. Found it more comical than serious well narrated and story was ok far fetched ,but entertaining I felt.