The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard


Read by Phil Griffiths

(4.7 stars; 39 reviews)

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)

Chapters

01 - How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom, Part 1 16:03 Read by Phil Griffiths
02 - How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom, Part 2 17:45 Read by Phil Griffiths
03 - How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom, Part 3 18:30 Read by Phil Griffiths
04 - How the Brigadier Slew The Brothers of Ajaccio, Part 1 13:51 Read by Phil Griffiths
05 - How the Brigadier Slew The Brothers of Ajaccio, Part 2 19:45 Read by Phil Griffiths
06 - How the Brigadier Slew The Brothers of Ajaccio, Part 3 17:46 Read by Phil Griffiths
07 - How the Brigadier Held the King, Part 1 18:42 Read by Phil Griffiths
08 - How the Brigadier Held the King, Part 2 19:27 Read by Phil Griffiths
09 - How the Brigadier Held the King, Part 3 19:26 Read by Phil Griffiths
10 - How the King Held the Brigadier, Part 1 19:33 Read by Phil Griffiths
11 - How the King Held the Brigadier, Part 2 18:43 Read by Phil Griffiths
12 - How the King Held the Brigadier, Part 3 16:25 Read by Phil Griffiths
13 - How the Brigadier Took the Field Against the Marshall Millefleurs, Part 1 15:34 Read by Phil Griffiths
14 - How the Brigadier Took the Field Against the Marshall Millefleurs, Part 2 18:20 Read by Phil Griffiths
15 - How the Brigadier Took the Field Against the Marshall Millefleurs, Part 3 20:30 Read by Phil Griffiths
16 - How the Brigadier Played for a Kingdom, Part 1 17:01 Read by Phil Griffiths
17 - How the Brigadier Played for a Kingdom, Part 2 14:24 Read by Phil Griffiths
18 - How the Brigadier Played for a Kingdom, Part 3 19:57 Read by Phil Griffiths
19 - How the Brigadier Won His Medal, Part 1 19:06 Read by Phil Griffiths
20 - How the Brigadier Won His Medal, Part 2 19:53 Read by Phil Griffiths
21 - How the Brigadier Won His Medal, Part 3 17:10 Read by Phil Griffiths
22 - How the Brigadier Was Tempted by the Devil, Part 1 21:46 Read by Phil Griffiths
23 - How the Brigadier Was Tempted by the Devil, Part 2 16:52 Read by Phil Griffiths
24 - How the Brigadier Was Tempted by the Devil, Part 3 15:51 Read by Phil Griffiths

Reviews

(5 stars)

An all time favourite! My 4th time listening

AUDACIOUS CHARACTER

(5 stars)

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.

(4 stars)

Enjoyed this characters wild escapades and adventures. Good storyline but hard to follow at times.

Excellent story, perfect narrator.

(5 stars)

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!!!

(3 stars)

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.