The Adventures of Gerard


Read by Phil Griffiths

(4.4 stars; 71 reviews)

These lesser known stories were penned by Conan Doyle during the period between killing off Sherlock Holmes in 1893 and reluctantly resurrecting him some ten years later. The swashbuckling, eponymous hero, Etienne Gerard, is one of Napoleon's gallant French Hussars, who considers himself the finest of them all. Through these "Boys Own Adventures", Conan Doyle pokes gentle fun at both the French and the English. This is the second volume containing eight adventures. (Summary by Phil)

(6 hr 43 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 2:37 Read by Phil Griffiths
01 - How Brigadier Gerard Lost His Ear, Part 1 20:26 Read by Phil Griffiths
02 - How Brigadier Gerard Lost His Ear, Part 2 16:06 Read by Phil Griffiths
03 - How Brigadier Gerard Lost His Ear, Part 3 13:13 Read by Phil Griffiths
04 - How the Brigadier Captured Saragossa, Part 1 20:16 Read by Phil Griffiths
05 - How the Brigadier Captured Saragossa, Part 2 14:41 Read by Phil Griffiths
06 - How the Brigadier Captured Saragossa, Part 3 16:00 Read by Phil Griffiths
07 - How the Brigadier Slew the Fox, Part 1 16:45 Read by Phil Griffiths
08 - How the Brigadier Slew the Fox, Part 2 17:11 Read by Phil Griffiths
09 - How the Brigadier Saved the Army, Part 1 16:57 Read by Phil Griffiths
10 - How the Brigadier Saved the Army, Part 2 18:09 Read by Phil Griffiths
11 - How the Brigadier Saved the Army, Part 3 17:27 Read by Phil Griffiths
12 - How the Brigadier Triumphed in England, Part 1 21:56 Read by Phil Griffiths
13 - How the Brigadier Triumphed in England, Part 2 19:04 Read by Phil Griffiths
14 - How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk, Part 1 16:18 Read by Phil Griffiths
15 - How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk, Part 2 14:48 Read by Phil Griffiths
16 - How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk, Part 3 15:18 Read by Phil Griffiths
17 - How the Brigadier Bore Himself at Waterloo, Part 1 15:32 Read by Phil Griffiths
18 - How the Brigadier Bore Himself at Waterloo, Part 2 15:00 Read by Phil Griffiths
19 - How the Brigadier Bore Himself at Waterloo, Part 3 13:26 Read by Phil Griffiths
20 - How the Brigadier Bore Himself at Waterloo, Part 4 20:11 Read by Phil Griffiths
21 - How the Brigadier Bore Himself at Waterloo, Part 5 15:03 Read by Phil Griffiths
22 - How the Brigadier Bore Himself at Waterloo, Part 6 13:27 Read by Phil Griffiths
23 - The Last Adventure of the Brigadier, Part 1 16:13 Read by Phil Griffiths
24 - The Last Adventure of the Brigadier, Part 2 17:49 Read by Phil Griffiths

Reviews

Forgetten gem on Bonepart

(5 stars)

Tales of woe, romance and soldering.

(5 stars)

Amazing as always. My 4th listen through in about 6 years.

SURPRISE

(4.5 stars)

The reviewers seemdisgruntled that they are unable to determine if the book is a satire or an adventure. I see it as a gentle satire of our grandfathers or our old uncle whose memories are a bit unsteady as they pass along stories of their youth. The snows were deeper, the winters colder, the hunts more perilous, etc. Gerrard no doubt took part in all (or most) of the adventures, but his fading memory perhaps assigns him bigger roles than actually existed. Read these stories in that light and just enjoy them at face value.

OK not great

(3 stars)

Not Doyle's greatest works but found it very humorous and reader kept me listening. I listened to both of Doyle's books on Gerard's adventures and I think this character was funnier than serious and agree with mikezane author didn't do a very good job on adventure or satire. Reader did a great job of selling the story and kept me on boatd.

(3 stars)

Not my favourite book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but it is interesting enough to keep me listening. Compliments to the reader, he did a good job!

This is an okay book

(3 stars)

I think Doyle got confused with this storyline. He wasn't sure if he wanted adventure or satire, and as a result, he did neither very well, just okay. The reader is fine, no issues.