The Adventures of Gerard
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)
Amazing as always. My 4th listen through in about 6 years.
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
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.
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
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.