In the Irish Brigade: A Tale of War in Flanders and Spain

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(4.7 stars; 26 reviews)

In this adventure story by the novelist and war correspondent, G.A. Henty, Desmond Kennedy, a young Irishman flees political oppression and religious persecution at home to serve in the French armies of Louis XIV. We join Desmond and his loyal companions as, captured in Scotland during the attempted Stuart Restoration of 1715, they engineer a daring prison escape. There are adventures in Spain and the harrowing events of the battle of Oudenard. Returning home, our hero must discover his true identity if he is ever to resume his rightful place in his native land. -- Simmary by Pamela Nagami (12 hr 10 min)


Preface 3:23 Read by Rachel
Fresh from Ireland (part 1) 22:43 Read by Rachel
Fresh from Ireland (part 2) 13:00 Read by Rachel
A Valiant Band 38:09 Read by Lynne T
A Strange Adventure 34:55 Read by MaryAnn
At Versailles (part 1) 15:10 Read by Jeremiah Sutherland
At Versailles (part 2) 20:47 Read by Jeremiah Sutherland
A New Friend 36:17 Read by Mike Pelton
An Ambuscade 39:05 Read by deongines
In Paris Again 31:58 Read by deongines
To Scotland 39:03 Read by deongines
An Escape from Newgate 35:56 Read by deongines
Kidnapping a Minister 33:21 Read by Gloria Begemann
On the Frontier 38:36 Read by Lynne T
Oudenarde 39:35 Read by Joseph Tabler
Convalescent 28:22 Read by Lynne T
A Mission 39:56 Read by Mary in Arkansas
Treachery 36:12 Read by Kathleen Moore
Captured 38:55 Read by Kathleen Moore
An Old Friend 32:20 Read by Rachel
War 32:54 Read by Mary in Arkansas
In Search of a Family 28:06 Read by GabrielleC
Gerald O'Carroll (part 1) 23:37 Read by Mike Pelton
Gerald O'Carroll (part 2) 27:43 Read by Mike Pelton


(5 stars)

one of Henty's better tales - a good narrative winds itself through the historical framework

(5 stars)

The good book to in joy.