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Uncle Bernac: A Memory of the Empire

Gelesen von Cate Barratt

(4,4 Sterne; 113 Bewertungen)

Looking for a replacement to Sherlock Holmes after the author had killed him off in 1894, Doyle wrote this murder mystery in the dying years of the 19th century. Set in Napoleon's era, it involves a Frenchman returning to his native land to join the Emperor's ranks. (Summary by Cathy Barratt) (4 hr 39 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter I. The Coast of France

20:00

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02 - Chapter II. The Salt-Marsh

14:44

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03 - Chapter III. The Ruined Cottage

9:15

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04 - Chapter IV. Men of the Night

15:04

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05 - Chapter V. The Law

13:57

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06 - Chapter VI. The Secret Passage

14:36

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07 - Chapter VII. The Owner of Grosbois

12:02

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08 - Chapter VIII. Cousin Sybylle

15:05

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09 - Chapter IX. The Camp of Boulogne

15:11

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10 - Chapter X. The Ante-Room

17:36

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11 - Chapter XI. The Secretary

12:02

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12 - Chapter XII. The Man of Action

28:30

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13 - Chapter XIII. The Man of Dreams

17:53

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14 - Chapter XIV. Josephine

15:56

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15 - Chapter XV. The Reception of the Empress

25:10

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16 - Chapter XVI. The Library of Grosbois

20:29

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17 - Chapter XVII. The End

11:51

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Bewertungen

If you're thinking of giving this title a miss . . .

(5 Sterne)

I nearly passed this one by. My first attempt was cut short by a rash dislike of the reader's fast paced style, but I'd heard almost all of Sir Doyle's other books and was desperate to hear one more. That, and the fact that this recording received such high reviews by so many other listeners caused me to return and try again. I'm so glad I did! The reader's manner of speaking is a bit unusual but it's worth sticking with. After a chapter or two I became more accustomed to the speed of her reading and by the third or fourth, maybe fifth, I quite liked the singularly unique tone it leant to the whole story. Definitely glad I gave it a second chance!

Great Conan Doyle

(4 Sterne)

What a great book! I have enjoyed listening to some of Conan Doyle's books OTHER than Sherlock Holmes. This is a great one - very well read, and with some interesting insights into what it meant to be French in the time of Napoleon.

memory of an emperor

(5 Sterne)

Well read, pleasant historically rich saga of the influence of Bonaparte in his element by an intelligent and gallant observer. ACD invents another clever tale in a novel and different context...

(3 Sterne)

not a bad story but not Sherlock Holmes, I guess I never saw Arthur Conan Doyle as a great writer more of a wonderful storyteller.

Short historical mystery

(4 Sterne)

Sort of a half step for Doyle. In his “serious” historical era, but still a murder mystery.

Interesting but don't expect Sherlock Holmes

(4 Sterne)

Arthur Coman Doyle admires Napoleon Boanparte

Wish he had continued the story of the cousins into a series.

(5 Sterne)

(5 Sterne)

as usual, Doyle is a master story teller