Doyle: The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard
- Narrated by: Rupert Degas
- Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 13-09-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
Gerard is Conan Doyle’s most lovable character. At times hilarious, at times touching, these stories are amongst Conan Doyle’s most popular.
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By Paul McMahon on 02-04-14
Conan Doyle writing style of 1890 - 1910 ish
A gentler, comic, rendition of the Napoleonic Wars from the point of view of a man of those times. "Gerard is modeled on the real-life Baron Jean Baptiste Antoine Marcellin de Marbot, a noted French light cavalry officer during the Napoleonic Wars" (Wikipedia).
Rupert Degas does a good job of hinting at the hubris of Gerard, who is very loath to mention his qualities, unless given the chance. His accents, oral caricatures, are just right; women histrionic, heroes manly. Yet, he does so leaving dignity to them.
Writing of its time; simple, lite and enjoyable.
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