Summary

Just before his regiment sails off to war in the Sudan, British officer Harry Feversham quits the military. He is immediately given four white feathers as symbols of cowardice, one by each of his three best friends and one by his fiancée. To disprove this grave dishonor, Harry dons an Arabian disguise and leaves for the Sudan, where he anonymously comes to the aid of his three friends, saving each of their lives. Having proven his bravery, Harry returns to England, hoping to regain the love and respect of his fiancée.
This suspenseful tale movingly depicts a distinctive code of honor that was deeply valued and strongly promoted by the British during the height of their imperial power.
(P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sara on 08-11-10

Excellent book

Highly recommended book. A lovely story of redemption, with the hero coming through for the good of the friends who spurned him. A classic adventure in similar vein to 'Beau Geste' that is excellently narrated.

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5 out of 5 stars
By G A SHEPPY on 05-07-18

reacing back into history

a book that takes you back to a bygone era of chivalry and friendship and honour. after watching the film years ago I decided I needed to read the book and was not disappointed. take the opportunity and have a good read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kappavpi on 05-07-04

Deep Realistic Story Masterfully Read

This story is a Victorian Era classic and was published just a year after the passing of that monarch. The story is very realistic, very deep, and keeps you on the edge of suspense. The reader is perfect for the story, not only because of his British accent but his professional reading and differentiation of voices that make your forget that it is one man reading. The story will not disappoint you.

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Claire H. on 09-05-05

So good!

Beautiful novel - I had heard this was so much better than the movie, but it far exceeded my expectations. Elegant, but accessible literature. The characters are by far more of the focus than the war. Especially good as an audiobook, which is helped by the great reader.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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