Listen free for 30 days

  • The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Peter Gray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard cover art

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

By: Arthur Conan Doyle
Narrated by: Peter Gray
Try for £0.00

£7.99 per month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for £7.99

Buy Now for £7.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard is a series of comic short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle telling of the exploits of an uncomprehending French soldier during the Napoleonic Wars.

Originally published in The Strand magazine between December 1894 and September 1903 the stories satirise both the stereotypical English view of the French, and - by presenting them from Gerard's baffled point of view - English manners and attitudes.

The Stories:

  • How The Brigadier Came To The Castle Of Gloom
  • How The Brigadier Slew
  • The Brothers Of Ajaccio
  • How The Brigadier Held The King
  • How The King Held The Brigadier
  • How The Brigadier Took The Field Against The Marshal Millefleurs
  • How The Brigadier Played For A Kingdom
  • How The Brigadier Won His Medal (The Medal Of Brigadier Gerard)
  • How The Brigadier Was Tempted By The Devil

    Scottish-born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (1859 - 1930) was a prolific writer best known for creating the detective Sherlock Holmes.

    Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

  • Public Domain (P)2008 RNIB

    What listeners say about The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

    Average customer ratings
    Overall
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars
      4
    • 4 Stars
      0
    • 3 Stars
      0
    • 2 Stars
      0
    • 1 Stars
      0
    Performance
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars
      3
    • 4 Stars
      0
    • 3 Stars
      0
    • 2 Stars
      0
    • 1 Stars
      0
    Story
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars
      3
    • 4 Stars
      0
    • 3 Stars
      0
    • 2 Stars
      0
    • 1 Stars
      0

    Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

    No Reviews are Available
    Sort by:
    Filter by:
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars
    Profile Image for SoftwareRancher
    • SoftwareRancher
    • 06-11-10

    A good listen

    A pleasant retelling of the exploits of Brigadier Gerard, a retired Hussar from Napolean's Armies. The stories are interesting and amusing. Gerard has a comically high opinion of himself and it is his manner of telling the stories that makes the stories a pleasure to listen to. The reader does a good job giving life to the words of Gerard as well as the many characters Gerard encounters in his adventures. I certainly enjoyed listening to it on an all too long car ride.

    1 person found this helpful