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Doyle: The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (Unabridged)


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Item number NA738512
Barcode 9781843793854
Release date 7/1/2010
Category Spoken Word
Label NAXOS AUDIO BOOKS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 6
Performers
Reader Degas, Rupert
Disc: 1
1 How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom 00:04:53 Degas, Rupert
2 You must know, then, that in the February of 1807… 00:04:58 Degas, Rupert
3 It was a bleak season to ride through the poorest… 00:05:53 Degas, Rupert
4 For my own part I was endeavouring… 00:05:16 Degas, Rupert
5 'I can explain it all in a few words,' said he. 00:05:18 Degas, Rupert
6 The track which led to the Castle wound through… 00:04:59 Degas, Rupert
7 'Well, my brave boys,' he hiccoughed. 00:05:14 Degas, Rupert
8 For a moment we could not realize it. 00:05:56 Degas, Rupert
9 There had been a low sound at our little window… 00:05:50 Degas, Rupert
10 There was no time for us to pause. 00:04:08 Degas, Rupert
11 It was only afterwards that I had time to think… 00:04:13 Degas, Rupert
12 How the Brigadier Slew the Brothers of Ajaccio 00:05:05 Degas, Rupert
13 And all the time our little man, with his pale fac 00:05:26 Degas, Rupert
14 'This is Monsieur Etienne Gerard…' 00:05:14 Degas, Rupert
15 'That will do. You can go,' said the Emperor… 00:03:03 Degas, Rupert
16 'I have need of your services, Monsieur Gerard,' s 00:03:26 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 2
1 My faith, I was right glad to get out of the room. 00:04:36 Degas, Rupert
2 The Emperor had told me not to think… 00:05:04 Degas, Rupert
3 We walked for rather more than a mile… 00:04:19 Degas, Rupert
4 Ah, how I blessed the wisdom which had caused… 00:04:46 Degas, Rupert
5 I believe that, if he had stood in silence… 00:04:49 Degas, Rupert
6 'Ah, Monsieur Gerard,' said he… 00:04:28 Degas, Rupert
7 How the Brigadier Held the King 00:04:04 Degas, Rupert
8 'Halloa, comrade!' said I, as he came up to me. 00:05:04 Degas, Rupert
9 'Well, we had been rolling and creaking on our way 00:05:08 Degas, Rupert
10 I cannot tell you how frantic their rage was… 00:04:35 Degas, Rupert
11 As the injured man still supported upon the barrel 00:04:56 Degas, Rupert
12 'You sleek hound!' I cried. 00:05:10 Degas, Rupert
13 It was not a very cheering sight for me… 00:04:16 Degas, Rupert
14 'If you will have the kindness to loosen these cor 00:05:27 Degas, Rupert
15 'Fight for your skin, froggy,' said he. 00:05:19 Degas, Rupert
16 'In another mile we shall be up with the outposts, 00:05:31 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 3
1 The first game I won right off, though I must conf 00:03:29 Degas, Rupert
2 Three men were standing quite close to us… 00:03:32 Degas, Rupert
3 How the King Held the Brigadier 00:05:45 Degas, Rupert
4 We officers, however, lived in a separate wing… 00:04:07 Degas, Rupert
5 There was a single window in our cell… 00:04:57 Degas, Rupert
6 Then another very important matter was the choice… 00:05:08 Degas, Rupert
7 But a minute passed and yet another, with no sound 00:05:17 Degas, Rupert
8 But very soon I found that there was no cottage th 00:04:51 Degas, Rupert
9 And now I set myself to the task of putting as bro 00:04:47 Degas, Rupert
10 My pockets were filled with bread which I had save 00:05:17 Degas, Rupert
11 'Blow my dickey,' said he, 'give it a name, guv'no 00:04:41 Degas, Rupert
12 'My friends,' said I, sitting up on my bed… 00:03:58 Degas, Rupert
13 It was good advice, I thought, and I ran to the do 00:03:39 Degas, Rupert
14 How the Brigadier Took the Field Against the Marsh 00:05:40 Degas, Rupert
15 'For which it is high time he was hanged,' said I… 00:04:59 Degas, Rupert
16 'There are English across the valley, Colonel,' he 00:03:56 Degas, Rupert
17 There are two things in this world that I am very 00:04:42 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 4
1 And so, instead of fighting, we wheeled our half s 00:04:55 Degas, Rupert
2 We bore two days' rations in our haversacks… 00:05:37 Degas, Rupert
3 'There is only one thing that I would ask,' said h 00:05:59 Degas, Rupert
4 It may have been about two o'clock in the morning… 00:04:43 Degas, Rupert
5 So we were left together, this murderous renegade 00:04:15 Degas, Rupert
6 'Luck always comes to the aid of a fool,' he answe 00:05:26 Degas, Rupert
7 'We have thirty-seven English dragoons in our hand 00:05:26 Degas, Rupert
8 How the Brigadier Played for a Kingdom 00:04:33 Degas, Rupert
9 It is interesting, but it is also fatiguing… 00:05:13 Degas, Rupert
10 While these thoughts were passing through my head… 00:04:30 Degas, Rupert
11 I had reined up the mare and was looking at him… 00:05:05 Degas, Rupert
12 It was a mad ride, that – a ride with a loose rein 00:04:23 Degas, Rupert
13 How she blossomed out in my presence, this woman… 00:05:15 Degas, Rupert
14 But one thing was certain – all this affair of the 00:05:12 Degas, Rupert
15 'You brazen it admirably,' said I. 00:05:45 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 5
1 You would have been proud of me, my friends… 00:04:50 Degas, Rupert
2 'By Heaven, Korner, this is rank mutiny,' cried th 00:03:15 Degas, Rupert
3 'But you took them, none the less.' 00:02:53 Degas, Rupert
4 How the Brigadier Won His Medal 00:04:52 Degas, Rupert
5 I am a rough soldier, but I have words and ideas. 00:05:06 Degas, Rupert
6 When I heard that Blucher had been there for two d 00:05:05 Degas, Rupert
7 All this flashed on me as if by instinct, you unde 00:04:58 Degas, Rupert
8 Who should be at the head of the troop but old Bou 00:05:30 Degas, Rupert
9 Old Bouvet was waiting in the passage when I enter 00:04:56 Degas, Rupert
10 I have said that at the further end of the cellar… 00:05:24 Degas, Rupert
11 'Should I then take the uniform off?' 00:04:59 Degas, Rupert
12 One or two officers spoke to me with an air of aut 00:05:32 Degas, Rupert
13 Well, the road was clear, and about three o'clock… 00:04:28 Degas, Rupert
14 'What the deuce are you doing here?' he shouted. 00:03:42 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 6
1 How the Brigadier Was Tempted by the Devil 00:03:47 Degas, Rupert
2 He had a suite of rooms at the end of the gallery… 00:05:34 Degas, Rupert
3 I was so moved by my own words and by the fine pos 00:04:52 Degas, Rupert
4 'And yet it was in the cause of France,' returned 00:04:38 Degas, Rupert
5 'In the first place, I will tell you what these pa 00:05:27 Degas, Rupert
6 'We are the three officers of the Emperor, madame, 00:05:48 Degas, Rupert
7 'There they are!' cried Despienne… 00:04:34 Degas, Rupert
8 But it was the papers - always the papers - of whi 00:04:38 Degas, Rupert
9 'Tut,' said the Emperor. 'We have got the poor paw 00:04:40 Degas, Rupert
10 'May we all die as gallantly,' said the Emperor, a 00:04:34 Degas, Rupert
11 In this way the Emperor and I - even after years i 00:05:32 Degas, Rupert
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