Beau Geste

Beau Geste

Audiobook(MP3 on CD - MP3 - Unabridged CD)

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ISBN-13: 9781400152131
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2006
Series: Unabridged Classics in Audio Series
Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Percival Wren (1875-1941) was a British writer, mostly of adventure fiction, who is remembered best for Beau Geste, a much-filmed book involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, and its sequels, Beau Sabreur and Beau Ideal.

A highly respected and enthusiastic audiobook narrator, David Case specialized in creating unique and interesting character voices.

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Beau Geste 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
looking for a great mystery? pc wren did a great job of tying in the battle against the muslim hords with a jewel heist. the result is a french foreign legion adventure with a twist.it's historically accurate too, since wren served in the legion.
Dorritt on LibraryThing 5 months ago
What a grand adventure this is! Heroes don't get any more noble, courageous, resourceful, and staunch than the Geste bros. Chock-full of feats of derring-do in exotic locations and intensely satisfying in a Victorian, Boy's Life, silent-film kind of way. I can completely understand how good British boys bred on literature like this would grow up yearning for military glory and the chance to expand the glorious British Empire to the most dismal and dangerous corners of the world, concerned only that - when their time was up and they eventually did "pop off" (an aphorism favored by the Geste bros, by the way) - they would do so with their jaws nobly clenched and brave witticisms fading on their dying lips. A little long in places but fun, fun, fun!
cwflatt on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The French Foreign Legion. We have all heard about these men. The heroics and horrors of being among them. This is a work of fiction but it definitely builds the legend. Makes a young boy want to run of and join and and older man fear he's fate if forced to join.
lossealasse on LibraryThing 5 months ago
In the middle of the Sahara sits a fort manned by dead men. Another man is lying in the middle of the fort, a letter of confession for an old jewel robbery in his pocket.With perhaps the most intriguing first chapter in the English language, Beau Geste, a tale of adventure, mystery, and honour in the French Foreign Legion kicks off to a great start. Take three brothers, a sadistic commanding officer, a fabulous sapphire, and the ever-present, watchful Arab enemy, combine and bake under the Saharan sun for a few suspenseful months, and you get this classic yarn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beau Geste is one of the truly memorable books I've read. I've read a lot of good modern stories by many good contempory authors and enjoyed them, but I find most to be easily forgotten. Beau Gest is one that will stand out through time. A great adventure.
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