Beau Geste

Version: Unabridged
Author: P. C. Wren
Narrator: Ralph Cosham
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature, Action & Adventure, Classics
Publisher: Craig Black
Published In: September 2006
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours, 9 minutes
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Overview

A shot rings out. The Arabs surge forward under a savage fusillade of heavy fire. Nearer and nearer they come, shouting with hate and blood-lust...

Geste rushes up and down his side of the roof, pausing only long enough to load his rifle and fire into the shrieking mob below-hoping to trick the Arabs into believing the fort is heavily manned. Load, aim and fire, ignoring the cries and curses of the wounded... the dead sprawl out in their own blood.

Of all those hard-bitten veterans who yelled their defiance at the first Arab onslaught, who shouted with joy at the order of Aux Armes! only ten remain. Ten legionnaires against a thousand Arabs...

Beau Geste is the world-famous novel of suspense and adventure... love and glory... courage and treachery. It is the thrilling story of three men who brave the hellish brutality and ruthless savagery of the French Foreign Legion to protect the honor of a woman they love more than their lives.

Author Details

Author Details

Wren, P. C.

Percival Christopher Wren was born in 1885 in Devon. After graduating with an MA from Oxford, he traveled the world for five years before joining the British Cavalry. From there it is believed that he joined the French Foreign Legion, though he kept his membership secret. He worked for ten years in India for the Bombay government before retiring to England to concentrate on his literary career. The success of "Beau Geste "led to his publication of a series of Foreign Legion novels. He died in 1941.