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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (361 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emma Orczy Narrator: Johanna Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pimpernel Novels Release Date:
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It has been ten years since Juliette de Marny’s father asked her to swear revenge upon Déroulède for the death of her brother in a duel. At last she finds herself in Déroulède’s house with an easy opportunity to betray him to the citizens of France for conspiring against the people. But Juliette realizes, too late, that she is in love with Déroulède. Can the Scarlet Pimpernel rescue Déroulède from certain death by guillotine? Will Déroulède forgive Juliette for her betrayal of him? Romance and intrigue abound in this delightful swashbuckler.

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  • “This tale of high romance and intrigue…has aged well. Johanna Ward is fun to listen to. She puts the author’s rather melodramatic prose in the best possible light by reading with restraint, gravity and authority…it’s always clear who’s speaking and how he or she feels. Good production values top off the welcome reappearance of an old friend.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elaine | 2/6/2014

    " I Will Repay is the first of many sequels to Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel, and is, likewise, set amidst the French Revolution. Though I did not think it was quite as good as the original book, I liked it all the same. I Will Repay centers around two new main characters, Juliette Marny and Paul Deroulede. Years before the Revolution, Juliette's brother was killed in a fair fight by Deroulede, and her deranged father had Juliette swear to avenge her brother's death. In the aftermath of certain events, Juliette is taken into Deroulede's household where she has an insight into the best way to denounce Deroulede and take revenge. But what transpires when one is pitted against the other? Romance and true love, of course! Juliette realizes, too late, that God alone will deal out punishment and it is not our decision who should get revenge. She also recognizes her love for Deroulede and must now try to undo what she has done. Next thing they know, both Juliette and Paul must find a way to escape France or it's to the guillotine for the both of them! Perhaps part of the reason I enjoyed The Scarlet Pimpernel more, was the fact that Sir Percy Blakeney was only a secondary character (Deroulede's friend) in this novel. Sir Percy does, however, give continued advise and must help them escape in the end. Betrayal (not only Juliette's!), suspense, rescue, danger, and true love are all wonderfully woven in this classic. I'm looking forward to reading more of Sir Percy's adventures in the future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elise | 2/3/2014

    " A tad silly and melodramatic, but still a fun read. The romance wasn't as compelling as that in the first book, and the hero isn't as swoon-worthy as Sir Percy. However, this is more evenly paced than its predecessor: whereas The Scarlet Pimpernel took 8 chapters or so to hit its stride, I Will Repay was fun and engrossing from the first page. As others have noted, the conclusion of the book and the romance perhaps wasn't as satisfying as it could have been. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jana | 1/8/2014

    " After reading "The Scarlet Pimpernell," I thought I should read this, the next book in the series. However, I found the plot to be very predictable for the most part, especially after reading the first book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sharol Sorensen | 12/26/2013

    " It was a bit melodramatic for me. Not quite the adventure of The Scarlet Pimpernel. "

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