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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Hope Narrator: Bernard Mayes Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ruritania Trilogy Release Date:
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This swashbuckling romance transports a droll young English gentleman from his comfortable life in London to a fast-moving adventure in a mythical country steeped in political intrigue. Rudolf Rassendyll, pondering his life’s purpose, sets out on a journey to the tiny European kingdom of Ruritania, where he discovers that he bears a marked physical resemblance to the king. Perils and adventures ensue when he decides to impersonate the king in order to defeat a plot to dethrone him, and falls deeply in love with the king’s betrothed, Princess Flavia.

With its witty hero and shrewd villains, The Prisoner of Zenda became an instant classic when it appeared in 1894 and has been made into a film five times since.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The tale speeds like an arrow, never deviating from its appointed course. There are no loopholes, only a rising tide of intrigue and excitement that never abates.”

    Nathan R. Teitel, New York University

  • “This is one of those rattling good yarns whose heart is so solidly in the right place that one is prepared to forgive some shoddy writing at the margins.”

    Telegraph (London)

  • “This fast-moving, well-placed romance reaffirmed the pride of English men in what they thought they had :a sense of justice, profound honour and adroitness, all worn lightly.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “The story is full of swordplay (and a little gunplay), barely repressed passion, political maneuvering, and severely tested personal honor.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by ahmed hashem | 2/18/2014

    " that book told me that the creativity of thinking started since old time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kerrie Woods | 2/18/2014

    " Good book. Got part-way through and never finished it, which is lame. I need to get on the case... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cindy | 2/12/2014

    " I hadn't heard of this book until recently when I came across it by chance. It isn't very long, but the story is very entertaining. I read this on my Kindle, and I loved it so much that I decided I needed a copy for my library. This would be great for boys or girls middle school aged and up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eunice | 2/12/2014

    " We have succumbed and bought a kindle so I took the opportunity to indulge in some free escapism. I last read this book when a teenager and remember being entranced by the dashing hero. He is no less dashing but the whole thing has dated a bit. It is a bit harder to accept the deficiencies of the plot which include managing to persuade everyone that you are someone else for three months -not just someone else but a king of a different nationality. However it still makes a good read if you don't think about it too hard. "

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