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Extended Audio Sample The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (54,742 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Baroness Orczy Narrator: Simon Williams Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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Paris, 1792. The French Revolution. The guillotine claims lives each day. But working in ever-changing disguise is the Scarlet Pimpernel and his band of meddlesome Englishmen. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 2/14/2014

    " I had forgotten how fun this book was to read. One of the great ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 2/10/2014

    " This is one I never read growing up, and since I have added it to my class reading schedule, I decided to read it! Will let ya know! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/30/2014

    " The book starts excitingly and mysteriously enough, but end with a whimper instead of a bang and rather too quickly. The movie staring Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour improves upon a well conceived if poorly executed plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/25/2014

    " Such a wonderful book!!!! Can't wait for the 2015(isn) movie version with Neil Jackson, if it is still in development. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spenser | 1/25/2014

    " One of my favorite books of all time! It has romance and action all tied up in one! Amazing book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kadi | 1/24/2014

    " I love this book! The beginning was a little slow, but once I got into it I couldn't put it down. Hurray for the Scarlet Pimpernel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 1/19/2014

    " A fun adventure romp through Robspierre's reign of terror in Revolutionary France, especially if you can stomach the baroness' royalist propaganda. Chauvelin is one of my favourite literary villains. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tashaeagar | 1/19/2014

    " I really liked this book! I've seen the movie a million times, it's one of my favorite of all time! I was afraid that I wouldn't like the book because I love the movie so much, but it all turned out good. They were essentially the same story, but the book had more details of how Marguerite was feeling throughout her whole experience of love and betrayal. I think I like the story in the movie a little better, but in the end, it was all the same! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 12/5/2013

    " It has been almost 20 years since I last read the Scarlet Pimpernel, and I have wanted to read it again since finishing the The Game of Kings (The Lymond Chronicles #1). The book is as clever, fast-paced, and as filled with intrigue as I remembered it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/16/2013

    " Very entertaining, even if it is fairly obvious. And when you consider that this was early in her novel writing career, it's more impressive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angavar | 8/31/2013

    " An excellent book with good plot, characters and setting. The protagonist is slightly annoying at times but this is more than compensated for by the fantastic plot. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Destiny Yarbro | 8/31/2013

    " One of the best lesser known classics. I have read it too many times to count and look forward to reading it many more times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Vanness | 8/23/2013

    " Truly enjoyed the read. Even if the final rescue & escape seemed a bit exaggerated. If my 'to-read' list weren't years long I'd like to enjoy some of Baroness Emmuska Magdaleena Rosalia Maria Josepha Barbara Orczy's other works. [ps. May you all have a Merry Christmas.] "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jossalyn | 7/29/2013

    " for the Jane Austen book club; delightful read! never read it before, but what fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 12/26/2012

    " This was a really fun read with a lot of adventure and a bit of French history thrown in (the Reign of Terror in the 1790's). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nipuna | 8/30/2012

    " Lovely and cute and adorable. I'm going to re-watch the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 6/29/2012

    " I had no idea what it was about. I thought it was going to be a Jane Austen type book. I was pleasantly surprised. It was a feel-good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 6/4/2012

    " Ive been trying to read this book forever. I saw wishbone do it in the 90's and I loved the story. Sadly, back then I accidentally read the scarlet letter instead. That scared me off till now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 2/20/2012

    " Amazing classic-it has it all-adventure and romance and history combined! Loved listening to this reader. He had the accents and different voices for each character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 10/6/2011

    " Delivered more than promised and now I'm a little bit in love with Sir Percy and more so with Lady Blakeney! And who doesn't enjoy a villain who, when anticipating capture of the hero, "rubbed his bony, talon-like hands one against the other, with a gesture of fiendish satisfaction!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 9/30/2011

    " This was one of my FAVORITE books growing up! Such a great story -very exciting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 8/31/2011

    " One of my top 3 favorite books of all time! I love the wit and irony that is entwined throughout this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess Cullinan | 8/22/2011

    " I thought I had read this book years ago, but I really didn't remember how much it is about Lady Blakeney and so much less about the title character himself. Still, love the style and the language of this period of fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bkatherine | 8/13/2011

    " My favorite book of all time! History and espionage! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 6/26/2011

    " I really enjoyed the book. It was a fun adventure story. Not terribly long, but a fairly quick and entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geetha | 6/22/2011

    " They seek there, They seek him here - refrain throughout the book - I cannot remember all the titles that I read but best in adventure reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Izzy | 6/22/2011

    " I love the adventure and romance. The second time through I started to catch Orczy's tongue-in-cheek toward her heroine. I hadn't realized the first time through how DRAMATIC everything is for Marguerite. Fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 6/18/2011

    " This is the best book based in the French Revolution I have ever read. To me it explained why the French citizens hated their nobles. And you can't help but love the league of the scarlet pimpernel and Sir Percy's ingenuity! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannine | 6/12/2011

    " Loved it! Didn't want to put it down! It's a mystery, a love story and an adventure story all in one. Another story to inspire me to study the French Revolution! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 6/8/2011

    " I absolutely adored this story!
    It is a tale that has suspense, mystery, adventure, humor, and love...how could anyone not love this classic book? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 6/8/2011

    " I cannot imagine this book included in the Everyman's Library Childrens' Classics, but it is!! along with Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, etc. I suppose for older children, it certainly has suspense and mystery. I certainly enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 6/7/2011

    " Good adventure, so-so writing. Especially choppy start, but it smoothed out a few chapters in. I think my girls (the 10yo & 7yo) will enjoy it. "

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