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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (54,776 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emma Orczy Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pimpernel Novels Release Date:
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“Who is this man, this Scarlet Pimpernel?” Each day this question grew more pressing to the rulers of the French Revolution. Only this man and his band of followers threatened their total power. Only this maddeningly elusive figure defied the vast network of fanatics, informers, and secret agents that the Revolution spread out to catch its enemies.

Some said this man of many disguises, endless ruses, and infinite daring was an exiled French nobleman, returned to wreak vengeance. Others said he was an English lord, seeking sheer adventure and supreme sport in playing the most dangerous game of all. But of only one thing could those who sought him be sure. They knew all too well the symbol of his presence, the blood-red flower known as the Scarlet Pimpernel.

This timeless historical adventure is an irresistible blend of romance, intrigue, and suspense.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is something distinctly out of the common, well-conceived, vividly told, and stirring from start to finish.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “An excellent novel…There is real ingenuity in the plot, and human interest in the characters, and it is an artistic piece of work, thoroughly readable and commendable.”

    Church Times (London)

  • “'They seek him here, they seek him there, they seek him everywhere…’ Most of us have heard of the Scarlet Pimpernel, but how many have read the book in which the master of disguise first appeared? Well, don’t read it—listen to it instead. Ralph Cosham delivers a fine performance of this entertaining classic about an Englishman who rescues French aristocrats from danger during the French Revolution. Cosham gets to play with a range of French and English accents, and does an excellent job of coloring voices with character. He even manages to make the somewhat overwrought writing flow so well that the extravagances go unnoticed. This is huge fun.”


  • “A swashbuckling adventure tale of epic proportions…an exciting, fast-paced story that is engrossing to read.”

    Large Print Reviews

  • AKLIATT Editor’s Choice Audiobook for 2007

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gemma | 2/19/2014

    " I wasn't sure what to expect of this book but I absolutely loved it. I would recommend it to everyone and my only regret is that I didn't read it earlier in my life. It is just such a fun adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kay | 2/9/2014

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gabriel C. | 2/8/2014

    " I mean, I understand that I can't have unrealistic expectations or whatever, but I was hoping and hoping that the female protagonist would do something, anything, useful, rather than just have emotional reactions and create nuisance and danger for her husband. The beginning was so promising! The character was strong, supposedly intelligent, independent, but then she turned out to be foolish, blind, and poor under stress. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rachel Jacobson | 2/7/2014

    " I love this book. I read it after I saw the movie which I liked too. it's slightly different, but still very clever and romantic. I've already read it several times! "

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