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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (54,836 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Baroness Orczy Narrator: Adrian Lukis Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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From its opening amid the horrors of the French Revolution, to its unexpected ending on the shores of the English Channel, The Scarlet Pimpernel fizzes with excitement and wit. Dominating the action is the apparently limp-wristed fop, Sir Percy Blakeney, the most unlikely, though the most gentlemanly of heroes. With a happy countenance Sir Percy outwits all the machinations of Chauvelin, the zealous Revolutionary official, to help nobles escape.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Watergirl | 2/13/2014

    " This was lots of fun... we read it together as a family and had a lot of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elspeth Allison | 2/8/2014

    " I haven't read this book for years and years. Reading it again was a delight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 2/8/2014

    " I first read this in high school and loved it and have read it several more times since. One of my all time favorite books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 2/4/2014

    " The story seemed a little bit predictable, but maybe because I read too many of these kinds of books... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/1/2014

    " The Scarlet Pimpernel is about the bloody French Revolution where the lower class rose and murdered the aristocracy under the guillotine. A group of young men, under the mysterious, unwavering Scarlet Pimpernel, have the sole goal of saving innocent victims from it's blade. In the book, Sir Percy, a seeming dim wit Englishman, is already married to the brilliant, young French actor, Marguerite St. Just. Although she despises his mindless comments and cold courtesy, she discovers that she truly misses his seemingly undying love for her. In return, Sir Percy misses giving it to her, but feels he cannot trust her due to a misunderstanding involving her accidently turning in an aristocrat that had previously harmed her beloved brother, Armand. In a later course of events, an aristocrat-seeking Frenchman, Chauvelin, who is searching for the infamous Pimpernel, discovers that Armand is of the Pimpernel's ward. To protect her brother, Marguerite is blackmailed into helping Chauvelin find out who the Scarlet Pimpernel is. When Percy finds out, will he ever be able to trust her again? In this historical fiction, Baroness Orczy entertains her audience with thrilling adventure. She pulls you in with her vivid descriptions and throws loops that you would never expect. When you fear for the Scarlet Pimpernel and know he is backed in a corner and you haven't the slightest idea how he could get out this time, he opens the gate in the corner and walks right out. You don't see it coming. It's truly amazing how she writes it. This book could pull in the attention of any reader at a high school level or above. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 starriskies | 1/27/2014

    " I had to read this for school. It's okay but I honestly like "A Tale if Two Cities" more. It's good for fans of romance and adventure in one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Lee | 1/27/2014

    " LOVED IT. ITS EXCICTING ROMANCE AND PERCY IS FUNNY TOO! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 1/23/2014

    " This book has come to be one of my favorites for its humor, adventure, and historical setting, 18th century France in the midst of the French Revolution. It will leave you clamoring for more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krishna | 1/18/2014

    " my favourite novel whch i read during my school days...its a romantic thriller very nice to read.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori Basile | 1/17/2014

    " I found it predictable not surprising. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/7/2014

    " Fun, entertaining, easy read. I was a little annoyed how long it took the main "brilliant" character to put two and two together but overall, it was a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Am | 1/2/2014

    " Classic book that I wanted to read for a long time (well... actually listened to this). But it is for younger adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisha | 12/19/2013

    " I knew the story before I read the book from the broadway play. It was very fun to read. I really enjoyed reading the book and was surprised that I had a hard time putting it down even though I already knew basically what was going to happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tasha | 11/28/2013

    " Couldn't stop reading it! Different than the movie but still just as good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 11/4/2013

    " Not so much about the Pimpernel as about Lady Blakely who gets involved in his activities. Kind of a romance novel without much romance and an action novel without much action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spenser | 9/27/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Giauque | 2/22/2013

    " Amy and Ali read and re-read the book and watched and re-watched the movie when they were kids. I'm just now getting around to reading it. Now I want to see the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 1/23/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, right before I finished this book I watched the movie- with Jane Seymour in it. There were quite a few differences, but then they adapted the movie from 2 books, not just that one. So that explains some of the differences, though they did follow the book pretty well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 12/1/2012

    " The Scarlet Pimpernel is my favorite fictional character of all time. Thank you Emmuska Orczy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 11/10/2012

    " Fun easy read that somehow took me much longer than it should have. Probably because it's summer and I'd rather be in the yard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 10/31/2012

    " Beautifully written love story with espionage and adventure. Underrated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 10/14/2012

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. I found it easy to understand and the way the characters were introduced was fantastic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 8/23/2012

    " Classic story and classic storytelling. I really enjoyed the action, mystery and a little bit of romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenda | 8/21/2012

    " Great audiobook! I couldn't stop listening & finished it in one day! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 nina | 8/14/2012

    " Don't read this. It's stupid and poorly written. And the Baroness apparently didn't know that only 6% of the victims of the Terror were aristocrats. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikita Unverzagt | 11/2/2011

    " Many of the scenes from the play I saw a few years back I can finally see through the author's words. I would say it is a fast read and would recommend especially school age (think middle school and up) to read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Lara | 10/12/2011

    " liked it so much more than I thought I would, really gripping story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chandra | 9/9/2011

    " it definitely took me a little while to get into this book, but once i did, i was caught up in it. not my new favorite book, but worth a read for sure. (and it's not that long--for anyone who gets intimidated by classics!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 8/17/2011

    " Decent read, though a bit boring at first. I'd been wanting to read this book for awhile and I'm glad I finally got to it. Nothing too special about it, though. I predicted the ended long before so I felt like I wasn't very surprised. However, I still enjoyed this book "

  • 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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About the Author
Baroness Emmuska Orczy was born in Hungary in 1865. She lived in Budapest, Brussels, Paris, Monte Carlo, and London, where she died in 1947. The author of many novels, she is best known for The Scarlet Pimpernel.
About the Narrator

Adrian Lukis is an accomplished actor on both stage and screen, whose credits include Pride and Prejudice, Miss Marple, Maigret, and Prime Suspect. Adrian’s biggest role is Mr. Wickham in 1995’s Pride and Prejudice, and on stage, his high profile work has included roles at the Old Vic and the National Theatre.