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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (54,788 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emma Orczy Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2005 ISBN: 9781596009493
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Perhaps the most famous alias of all time, "The Scarlet Pimpernel" hides the identity of a British nobleman who, masked by various disguises, leads a band of young men to undermine the Reign of Terror after the French Revolution. The Scarlet Pimpernel makes daring raid after daring raid into the heart of France to save aristocrats condemned to the guillotine. At each rescue, he leaves his calling card: a small, blood-red flower - a pimpernel - mocking the power of Robespierre and his Committee of Public Safety. Having been told that his own wife was an informer who delivered an aristocrat into the hands of the Committee, the Scarlet Pimpernel must keep his identity and work a secret while he struggles against the love he feels for her. Until the day her own brother is taken prisoner... 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 Jess Cullinan | 2/16/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/15/2014

    " This was a great story. I have to admit that half way through I peeked at the ending just to calm myself. The old English was a little difficult to understand in some parts. And I guess it was custom to call a person Citizen back then but it was annoying. Overall really a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Star Shining Forever | 2/12/2014

    " Thrilling tale...couldn't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Cohen | 2/9/2014

    " Decent-- slow for the most part but a good ending; despite its being a classic, I knew very little about it to still be surprised by how it ended. One of those books that could have been longer, but I am glad that it wasn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cami | 2/6/2014

    " Great classic. I read it in high school but remembered nothing but the name. Good to read again and appreciate. Fun to get all the details of these characters that are so well known. Rich detail and great character development. Slow read compared to my usual fare but well worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 1/22/2014

    " Set in revolutionary France, this is a cleverly written action novel that follows a band of aristocratic English men as they work to save innocent victims of the blood-thirsty revolution and it's dreaded Madam le Guillotine. It also follows the difficult journey of a married couple as they rediscover each other and the love, trust and confidence they once shared. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amie | 1/20/2014

    " One of the few times the movie is better than the book. I had high hopes for this book and am still a little sad I didn't love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nipuna | 12/28/2013

    " 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 Hannah | 12/24/2013

    " It was very good, but I guessed it from the beginning. Still good, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 12/7/2013

    " Great writing without being boring! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karin Hopkins | 8/19/2013

    " Loved!! Not at all what I was expecting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lemar | 6/15/2013

    " There is wonderful old world charm and plenty of action in this historical thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maithili Desai | 3/1/2013

    " Had read this book when I was in school and it made the history chapter on the French Revolution so much more daunting and interesting!! Reading it again after a long long time and enjoying it every bit as I did the last time... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 2/22/2013

    " Loved this one. It was so over-the-top it just... worked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lahni | 1/6/2013

    " I always felt I should read this book because it is a classic. But the title never appealed to me so I prepared myself for a dry book that I would have to force myself through. I actually really liked it and would highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allegra | 4/17/2012

    " Not exactly a deep book, nor a fair view of the French Revolution, but a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 4/15/2012

    " I loved it. I had the soundtrack of the musical running through my head the entire time. There were some changes from the book to the play, of course, but it seemed a pretty faithful adaptation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naida | 12/12/2011

    " First few pages are boring but when Chauvelin arrived and asked for Lady Blackeney's help, I couldn't stop myself from reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 10/11/2011

    " 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). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 9/4/2011

    " Melodramatic and predictable and a little slow for modern readers but it had some good twists in spite of itself. I felt like I was watching one of those old silent pictures where every emotion is so exaggerated and over the top just to try and get a point across. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Babinsky | 8/25/2011

    " I enjoyed this for a quick read. But somehow I was left longing for so much more... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dara Young | 6/27/2011

    " A fun read along the lines of Tale of Two Cities. "

  • 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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