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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (54,955 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Baroness Orczy Narrator: Stephen Crossly Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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The French Revolution is at the height of its fury. Daily, hundreds of aristocratic heads fall from the guillotine. Emotions run high, and anyone suspected of sympathy toward the nobility is in mortal danger. Only one man is daring enough to lead a small band against popular opinion - the Scarlet Pimpernel. Using masterful disguises and clever strategies, the Scarlet Pimpernel smuggles noblemen and women from France to safety in England. His success is a thorn in the side of the Revolution. As he vanishes from each escapade, he leaves no trace behind except an image of the colorful flower that is his emblem. The Scarlet Pimpernel must be stopped at all costs. But who is he?

This enduring classic is filled with wonderful layers of intrigue and dashing courage. As the cunning hero, and the beautiful woman who loves him, move toward a final victory, the quickened pace is enhanced by Steven Crossley's dramatic narration.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Perez | 2/19/2014

    " The Scarlet Pimpernel is a very clever book. The book follows Marguerite who gets into a predicament where she can either save her brother Armand or the Scarlet Pimpernel. The book feels almost like a play, with each chapter having a different setting and the ending is very witty. Although eventually the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel is eventually found out, I found it more exciting not knowing while reading than knowing. The only downside to the book is sometimes it drags on when discussing the emotions of Marguerite, and eventually you're like, "I get it, you're scared and worried and nervous, now get on with it!" Other than that this is a very witty book with a terrific ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 2/13/2014

    " This is another one of my, "How did I make it almost 40 years without reading this classic" books. Having seen the movie (with Jane Seymour) years ago, I knew I would love the story and it did not disappoint. Glad to have finally read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Petey | 2/7/2014

    " There are significant cultural barriers to really getting into this book, but it was gripping and fun, all the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail O'connor | 2/4/2014

    " a great light summer reading book, with history, romance, suspense and humor. What could be better than that? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/4/2014

    " Amazing! Need I say more? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah Crawford | 2/1/2014

    " This was a really good book! It kept you guessing up till the very unveiling moment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renae M. | 1/24/2014

    " Historically inaccurate, but oh so entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 1/16/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marvelle Morgan | 1/8/2014

    " A long-time favorite story of mine. I loved the chance to re-read it. Such a fun romance/adventure. I also love the movie and have seen the play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 1/4/2014

    " Action. Romance. Intrigue. Great imagery. ...a win "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 12/31/2013

    " Kinda fun, but man... the reveal of the Scarlet Pimpernel's identity was so, so obvious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 12/29/2013

    " It was a very dull book in my opinion, but I have never been partial to the classics. I did enjoy some of the irony in the novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/6/2013

    " A fun read. The characters are engaging. The plot is a little slow at times, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 9/20/2013

    " Swashbuckling stuff a la Georgette Heyer. When I was a teenager I thought this was the bees' knees! The equivalent of super-heroes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Lara | 9/12/2013

    " 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 Olivia | 9/10/2013

    " I did enjoy this book as I love period pieces, though I wouldn't call if a very successful mystery! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah K | 9/9/2013

    " a very romantic novel. without the r rated unnessecary scenes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alissa | 8/25/2013

    " I LOVED THIS BOOK!! It was brilliantly written, and the characters had me laughing the whole time. They have the funniest phrases (many of them are English) and use intelligent language. The story was clever, and I felt like the characters were developed in such a unique way. It was great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Yelverton | 7/31/2013

    " A great adventure tale that keeps you riveted to every age until the very end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Lee | 7/20/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 7/2/2013

    " This was such a fun book to read. Very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Austen | 4/21/2013

    " One of my favorite books EVER! :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/1/2013

    " I loved this book, and I plan on reading the rest of the series in the future. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey | 3/19/2013

    " I wanted to like this book - it was well written and had great imagery. But the characters were lousy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aruna | 2/26/2013

    " Though not on the scale on The tale of the two cities, it's still a worthy read about the events of French revolution from the other side of the English channel. "

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