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.
Public Domain (P)1999 Recorded Books
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"A great classic to listen to!"
Great story - narrator did a good job in personifying the various characters. Only slightly bit of irritation is narrator often had to swallow now and then a little too close to the mic (but it was well read overall).
"The Scarlet Pimpernel, title of series for a reaso"
The setting, characters, the fact it turned out to be as much a romance as an adventure.
Other in the series, but not all. Those that concentrate on the main characters, in fact those that have the main characters in them.
The narration was good, done by a men, however he did Marguerite with a French accent. In all productions I have seen or hear she has never had a French accent. It was most distracting. Spoiled the narration. Yes I know she is French but just sounds better without the accent.
I love the book and have read it before and although the narration was good at time's Marguerite French accent was disturbing.
Would recommend the book not this audio version.
"Sink me, if this isn't a fantastic read!"
Betrayal, Fox-Spies, and love.
Chauvelin was by far my favorite, but Percy and Marguerite were both done fantastically well. I think this is my favorite portrayal of them. Stephen Crossly is a wonderful reader, and! He is one of the few readers to voice Lady Marguerite, who is French, with a French accent. Wonderful!
When faced with an impossible choice...what would you choose?
Very much a wonderful listen. I'm more than pleased with this book.
The narration was good. But the story moved to slow in the beginning but got better as the story went along.
What a pleasure to listen to! By far the very best narration of The Scarlet Pimpernel that I've listened to. This is my first audiobook from Stephen Crossly, but it certainly won't be my last. I'll be listening to this one again and again.
"difficult to understand reader"
Awesome book. The man reading was difficult to understand. He gave Marguerite a German accent. We probably won't listen to his readings again. We really do love the story.
The story, is of course wonderful. The narrator did an amazing job. I would listen to it again.
Good, wholesome, fun. Lovely accents and voices. A bit and expectedly dramatic, and unexpectedly antimodern.
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