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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.

Public Domain (P)1999 Recorded Books

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  • Marydee
  • 12-08-2015

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).

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-10-2017

The Scarlet Pimpernal

By Baroness Orczy ah now what a utterly superbly written Historically important lesson in the true belief. Never give up. Indeed well researched.

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  • awesome. fantastic. couldn't put it down
  • 21-03-2017

Sink me, if this isn't a fantastic read!

If you could sum up The Scarlet Pimpernel in three words, what would they be?

Betrayal, Fox-Spies, and love.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Crossly – was your favorite?

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!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

When faced with an impossible choice...what would you choose?

Any additional comments?

Very much a wonderful listen. I'm more than pleased with this book.

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  • Kindle Reader
  • 28-10-2016

Fantastic!

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.

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  • S. Walker
  • 05-02-2016

Well read.

Good, wholesome, fun. Lovely accents and voices. A bit and expectedly dramatic, and unexpectedly antimodern.

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  • TheWhistler
  • 01-06-2015

The Scarlet Pimpernel, title of series for a reaso

What did you love best about The Scarlet Pimpernel?

The setting, characters, the fact it turned out to be as much a romance as an adventure.

What other book might you compare The Scarlet Pimpernel to and why?

Other in the series, but not all. Those that concentrate on the main characters, in fact those that have the main characters in them.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

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.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I love the book and have read it before and although the narration was good at time's Marguerite French accent was disturbing.

Any additional comments?

Would recommend the book not this audio version.

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  • Lynn A. D.
  • 23-05-2018

Enjoyable classic

This is a dramatic story, enjoyable to listen to, and, fortunately, today women are considered on more equal terms with men.

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  • Jeanette Richey
  • 19-05-2018

Great listen!

Great story, great narrator.highly recommend. This was a really fun story about the French Revolution.

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  • Anthony
  • 27-04-2018

Entertaining every time I read it!

Would you listen to The Scarlet Pimpernel again? Why?

Of course!
This book has it all: Adventure, Love, Deceit, and is an overall wonderful story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Percy Blakeney.
Although he seems dull-witted and boring, his passion is only kept in check. The story around this fellow unfolds and the reader will understand my choice once they have read the book.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Crossly – was your favorite?

Percy Blakeney again.
The performance brought out the English gentleman's lazy habits through speech.
To bring the mannerisms and lifestyle into a voice is a remarkable gift.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!
I have read the book several times, and will again.
The performance definitely helped the story come alive in my mind.

Any additional comments?

I love this book, have read it several times, and will do so again.
This audio adaptation is amazing, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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  • PSW
  • 13-04-2018

Fun!

The story was fun — a bit melodramatic, but that added rather than took away — and the narrator was fantastic!