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The Scarlet Pimpernel

Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A brand-new, unabridged recording of Baroness Orczy's classic tale of adventure, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Paris, 1792. The Terror has begun. Every day, scores of the French nobility are delivered to the guillotine. Trapped in the capital, they have no way of escape. 

But rumours abound of a league of young English gentlemen who are risking their lives to spirit French aristocrats away to safety across the Channel. Led by a man known only as the 'Scarlet Pimpernel', they leave no trace behind them save a single note. 

Determined to stop them, ruthless spymaster Chauvelin travels to England and embarks on a quest to uncover the identity of their leader, forcing the Scarlet Pimpernel and his men to summon all their courage and wits to evade capture and stay alive. 

Public Domain (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic Reviews

"Julian Rhind-Tutt sounds as if he's having as much excitement as the Scarlet Pimpernel in this classic adventure novel, which means that listeners do, too.... Rhind-Tutt offers expansive vocal studies of the central figures and quick sketches of the passersby. His voice is melodious, and his pacing suits the tempo of the scene, be it love or chase." (AudioFile)

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  • Harlenna
  • 24-07-2019

Really great narration

There are so many audio versions of the Scarlet Pimpeenel that it can be hard to choose one from so many options. I'd tell you to look no further with this one. crisp dialog with distinct voices for different characters and the appropriate amount of cadence and inflection for each joke or tone makes this a very enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-08-2018

Excellent Performance!

The narration was very well done and the story held my attention the whole way through.

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  • Daniel L. Rasmussen
  • 06-12-2019

Highly Entertaining

This is the type of book and performance that makes me come back to my audible app. Well done.

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  • velb
  • 02-12-2019

Great Revisit

Read in school, enjoyed even better so many years later. Interesting storytelling method well done.

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  • LiMi
  • 16-08-2019

Great narration of a favorite story!

Loved it! It was hard to put this one down, or rather, pause it! The narration was great. And the story has been a favorite for a long time. The only part that bothered me was the pronunciation Chauvelin, but everything else was perfect! I love the narrator's voice and his voice for each character. made it easy to keep up and follow along and understand who was talking.

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  • advokat
  • 26-05-2019

Superb

Worth ten years of output of modern literary production - and more. Delightfully reactionary, subtle, well written and beautifully presented.

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  • Kay Endsley
  • 25-11-2018

Great Book, Almost Perfectly Narrated

Love the book, and the narration was great, though there were a couple of places where it could be *more* perfect. ;) Overall, an excellent listen.