The Scarlet Pimpernel (Version 2)


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In the year 1792, the French Revolution is in the midst of its bloodiest stage. Aristocrats are being executed left and right by the Republic when the guillotine begins to be repeatedly cheated of aristocratic victims due to a series of daring rescues carried out by a mysterious hero known only as “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” Nothing is known about this person, save that he is a master of disguise, has saved dozens of lives, and has never been caught. He is the hero of the aristocrats, the bane of the Republic, and the talk of high society across the channel in England. As the inane and foppish Sir Percy Blakeney, the leader of English fashion, puts it, “They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere! Is he in Heaven or is he in Hell, that demmed elusive Pimpernel?” And no one is more interested in uncovering the mystery surrounding this hero than Sir Percy’s wife, the young French actress Marguerite St. Just, to whom the fate of the Scarlet Pimpernel may mean everything. (Summary by Eden Rea-Hedrick) (8 hr 28 min)

Chapters

01 - PARIS: SEPTEMBER, 1792 19:48 Read by CaprishaPage
02 - DOVER: "THE FISHERMAN'S REST" 21:39 Read by bala
03 - THE REFUGEES 14:54 Read by Jessica Potter
04 - THE LEAGUE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL 16:57 Read by Iridescat
05 - MARGUERITE 10:48 Read by Libby Gohn
06 - AN EXQUISITE OF '92 17:55 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
07 - THE SECRET ORCHARD 12:56 Read by amycs
08 - THE ACCREDITED AGENT 19:54 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
09 - THE OUTRAGE 11:40 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
10 - IN THE OPERA BOX 33:50 Read by DylanTG
11 - LORD GRENVILLE'S BALL 13:35 Read by Leslie Walden
12 - THE SCRAP OF PAPER 14:43 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
13 - EITHER-OR? 5:37 Read by Victoria Martin
14 - ONE O'CLOCK PRECISELY! 14:26 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
15 - DOUBT 12:52 Read by Suebee
16 - RICHMOND 24:21 Read by Judy Guinan
17 - FAREWELL 12:40 Read by Judy Guinan
18 - THE MYSTERIOUS DEVICE 9:10 Read by ealexander
19 - THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL 18:20 Read by amycs
20 - THE FRIEND 14:45 Read by DylanTG
21 - SUSPENSE 14:21 Read by Judy Guinan
22 - CALAIS 16:34 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
23 - HOPE 14:52 Read by Lynne T
24 - THE DEATH TRAP 15:08 Read by Leslie Walden
25 - THE EAGLE AND THE FOX 14:38 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
26 - THE JEW 18:57 Read by Astrid Fingerhut
27 - ON THE TRACK 15:59 Read by Lynne T
28 - THE PERE BLANCHARD'S HUT 21:01 Read by Cubrick
29 - TRAPPED 9:41 Read by Lynne T
30 - THE SCHOONER 21:53 Read by Judy Guinan
31 - THE ESCAPE 24:58 Read by CaprishaPage