Lord Tony's Wife


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.1 stars; 142 reviews)

Another adventure of the Scarlet pimpernel! As the title suggests, it follows the story of Lord Tony and his wife, Yvonne. It is full of suspense adventure and romance. Lord Tony and Yvonne elope after some disturbing happenings including an angry mob and an assault on Yvonne by her own father. Later a man set on revenge and with the help of Chauvelin steal Yvonne away, and Lord Tony must go to the Scarlet Pimpernel for assistance. Will they be able to save her and her father from the clutches of Pierre Adet and Chauvelin? Will Lord Tony ever even see his wife again? (Summary by fiddlesticks)

Series:

1: The Scarlet Pimpernel

2: I Will Repay

2.5: The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

3: https://librivox.org/search?q=elusive pimpernel&search;_form=advanced

4: El Dorado: Further Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel

5: Lord Tony's Wife

6: The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel

7: Sir Percy Hits Back

Prequel: The Laughing Cavalier
(9 hr 44 min)

Chapters

00 - Prologue, Part 1 32:19 Read by Ric F
01 - Prologue, Part 2 30:04 Read by Ric F
02 - Book 1, Chapter 1 12:32 Read by Lynne T
03 - Book 1, Chapter 2 48:40 Read by Deon Gines
04 - Book 1, Chapter 3 37:15 Read by Deon Gines
05 - Book 1, Chapter 4 15:12 Read by Deon Gines
06 - Book 1, Chapter 5 23:23 Read by Lynne T
07 - Book 1, Chapter 6 15:45 Read by Arnie Horton
08 - Book 1, Chapter 7 7:34 Read by Lynne T
09 - Book 1, Chapter 8 23:09 Read by Deon Gines
10 - Book 1, Chapter 9 22:10 Read by Deon Gines
11 - Book 2, Chapter 1, Part 1 17:05 Read by Deon Gines
12 - Book 2, Chapter 1, Part 2 41:49 Read by Deon Gines
13 - Book 2, Chapter 2 29:14 Read by Deon Gines
14 - Book 2, Chapter 3, Part 1 23:18 Read by Lynne T
15 - Book 2, Chapter 3, Part 2 16:57 Read by Lynne T
16 - Book 2, Chapter 4 46:48 Read by Ric F
17 - Book 2, Chapter 5 19:11 Read by Lilaread
18 - Book 2, Chapter 6 20:04 Read by Lilaread
19 - Book 2, Chapter 7 35:52 Read by Deon Gines
20 - Book 2, Chapter 8 25:17 Read by Deon Gines
21 - Book 2, Chapter 9 19:44 Read by ToddHW
22 - Book 2, Chapter 10 9:51 Read by ToddHW

Reviews

LibriVox! What were you thinking?


(0.5 stars)

When a volunteer is so very bad at vocalizations, why let the recording ruin a much beloved book? Ric F. Please stop volunteering! I'm disgusted.

Great Story


(4.5 stars)

Another great story from Baroness Orszy! This reading is by multiple readers. Most of the readers did fine. However, one male reader mispronounced every name in the chapters he read. This was a bit annoying. If he had listened to someone like Karen Savage read The Scarlet Pimpernel first, he would have known the correct pronunciations.

French Revolution- interesting back story


(3 stars)

...Provided an interesting backstory on the unrest leading up to the French Revolution. Engaging and at times tense storyline. Multiple volunteer readers and reading styles frequently pulled me out of the story, but other than that, thoroughly enjoyable.

Difficult Narrators


(3 stars)

This is a terrific book, if one reads it themselves. Unfortunately, this version has combined some of the worst readers of the LibriVox volunteers. One is monotone, another mustn't actually comprehend what they're reading, as their inflections are wholly inappropriate for the thoughts the Author is trying to convey. Mangled pronunciation of the French language, but voicing Sir Percy as a high pitched tweeker was a bridge to far. I gave this 3 stars because it's such a wonderful story, if you can stomach the perfectly awful "volunteers" throughout.

Another great Scarlet Pimpernel book!


(4.5 stars)

This was another interesting book of the Scarlet Pimpernel series. I am glad I gave it a chance as some reviews are nasty. I found the reader Ric, who I swear sounds like Wallace Shawn (who plays the short balding 'Genius' from the movie The Princess Bride) to be amusing. Only a few chapters but it had me chuckling throughout them when I couldn't help but keep visualizing him as the reader.

5 stars for the book itself, minus one for the reading


(4 stars)

Some of the readers did well. Some were terrible. I nearly quit before getting out of the prologue because of the first reader. I'm glad i didnt though. It was an exciting adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel and his friends!

Good story


(4 stars)

another good one by Baroness Orczy. Kudos to 2 of the readers, Lynn and Lila. also, last 2 chapters by Tony done very well. Unfortunately I can't really compliment the others. Bad pronunciations, robotic, expressionless and boring. too bad for such a good book

good story true to form


(5 stars)

The readers gave good performances at least and great ones at best. I prefer to listen to just one person read throughout the book, as it makes it easier to suspend by belief in reality. I would recommend this title.