The Scarlet Pimpernel


Read by Karen Savage

(4.8 stars; 792 reviews)

The classic story of Sir Percy Blakeney and his alter ego, the Scarlet Pimpernel. A great adventure, set during the French Revolution. (Summary by Karen Savage)

(7 hr 49 min)

Chapters

Paris: September, 1792 15:45 Read by Karen Savage
Dover: "The Fisherman's Rest" 18:18 Read by Karen Savage
The Refugees 14:10 Read by Karen Savage
The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel 15:05 Read by Karen Savage
Marguerite 10:45 Read by Karen Savage
An Exquisite of '92 18:44 Read by Karen Savage
The Secret Orchard 12:04 Read by Karen Savage
The Accredited Agent 21:42 Read by Karen Savage
The Outrage 11:56 Read by Karen Savage
In the Opera Box 27:09 Read by Karen Savage
Lord Grenville's Ball 11:32 Read by Karen Savage
The Scrap of Paper 15:24 Read by Karen Savage
Either - - Or? 4:47 Read by Karen Savage
One O'Clock Precisely 15:09 Read by Karen Savage
Doubt 10:10 Read by Karen Savage
Richmond 27:24 Read by Karen Savage
Farewell 12:56 Read by Karen Savage
The Mysterious Device 8:25 Read by Karen Savage
The Scarlet Pimpernel 16:56 Read by Karen Savage
The Friend 12:12 Read by Karen Savage
Suspense 14:31 Read by Karen Savage
Calais 17:34 Read by Karen Savage
Hope 12:26 Read by Karen Savage
The Death-Trap 12:38 Read by Karen Savage
The Eagle and the Fox 15:12 Read by Karen Savage
The Jew 15:43 Read by Karen Savage
On the Track 13:41 Read by Karen Savage
The Pere Blanchard's Hut 16:53 Read by Karen Savage
Trapped 9:01 Read by Karen Savage
The Schooner 21:45 Read by Karen Savage
The Escape 19:10 Read by Karen Savage

Reviews

Spellbound!!

(5 stars)

I had never read this historical fiction novel and thought it might be somewhat interesting but maybe a little hard to understand. Although I didn't understand all the French phrases following the story line was no problem and I became very absorbed in the story and could hardly quit listening. I highly recommend both this book and the reader!!

suspense & adventure

(5 stars)

I started out listening to the dramatic reading version of this book. but gave up because the audio quality was bad. so I figured I would try this version of the book, all read by one person. and a fantastic job she did! I am so glad, because this was a very good story. yes u can figure things out as it goes, but u still sit there and wonder what will happen to lady Blakely and listen intensely as the plot thickens. wonderfully written tale and again, a great job by the reader!

The Start of a beautiful friendship

(5 stars)

It is always wonderful to stumble upon a new well written book series, even better when the reader can tackle English to French with such immaculate fluency. These books have mystery, heroics, comedy, the best DANDY, and an interesting historical setting. Karen Savage does the works such justice! A few of the other books are read by others, hopefully you won't be the type to insult their well above average work just because we've been spoiled with Karen.

A Pleasant Surprise

(5 stars)

Having enjoyed several books read by Karen Savage, I knew that this would be a story worth listening to. I was not familiar with the story ( apparently from have lived under a rock), and enjoyed it immensely! A bit of catching up on general history, some nice period details, a fairly strong and admirable woman character, and a clever bunch of characters over all. Very nice! Thank you!

Fantastic book and reading!

(5 stars)

this is a wonderful example of some of the fascinating stories written about this period of history during the reign of terror in France. The story is excellent and the reading is superb. Karen did an absolute stellar performance of all of the book keeping the pace quick and engaging and the intonations and pronunciations spot on.

(5 stars)

I’ve been a fan of the Scarlet Pimpernel since I was little; my mom and I watched the movies and when I got my first kindle I started reading the books, so I’d already read this one when I found LibriVox. I love listening to Karen’s reading when I’m relaxing with my yarn and knitting needles (yes, I’m an old soul in a 20 year old’s body). Her pronunciation of the French words is really good and she reads at an even tempo. I hope one of the big audio book companies spots her. She’s a very talented reader

Just brilliant! j'ai tout compris! ;)

(5 stars)

I understood everything! And as a French woman I must say I was happy to listen to a story about these "maudits aristos"! The book is really well read which made it easy to follow, the tone is just right and the speed perfect! Je recommande ce livre car il est très bien lu et facile à suivre.

Great reading!

(5 stars)

This was a very enjoyable, professional sounding reading. Karen Savage has a crisp, expressive voice and really gives it her all. It's almost like having Merle Oberon reading it to you. (Odd--none of the people I know from Waco sound like that...) I'm fairly new here, but The Scarlet Pimpernel is the best audiobook I've listened to on librivox so far. Thank you very much, Karen Savage!