The Scarlet Pimpernel
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)
|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|
A Pleasant Surprise
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!
suspense & adventure
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!
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!!
Well read, classic book
A classic story fantastcally well read. Captures the voices, characters, and tone if thw story extremely well. And the story itself is an excellent work that can begin to introduce the reader to one of the darker times in France's history while maintaining a suspense and a whimsical hope throughout.
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!
The Start of a beautiful friendship
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.
Fantastic book and reading!
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.
Just brilliant! j'ai tout compris! ;)
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.