I Will Repay

Read by Annie Kirkpatrick

(4.2 stars; 292 reviews)

This is a sequel novel to the Scarlet Pimpernel. The second Pimpernel book written by Orczy, it comes (chronologically) third in the series and should be read after Sir Percy Leads the Band and before The Elusive Pimpernel.(Summary by Wikipedia)

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
(5 hr 39 min)


Prologue Part 1 16:00 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Prologue Part 2 15:13 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 1 - Paris: 1793 The Outrage 15:27 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 2 - Citizen-Deputy 11:24 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 3 - Hospitality 8:55 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 4 - The Faithful House-dog and Chapter 5 - A Day in the Woods 17:50 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 6 -The Scarlet Pimpernel 10:57 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 7 - A Warning and Chapter 8 - Anne Mie 16:03 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 9 - Jealousy and Chapter 10 - Denunciation 15:09 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 11 - "Vengeance is mine" 15:09 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 12 - The sword of Damocles 21:08 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 13 - Tangled Meshes and Chapter 14 - A happy moment 14:21 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 15 - Detected and Chapter 16 - Under arrest 22:17 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 17 - Attonement and Chapter 18 - The Luxembourg Prison 13:44 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 19 - Complexities and Chapter 20 - The Cheval Borgne 21:31 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 21 - A Jacobin orator and Chatper 22 - The close of day 24:51 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 23 - Justice and Chapter 24 - The trial of Juliette 18:29 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 25 - The defence and Chapter 26 - Sentence of death 20:50 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 27 - The Fructidor Riots and Chapter 28 - The unexpected 20:41 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick
Chapter 29 - Père Lachaise and Chapter 30 - Conclusion 19:34 Read by Annie Kirkpatrick


So happy to read another Scarlet Pimpernel!

(4 stars)

I am very glad I didn't let such poor ratings dissuade me from giving this audiobook a chance! There are 16 books related to and containing the stories of the Scarlet Pimpernel, everyone's favorite dandy hero, and it's wonderful to have access to more of them! This book was very interesting, focusing on the setting of the book series, painting an interesting world in which the scarlet pimpernel must cleverly work through. The reader does a mostly clear rendering(far out shining many amateur readers here where background noises, echoes, and interference plague many recordings) and graciously does it solo. To tend to the complaints: Indeed the reader does not manage the French as well as the other reader, Ms.Savage(another reader), but I felt the effort was put forth. The fast pace reading seems to be only present in Prologue part I, and the moments of repetition only seem to occur at some points early in the book. Overall I felt the reader did quite well.

listen quickly

(3 stars)

"I will Repay" is another great Scarlet pimpernel tale. Annie is a fast reader which makes the prologue; therefore, extremely difficult to understand if you are from the South, like me, where we talk much slower. You can tell that she is trying to slow herself down as she reads further into the book. Her voice gets hoarse a few times and there are some repitious phrases, like she forgot where she stopped but overall, the story is so great that it is still worth listening to. I am reminded that we are not professionals here but volunteers trying to help others. Thank you, Annie for the effort.

well read

(3.5 stars)

it's not as professional as Karen Savage, but it is well read. you can adjust the reading speed if ot bothers you. my only issue was a slight background noise, tolerable even unnoticed when played through the phones speakers, but irritating when using my headphones.

(3 stars)

Great story. Narrator has a few stumbles in the prologues, but improves greatly after the first few chapters

Interesting but marred by the reading

(3 stars)

The story was Baroness Orzcy's usual formula but the historical parts were interesting. However, it was hard to listen to because of the reader's mispronunciation of French words and names. We can't expect all readers to know French pronunciation but some of her interpretations were so ludicrous that it was a struggle to keep reading.


(4.5 stars)

the book was pretty interesting and the reader did a good job (though I slowed down the playback some)

Bravo from Borneo

(5 stars)

Excellent novel! Baroness Orczy reveals the true horror of life for both the elite and the poor during the 'Reign of Terror' that was the first year of the French Revolution. Set within this historical backdrop is a story of romance that must overcome a deep commitment for revenge. There is great depth in the writing and the main characters are developed in quite detail and with many layers. Interestingly, the Scarlet Pimpernel is not the main focus this time, but this works well within the overall storyline. The narrator sets off in the Preface like a greyhound out of its box. But, by the opening chapter, she settles into a more respectable canter (to really mix my metaphors) and from there on does a good job. Now, on to the next SP novel. Nice!

(3.5 stars)

I agree with other reviews that the reader does not equal the skill of Karen Savage but the story follows the Scarlett Pimpernel and is a good one, not to be missed. Librivox allows you to adjust the speed of the reader, menu at top right, it helps to slow this reader down! This reading is far far better than the awful books read in single chapters by different readers, those books are truly difficult to finish.