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Publisher's Summary

Set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution... The title character represents the original "hero with a secret identity" that inspired subsequent literary creations such as Don Diego de la Vega (El Zorro) and Bruce Wayne (the Batman). The popularity of the novel encouraged Orczy to write a number of sequels for her "reckless daredevil" over the next 35 years. The original play was performed to great acclaim in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain, while the novel was translated into 16 languages. Subsequently, the story has been adapted for television, film, a musical, and other media.
Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media
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By Adam Arnesen on 07-08-16

Good book. Sub-par reading

Enjoyed the story very much. Don't get this version if you want to listen in a car though. The reader's voice volume fluctuates wildly and often she whispers and is difficult to hear.

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By breklyn froerer on 04-15-15

Wonderful

Love this book, it was read beautifully! Lots of emotion, inflection, and tones to distinguish different characters which helps to really get into the story!

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By cath haye on 07-07-14

atmospheric

What made the experience of listening to The Scarlet Pimpernel the most enjoyable?

It rolled along very well and drew you in.

What did you like best about this story?

It was very engaging and atmospheric.

Any additional comments?

Diction was very clear and easy to listen to but pronunciation of French words was not always accurate. I'm not a French speaker but I'm sure 'cure with an accent' (for curate) is not pronounced 'cure'.

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By K. A. Newton on 06-05-13

An old favourite.

I am not reviewing the story - it has been read by so many people for so many years.

I enjoyed listening to the book very much but the narrator speaks very quickly with a French accent. After a while she slowed down just a little.

I found that words ran together so much as they were being read that a person to whom English was a second language would find it difficult to comprehend as the sentences were spoken.

The lady narrator had a nice speaking voice and did put emotion and feeling into her speech but this was spoilt by the speed she used.

I like to do other things while my ears listen to narrators but with this book I had to concentrate hard and this book therefore was a "sitting down and just listening" audio book.

If someone had to read this book for a project or similar it would be fine to listen to while their eyes followed the words printed on the page as we all read with our eyes faster than we normally listen.

I will admit here that I did not listen to the sample that Audible put at our disposal perhaps I should have done.

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