While incognito, he becomes both a wildly popular actor and a firebrand of the Revolution. His vow to avenge his friend's murder leads him deeper into the political intrigues that surround the Revolution, and to a position of power. But there are secrets to be revealed that will stun all of Paris.
One of the best historical romances of all time, Scaramouche was a best seller upon its original publication in the U.S. in 1921.
(P)1996 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"All in all, this 'sheer knight-errantry' is a marvelous entertainment." (Kirkus Reviews)
Scaramouche is a totally satisfying story in the tradition of Dumas ("Three Musketeers") and Hugo ("Les Miserables") by a an author who may not be as well read today as he deserves. Excellent story, excellent performance. Every Sabatini book that I have read is fun.
Settle into your favorite chair beside the fire and surrender yourself to a whirlwind adventure, filled with characters you will grow to care about and truly like. I absolutely loved this story and the narrator is superb!
Where do I begin?
For those who enjoy historical romance/adventure/fiction, it simply does not get better.
Furthermore, Simon Vance has no equal, and it shows in his presentation of this masterpiece.
Rev Reja Joy Green ~ Omaha, NE USA
This is perhaps the BEST audio book I have ever listened to. I just wish the author were around so I could congratulate him on this brilliant work of art. Credit must also be given to the narrator, whose amazing talent for expressing all of the various characters makes this read exceptional. In fact, the narrator is SCARAMOUCHE!! [Once you listen to this audio book, you'll know what I mean! ] The author [and the narrator] paint a tableau of France during the Revolution AND develop the characters so exquisitely that the tableau comes to life. I listen to audio books while I walk and this one made me laugh out-loud and brought tears to my eyes as well. It is extremely well written and artfully read aloud. BRAVO!
This is such a fun story to listen to. It is also an old movie if you ever get a chance to watch it after you listen to the book you will enjoy both!
Former steelworker from Buffalo NY retired after 40 yrs. as a Registered Nurse. Viet Vet, did a lot of theater in HS... e-Clectic for sure
The classic scoundrel hiding from the law and in plain sight as an actor. I loved this tale just because it was so engaging. You know the type where you are deep in the story before you even know you've committed to read it. Characters we know from the panacea of movies that smile and wave good bye, then reappear reborn as another ruse. Bravo! Bravo!..
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
Hollywood made this story so much better, although totally different. The book is OK, but Scaramouche is just to good. Able to act, sword fight and play politics with ease. Nothing is too difficult for him to take up. We need some flaws and struggle for his character to overcome. Not the best of stories.
If you liked 3 Musketeers (which I did) you might like this almost as well. Start with the other, and then get this if you have a yearning for more romantic, swashbuckling adventure.
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
This book was funning and charming and surprisingly modern. I really enjoyed the story and the narrator.
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