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    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: Stephen Crossly
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    The French Revolution is at the height of its fury. Daily, hundreds of aristocratic heads fall from the guillotine. Emotions run high, and anyone suspected of sympathy toward the nobility is in mortal danger. Only one man is daring enough to lead a small band against popular opinion - the Scarlet Pimpernel. Using masterful disguises and clever strategies, the Scarlet Pimpernel smuggles noblemen and women from France to safety in England. His success is a thorn in the side of the Revolution. As he vanishes from each escapade, he leaves no trace behind except an image of the colorful flower that is his emblem.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great classic to listen to!

    • By Marydee on 08-12-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 958
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 773

    "Who is this man, this Scarlet Pimpernel?" Each day this question grew more pressing to the leaders of the French Revolution. Only this man and his band of followers threatened their total power. Only this maddeningly elusive figure defied the vast network of fanatics, informers, and secret agents that the Revolution spread out to catch its enemies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read/good listen

    • By Jaime on 04-25-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Welcome to the French Revolution, where a dashing English aristocrat risks his life to enter France and save innocents from the guillotine.

    The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a secret society of English aristocrats who are determined to rescue their French counterparts from execution. Their leader is the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel, whose name comes from the drawing of a red flower he uses to sign his messages.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great Performance, Awful Production

    • By John on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $8.39

    • The Scarlet Pimpernel [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Paris: September 1792. At the West Barricade, the bloody guillotine continues her ghastly work. And word has gotten round that the mischievous Englishman who delights at ferrying off French aristocrats to England is somewhere among them. For today, the Citoyen Fouquier-Tinville, on his way to the Committee of Public Safety, received another enigmatic calling card. It was signed with a symbol of a red flower - the mark of the Scarlet Pimpernel.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes Nostalgia Comes Up Short

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-24-17

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In the year 1792, Sir Percy and Lady Marguerite Blakeney are the darlings of British society---he is known as one of the wealthiest men in England and a dimwit; she is French, a stunning former actress, and "the cleverest woman in Europe"---and they find themselves at the center of a deadly political intrigue.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story

    • By Suzanne Peterson on 11-24-15

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    The Scarlet Pimpernel makes daring raid after daring raid into the heart of France to save aristocrats condemned to the guillotine. At each rescue, he leaves his calling card: a small, blood-red flower--a pimpernel--mocking the power of Robespierre and his Committee of Public Safety.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Narration

    • By Jen on 07-29-16

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Classic Railway Murders

    • By: Baroness Orczy, Maurice Leblanc, Victor Whitechurch, and others
    • Narrated by: Patrick Malahide
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    An original and entertaining selection of crime stories all committed on the railways. Authors include Baroness Orczy (most famous for The Scarlet Pimpernel) and Maurice Leblanc (most famous for Arsene Lupin.)

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable and entertaining

    • By Farwan House Variety Store on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $10.32

    • The Elusive Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: Helen Stainer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    "The Elusive Pimpernel" is a historical spy adventure from "The Scarlet Pimpernel" Series: It is September 1793 and French Agent and chief spy-catcher Chauvelin travels to England as an official representative of the French government tasked with looking after the interests of French citizens, but this is only a cover and his real purpose is to trick Sir Percy Blakeney into returning to France, where he can be captured and put to the guillotine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Peggy on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $7.46

    • The Dublin Mystery

    • By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Baroness Emmuska Orczy was a Hungarian-born British novelist, who gained fame as a writer for The Scarlet Pimpernel. She also created an archetype of popular mystery fiction: the armchair detective, as exemplified by "The Old Man in the Corner", a sleuth who is never mentioned by name and but who solves cases simply by "thinking them through", while leaving the gathering of evidence to others. "The Dublin Mystery" is one of the best of these stories.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Falls Flat

    • By Douglas on 09-30-09

    Regular price: $4.95

    • I Will Repay

    • By: Baroness Emma Orczy
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    It has been 10 years since Juliette de Marny's father asked her to swear revenge upon Deroulede for the death of her brother in a duel. At last, she finds herself in Deroulede's house, with an easy opportunity to betray him to the citizens of France for conspiring against the people. But Juliette realizes, too late, that she is in love with Deroulede.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • When Orczy is at her best...

    • By Douglas on 10-02-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel's daring rescues of French nobility from the threat of the guillotine and the evil Chauvelin's efforts to track him down are all part of the intrigue in this swashbuckling adventure.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Great Classic Mysteries

    • Thirteen Unabridged Stories
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Kim Hicks, Simon Vance, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Enjoy the great detectives of the Golden Age of classic mysteries in this unique collection of audio whodunits. Newly recorded for this original anthology, the crimes, criminals, and sleuths depicted here set the standard for decades to come, and remain as entertaining today as they were when first published. Fantastic narrators including Simon Prebble, Kate Fenton, Bill Wallace, and Robert Fass breathe new life into these stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best mystery anthology I've heard

    • By Linda on 06-15-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A brand-new, unabridged recording of Baroness Orczy's classic tale of adventure, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. Paris, 1792. The Terror has begun. Every day, scores of the French nobility are delivered to the guillotine. Trapped in the capital, they have no way of escape. But rumours abound of a league of young English gentlemen who are risking their lives to spirit French aristocrats away to safety across the Channel. Led by a man known only as the 'Scarlet Pimpernel', they leave no trace behind them save a single note.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • El Dorado (The Scarlet Pimpernel 10)

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: Helen Stainer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    "El Dorado" is a historical spy adventure from "The Scarlet Pimpernel" series. The story is set in Paris, in 1794, the time after the French Revolution and the guillotine horrors. The plot begins when Sir Percy, the Scarlet Pimpernel, reluctantly agrees to take Armand St. Just, brother of his wife, Marguerite, with him to France as part of a plan to rescue the young Dauphin. Percy warns Armand not to renew any friendships while in Paris.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • great book - inexperienced narrator

    • By JONATHAN on 09-12-17

    Regular price: $7.12

    • The Elusive Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    In this sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sir Percy Blakeney's arch-enemy travels to England in pursuit of the impudent enemy of the French Republic. Monsieur Chauvelin devises a dastardly plot to annihilate, once and for all, both Sir Percy and his beautiful wife, Marguerite. Lured to France, where the entire town of Boulogne is held hostage on their behalf, they seem to be hopelessly trapped. Will the Scarlet Pimpernel prevail?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The difficult second album.......

    • By Ian on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $19.57

    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • Retro Audio
    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: Leslie de Howard, Olivia Havilland
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Starring Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland - Leslie Howard plays Sir Percy Blakeney, and 18th century English aristocrat. Based on the novel by Baroness Orczy, follow the adventures of him as he leads a double life working as part of an underground effort to free French nobles from the reign of terror of Robespierre!! One of the classic Radio Theatre Productions you will want to listen to over and over again!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We seek him everywhere~golden age Radio~5STAR

    • By Molly on 08-12-14

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Lady Molly of Scotland Yard

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: Victoria Bradley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    "Lady Molly of Scotland Yard" is a collection of short stories about Molly Robertson-Kirk, an early fictional female detective. First published in 1910, Orczy's female detective was the precursor of the lay sleuth who relies on brains rather than brawn. As well as being one of the first novels to feature a female detective as the main character, Orczy's outstandingly successful police officer preceded her real life female counterparts by a decade.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Great Classic Mysteries II

    • Fourteen Unabridged Tales
    • By: Mark Twain, Davina Porter, Jacques Futrelle, and others
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne, Mauro Hantman, Davia Porter, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Fourteen mysteries to test your inner sleuth! This collection includes "The Stolen White Elephant" by Mark Twain, narrated by Mauro Hantman; "The Fenchurch Street Mystery" by Baroness Orczy, narrated by Davina Porter; "Problem of the Superfluous Finger" by Jacques Futrelle, narrated by Stephen R. Thorne; "The Blue Sequin" by R. Austin Freeman, narrated by Simon Vance; "An Intangible Clue" by Anna Katharine Green, narrated by Angela Brazil; and "The Oblong Box" by Edgar Allan Poe, narrated by Mauro Hantman, among others.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    A blood-red flower is his calling card, daring rescues are his mission. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a daring English aristocrat who rescues French nobles from death at the hands of Madame Guillotine, patron saint of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. This popular romantic adventure is filled with skin-of-the-teeth escapes and spine-tingling intrigue. It is presented here in unabridged form so you won't miss a moment of swashbuckling suspense.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's up to the Narrator

    • By Ashley on 11-04-10

    Regular price: $16.10

    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In 1792, during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, an English aristocrat known to be an ineffectual fop is actually a master of disguises who, with a small band of dedicated friends, undertakes dangerous missions to save members of the French nobility from the guillotine.

    Regular price: $13.96

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