Zorro

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 146 ratings

The Mark of Zorro Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Classic, 2013

Originally serialized, this exciting adventure story achieved immortal fame thanks to the Douglas Fairbanks film of the same name - a cinematic triumph that inspired author Johnston McCulley to dedicate the book release to Fairbanks. It has since seen numerous film and other adaptations, including Blackstone Audio’s full-cast audio drama produced by the renowned Yuri Rasovsky and featuring the voice talents of Val Kilmer.

1820s California, in a bygone era of sprawling haciendas and haughty caballeros, suffers beneath the whip of oppression. Missions are pillaged, native peasants are abused, and innocent men and women are persecuted by the corrupt governor and his army. But a champion of freedom rides the highways. His identity hidden behind a mask, the laughing outlaw Zorro defies the tyrant’s might. A deadly marksman and a demon swordsman, his flashing blade strikes down those who exploit the poor and oppressed.

First published in 1919, The Mark of Zorro remains a paradigm of swashbuckling adventure and a popular novel to this day.

Johnston McCulley (1883–1958), a one-time police reporter, was the author of hundreds of stories, fifty novels, plus numerous screenplays for film and television. He was also the creator of the character Zorro.

Public Domain (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Mark of Zorro

    • By: Johnston McCulley
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1820s California, in a bygone era of sprawling haciendas and haughty caballeros, suffers beneath the whip of oppression. Missions are pillaged, native peasants are abused, and innocent men and women are persecuted by the corrupt governor and his army. But a champion of freedom rides the highways. His identity hidden behind a mask, the laughing outlaw Zorro defies the tyrant’s might. A deadly marksman and a demon swordsman, his flashing blade strikes down those who exploit the poor and oppressed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming!

    • By S. Wells on 02-22-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Mark of Zorro

    • By: Johnston McCulley
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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    Cabballero. Patriot. Vigilante. Follow the swashbuckling adventures of Zorro, as he metes out his own brand of justice against the tyrannical opressors of young California. This charismatic reading is sure to please young and old alike!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Zorro

    • By Jonathon Horel on 06-28-18

    Regular price: $8.39

    • The Mark of Zorro

    • By: Johnston McCulley
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    The heroic and honorable Zorro, an ace with a whip and a demon with a sword, fights for the poor and oppressed - a far cry from the effete young aristocrat Don Diego, who spends his days reading poetry and dreaming of the beautiful Lolita Pulido. When Lolita's family faces ruin and accusations of treason, Zorro must step in to save her family and her honor. But who is this masked caballero?

    Regular price: $29.39

  • Book 2

    • The Further Adventures of Zorro

    • By: Johnston McCulley
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    The swashbuckling sequel to The Mark of Zorro (The Curse of Capistrano), The Further Adventures of Zorro sees the daring hero out for revenge once more. After Captain Ramon kidnaps the beautiful Lolita Pulido, Zorro takes to the seas and battles pirates in a bid to win her back. Swordfights, death traps, and disastrously tight corners await him. But it is never much more than a challenge as the gallant caballero laughs in the face of danger - nothing can faze him.

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 3

    • Zorro Rides Again

    • By: Johnston McCulley
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Reina de los Angeles is being terrorized by a masked swordsman who marks the faces of his victims with Zorro's trademark Z. But is this the real Zorro? The governor of California offers a reward for the capture of Don Diego Vega (who is known to have previously been Zorro) dead or alive, while an army - led by the ruthless Captain Rocha - is in hot pursuit of the outlaw. Assisted by a coterie of allies and the native Cocopah tribe, Don Diego seeks to establish his innocence and unmask the evil imposter.

    Regular price: $20.29

  • Book 4

    • The Sign of Zorro

    • By: Johnston McCulley
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Once again, the intrepid Zorro fights for justice! In the fourth of Naxos AudioBooks' Zorro titles, our hero's assistance is sought when the devious Pedro Morelos threatens the fortune of a wealthy heir, Vicente Canchola. Morelos hatches a plot to kidnap the Governor of California and extort profitable trade concessions from him. Zorro overhears this, but will he be able to foil the evil scheme, and stop the Canchola estate from falling into the wrong hands?

    Regular price: $24.49