The Scarlet Pimpernel

24 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164 ratings

The Scarlet Pimpernel Publisher's Summary

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.

Public Domain (P)1983 Jimcin Recordings
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  • Book 0

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  • Book 0.1

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  • Book 1

    • 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 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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 Orczy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 837
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 842

    "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: Stephen Crossly
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    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: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • nostalgic

    • By theamazingcatherine on 07-29-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 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 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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 Orczy
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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

    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    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

    • By: Emmuska Orczy
    • Narrated by: Harriet Stevens
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Rumor has it that the Scarlet Pimpernel has super powers which aid him in evading capture along with his team of men. The Scarlet Pimpernel lives a double life, one as an English aristocrat, wealthy, and popular among society's elite, and another at night when he becomes a superhero and master of disguise to the French nobles he has vowed to save. To others, such as the revolutionists, he is something darker, and dangerous - a vigilante who must be captured and stopped at once.

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    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • By: Emmuska Orczy
    • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good book. Sub-par reading

    • By Adam Arnesen on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $2.79

    • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • I Will Repay

    • By: Baroness Emma Orczy
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    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

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  • Book 4

    • The Elusive Pimpernel

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

    "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 Elusive Pimpernel

    • By: Baroness Orczy
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 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

  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

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  • Book 8

    • 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 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    "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

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