The Scarlet Pimpernel
The classic story of the adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel in Revolutionary France.
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January 05, 2016
Well read with spirit and imagination.
April 06, 2014
Immensely enjoyable. Extremely well read.
January 11, 2014
Bravo! Excellent narrator. Terifically entertaining.
January 04, 2014
Slow and dull beginning, after chapter 7 I could not stop listening, beautifully written and the reader did great job.
January 02, 2014
Karen's narration was excellent. However, the book itself was very disappointing. Despite a good premise and a few well crafted passages, the novel was little more than okay creative writing. Lady Blakeney described as the cleverest and most beautiful woman etc etc in Europe, behaved more like a shallow, selfish, romantic idiot. Percy Blakeney's much lauded skills were simply told to us directly rather than being illustrated- much of the 'action' is given to us this way. Chauvelin and his men would make the Keystone cops look like an ace swot team. The central story is simply too full of holes to suspend the readers disbelief. The characters have no depth and the love story insincere. As pantomime it could get a pass grade with good music and dance. As literature it's historically interesting but ultimately fit only for the guillotine.
October 29, 2013
Wonderful narrator. Good story
October 05, 2013
Excellent book fantastic reader
June 25, 2013
I am glad I chose this as my first audio book wonderfuly narrated by Karen Savage, for me she brought the book to life. Thankyou
May 10, 2013
Karen Savage ... Thank you! You rock as a narrator!
May 07, 2013
Karen Savage is one of the finest audiobook narrators to whom I've ever listened. For her to lend her prodigious talents to a volunteer project speaks to her fine character. Now on to the Scarlet Pimpernel-unlike the films, the novel is told mostly from Lady Blakeney's point of view. It's not the swashbuckling adventure I expected it to be. However, I loved it. There's intrigue, you'll still hate Chauvelin, and finally, you'll wait breathlessly for Lord and Lady Blakeney to rekindle their grand passion. Wonderful novel and glorious narration!
February 16, 2013
Hearing the story told by Savage is a joy that makes four stars to this juvenile old adventure and love romance. Savage is unique in the interpretation with crystal clear English, full of tones, emotions and a French accent when needed. I recomend this listening for anyone that loves theater.
February 11, 2013
A fantastic story, brought to life by a gifted reader. Thank you Mademoiselle Savage for a giving us such a well articulated rendition of the SP.
February 09, 2013
Karen Savage is a wonderful narrator, i couldn't stop listening. Will look for more books read by her
January 25, 2013
Beautifully narrated, excellent French accent, thoroughly enjoyable.
January 21, 2013
Terrific narration. Loved the story. Excellent
October 12, 2012
Excellently read by Karen Savage. She brought the story to life. I enjoyed the story and reading so much I listened to 2 other books in this series also read by Karen. Highly recommended!
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June 29, 2012
This was my first audiobook and Karen Savage brought to life....excellent
June 25, 2012
Great story. Even better read by Karen Savage who brings it to life. Don't miss this one.
April 13, 2012
Very well read, really enjoyed this, hugely entertaining story, much much better than the many film interpretations. Laughed out loud which scared other people in the eaiting room!
March 13, 2012
Great book read well!!
Blair N Donna Kelley
February 23, 2012
Terrific story and VERY well read! Will probably listen to it again!
February 11, 2012
Wonderfully clearly and articulately read! Great accents. Perfect in every way!
February 08, 2012
Wonderfully written historical piece with a great twist at the end
February 03, 2012
Wonderful story, beautifully read.
January 14, 2012
Excellent romance and intrigue. Very well read!
December 20, 2011
Beautifully read, with verve and excitement. The English accents were superb, the Standard American narration clear, and the French spot on! Loved it!
September 29, 2011
The reader is absolutely wonderful. She makes this superbly written book a winning combination.
September 28, 2011
Excellent!! Savage once again absorbs the listener through her perfect interpretation. Wonderful story, reader, absolute joy! Should all books be this entertaining, what need of TV. Sequel "El Dorado", also read by Savage, is a must listen too as well!!
August 02, 2011
One of my favorite stories with a wonderful reader who has a beautiful accent to complement the book. This book is the classic foundation for every regency era romance novel written today. Glad to have it on audio since my paperback copy is falling apart!!!