The Elusive Pimpernel by Emma Orczy audiobook

The Elusive Pimpernel

By Baroness Emma Orczy
Read by Johanna Ward

Blackstone Publishing

The Pimpernel Novels: Book 1908

9.05 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781470888435

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    ISBN: 9780786158058

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It’s the early days of the French Republic, and Robespierre’s revolutionaries find their wicked schemes repeatedly thwarted by the cunning and heroic Pimpernel—in reality, Sir Percival Blakeney. Now, Monsieur Chauvelin devises a dastardly plot to annihilate both Sir Percy and his beautiful wife Marguerite once and for all. Lured to France, where the entire town of Boulogne is being held hostage on their behalf, they seem to be hopelessly trapped. Set during the Reign of Terror, the rousing Pimpernel stories are precursors to such classic tales as Zorro—yet another hero in disguise. Expect more swashbuckling adventures in this thrilling sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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Summary

It’s the early days of the French Republic, and Robespierre’s revolutionaries find their wicked schemes repeatedly thwarted by the cunning and heroic Pimpernel—in reality, Sir Percival Blakeney. Now, Monsieur Chauvelin devises a dastardly plot to annihilate both Sir Percy and his beautiful wife Marguerite once and for all. Lured to France, where the entire town of Boulogne is being held hostage on their behalf, they seem to be hopelessly trapped.

Set during the Reign of Terror, the rousing Pimpernel stories are precursors to such classic tales as Zorro—yet another hero in disguise. Expect more swashbuckling adventures in this thrilling sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel in which intrigue, romance, and love go hand in hand.” New York Times
“Johanna Ward brings suspense and wit to this story of intrigue set in the days following the French Revolution…She makes good use of her native British and superb French accents to help create vivid and complex personalities. Ward’s great sense of mood and timing carry listeners through to the very end.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Baroness Emma Orczy

Author Bio: Baroness Emma Orczy

Baroness Emma Orczy (1865–1945) was born in Hungary, the daughter of a baron. Raised in wealth among the aristocracy, she determined to achieve success as a painter and illustrator before starting a writing career. She wrote in English, although she did not speak the language until she was fifteen, and she produced many short stories and detective novels. Her greatest success came with the historical adventure novel The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 9.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English