The Scarlet Pimpernel

Read by Karen Savage

(4.8 stars; 1773 reviews)

The classic story of Sir Percy Blakeney and his alter ego, the Scarlet Pimpernel. A great adventure, set during the French Revolution. (Summary by Karen Savage)

(7 hr 49 min)


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The Escape 19:10 Read by Karen Savage


a favorite classic

(5 stars)

This is the third or fourth time listening/reading this book. It is a cleverly and beautifully told story full of fantastic plots, daring characters, and true love, courage, and sacrifice. I would recommend it to any good reader and thinker. And the reader -- Karen Savage is the best reader I have ever heard. Her accents and intonations are beautiful and accurate. I can be never read Sir Percy without hearing her drawly, affected tones... Overall, a masterpiece!

great story

(5 stars)

I just love this story. It kept my attention from the very beginning through to the very end. The vivid details make it so easy to feel as though you're right there with the characters. Of course the wonderful reader helped with that too. Its suspenseful, somewhat sad, and absolutely hilarious at times. The writer did a wonderful job at slowly piecing the story together which allowed you to follow along and assemble the puzzle as it unfolded. I also liked that she doesn't come right out and say who the Scarlet Pimpernel is. She only implies and lets you figure it out along with Marguerite.

(2 stars)

I liked the audio but disliked the book. The first half or so of the book is quite exciting and stimulating; however, I found the second half quite dull and even ridiculous.The ending was a complete let down, unfortunately.

5 stars for Karen

(5 stars)

Another 5 stars for Karen Savage and her excellent reading/interpretation of The Scarlet Pimpernel. I already enjoyed three books read by her and looking forward for the next.

(5 stars)

I have never read this book but have seen the old movie which I loved. Karen the reader for this book did the most superb job. I can't express myself thoroughly on how much I loved listening to her as she differentiated the characters and brought everything to me as if I were reading it myself, only she was far better than I as I would have stumbled through the French (even in my though read in my head). She was expression and so eloquent in her delivery. I can not applaud her enough, I just want to hug her!

great reading

(5 stars)

Here on librivox I always give the stars to the reader and not the story, and this reader was perfect. I liked how nicely she pronounced the French words and her French accent was also convincing. The book is a light and easy romantic adventure story. I got through it but I couldn't care much about the characters. The affection of the main characters for each other seems to come out of nowhere. Our protagonist is apparently the cleverest woman in England but can't seem to figure out anything for herself. When things get intense she swoons, naturally.

(5 stars)

Karen Savage does an amazing job and has such a pleasant voice. Her words are clear. Her voices are distinguishable but not over done. I first heard her reading Anne of Green Gables. Since then, I’ve listened to several of her readings. I enjoyed Scarlett pimpernel this week because I specifically searched for readings by Karen Savage. Thank you so much for your time and effort on this and the many books you’re read here.

Great story, great history from the French Revolution

(5 stars)

Another exquisite reading by Karen Savage. How her incomparable accents enhanced this lively tale of a deadly mission gone extremely well! The twists and turns make the story impossible to put aside! Baroness Emma Orczy gives a wonderful exposure to the language patterns of 1792 in London, including zucks, zounds, faith and man as the ejaculations of that time! What fun!