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The Prisoner of Zenda

Anthony Hope

The ultimate escapist adventure story, The Prisoner of Zenda transports the listener into a bygone era, awash with swashbuckling heroism, cunning plots and courtly love. The popularity of Hope’s tale of intrigue was such that it spawned an entirely new genre known as the ‘Ruritanian romance’. When the King of Ruritania is kidnapped, the onus falls on a British tourist, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the King, to stand in for him and to avert disaster by coming to his rescue. The frequent replays of the film with Ronald Colman and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. testify to the continuing popularity of this evergreen adventure. Andrew Pugsley’s reading captures the excitement and the momentum.

The ultimate escapist adventure story, The Prisoner of Zenda transports the listener into a bygone era, awash with swashbuckling heroism, cunning plots and courtly love. The popularity of Hope’s tale of intrigue was such that it spawned an entirely new genre known as the ‘Ruritanian romance’. When the King of Ruritania is kidnapped, the onus falls on a British tourist, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the King, to stand in for him and to avert disaster by coming to his rescue. The frequent replays of the film with Ronald Colman and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. testify to the continuing popularity of this evergreen adventure. Andrew Pugsley’s reading captures the excitement and the momentum.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

The ultimate escapist adventure story, The Prisoner of Zenda transports the listener into a bygone era, awash with swashbuckling heroism, cunning plots and courtly love. The popularity of Hope’s tale of intrigue was such that it spawned an entirely new genre known as the ‘Ruritanian romance’. When the King of Ruritania is kidnapped, the onus falls on a British tourist, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the King, to stand in for him and to avert disaster by coming to his rescue. The frequent replays of the film with Ronald Colman and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. testify to the continuing popularity of this evergreen adventure. Andrew Pugsley’s reading captures the excitement and the momentum.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andrew Pugsley

Length:

5h 29m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:56


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:25


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:51


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:24


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:57