Saturday, March 31, 2007

Anthony Hope – The Prisoner of Zenda (Audio)

Title: The Prisoner of Zenda
Author: Anthony Hope

Narrator: Andy Minter


First Published: 1894

Running time: 5hrs 42 mins 29 secs

Format: Audio Book

Rating: 6/10

Rudolph Rassendyll's life is interrupted by his unexpected and personal involvement in the affairs of Ruritania whilst travelling through the town of
Zenda. He is shortly on the way to Streslau, the capital, where he finds himself engaged in plans to rescue the imprisoned king.

The Prisoner of Zenda owes a lot to the likes of The Man in the Iron Mask and The Prince and the Pauper - not the kind of thing I'd usually go for, but it's enjoyable enough and the reader (Andy Minter) has an excellent voice for it - upper-class English with a slightly languid air (almost like the old guy from the Werther's Originals advert).

There's some derring-do, some swash-buckling and some romancing going on, as well as a royal plot that keeps things rolling nicely, and although it’s rather predictable, it’s still quite an enjoyable way to pass the time.


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