The Mark of Zorro

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Product Number: DD2102
Released: Apr 01, 2011
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ISBN: #9781441728890
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Based on Johnston McCulley's The Curse of Capistrano first published in 1919 by pulp magazine All-Story Weekly Set in Los Angeles during the era of early nineteenth century Colonial Spanish California, the story introduces us to wealthy, young aristocrat Don Diego de la Vega, son of the richest ranchero in the country. Don Diego is an idler who has never concerned himself with more than the cut of his clothes. Unlike other full-blooded youths of his age, he presents himself as a fop, lacking in vigor, vitality, and strength. But Vega's timorous reputation is merely a mask to conceal his alter ego-El Zorro. As Zorro, dressed in black and wearing a mask, he is transformed into a cunning swordsman who fearlessly pulls off dashing and daring escapades in his quest to avenge the helpless, aid the poor and oppressed, and punish cruel officials. Deemed an outlaw by California's corrupt governor, he is ever-hunted by the Commandante of La Reina de Los Angeles, Capitan RamOn, and his henchman, Sergeant Pedro Gonzalez. Forced to find a wife or lose his inheritance, Diego sets off to romance the fiery, outspoken Lolita Pulido, the most beautiful seNorita in Los Angeles. Unimpressed with Diego's passionless efforts to win her affections, Lolita finds herself attracted to the dashing and courageous Zorro. With the Pulido family having been impoverished by the corrupt governor, her father would see her married to the rich Don Diego. At the same time, the nobly born, but morally dissolute, Captain RamOn has also taken an interest in the fair seNorita, making matters worse. As tensions heighten between Ramon and the Pulido family and pursuit of the masked avenger intensifies, Zorro leaves his mark on those who would perpetrate injustice. The Mark of Zorro, masterfully adapted into a full-cast audio drama by the award-winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear especially for Blackstone Audio, is an exciting, action packed, swashbuckling adventure that will have listeners on the edge of their seats.

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The Mark of Zorro
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Author(s): Johnston McCulley
Narrator(s): Bill Homewood
Product Number DD46515
Released: Sep 03, 2019
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ISBN: #9781094013794
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Author(s): Johnston McCulley
Narrator(s): Bill Homewood
Product Number DD24219
Released: May 01, 2016
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Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781781980156
eAudio
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ISBN: #9781481545525
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Author(s): Johnston McCulley
Narrator(s): Armando Duran
Product Number Z100098042
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781483083094
eBook
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Author(s): Johnston McCulley
Product Number EB00401294
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101007365
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Author(s): Johnston McCulley
Product Number EB00638902
Released: Mar 15, 2016
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504034623

Professional reviews

"Cunning, suave, fearless, and a friend to the poor, the masked El Zorro first appeared in the pulp magazine ALL-STORY WEEKLY in 1919. This sparkling full-cast audio adaptation of the original short story, "The Curse of Capistrano," provides the sounds of plenty of swords clashing and bullets ricocheting. Where the real sparks fly is in the wonderfully honed playful dialogue, performed by an A-List Hollywood cast. Val Kilmer uses subtle vocal changes to play both the aristocratic idler Don Diego de la Vega and Diego's alter ego--the dashing El Zorro, who easily bests the villainous and foolish Captain Ramon and Sergeant Gonzalez, played with great energy by Keith Szarabajka and Meshach Taylor. But Zorro is no match for the stinging words of the lovely, proud Lolita Pulido, played with fiery grace by Ruth Livier. Good-natured fun. B.P. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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