The Mark of Zorro

CD - unabridged
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: DD24219
Released: May 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781781980156
Narrator/s: Bill Homewood
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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Description

A thrill-a minute ride set in the days of Spanish colonialism in California, where thugs and greedy tyrants try to wrest every penny from peasants . . . and the one hero who defends the common man is the mysterious masked stranger who calls himself Zorro--The Fox! The first Zorro story appeared as a 5-part serial in All-Story Weekly, a famous American pulp fiction magazine, starting in the August 9, 1919 issue. In a case of fortunate timing, Douglas Fairbanks, the silent movie star, was in the process of trying to change his image at the time, and he chose Zorro as his next starring role. In 1920, when the romantic swashbuckler debuted, it set movie box office records. Riot police had to disperse the huge crowds that showed up at the New York opening. Zorro entered the public consciousness and is now a part of popular culture, the same as such heroes as Superman, Tarzan, and The Lone Ranger. The rest is history.

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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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ISBN: #9781441728890
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
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483083094
eBook
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Author(s): Johnston McCulley
Product Number EB00798175
Released: Dec 04, 2019
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Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: #9780486815176
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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
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Author(s): Johnston McCulley
Product Number EB00835995
Released: Oct 09, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781649740151

Professional reviews

"Narrator Bill Homewood gives his voice a hint of a Spanish accent and more than a hint of melodrama as he narrates Johnston McCulley's classic tale. Listeners first meet Zorro on an ominous "evil night" as he confronts the authorities in the pueblo that will someday be modern Los Angeles. Today's audience likely already knows that Zorro is the "lifeless" noble Don Diego, but the familiarity of the story works well with Homewood's narration. Listeners can thrill to the fight scenes, be amused at Don Diego's courting attempts, and look on as Zorro romances the same woman, the second time more successfully. In the end, it's certain that Zorro will right the wrongs and win the lady's heart. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine"