Here’s Zorro in his fabulous first novel! It’s got short, exciting chapters and features an effeminate Don Diego de la Vega (that’s Zorro’s secret alter ego) in his very first adventure! Narrator Barry Eads throws every voice he’s got at the book, and you know what? It works pretty well!
Never having read any of the Zorro books before, I was surprised to see exactly how oddly faithful George Hamilton’s version of Zorro was to the original material!
The Curse Of Capistrano (#1 in the Zorro series)
By Johnston McCulley; Read by Barry Eads
39 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 6 Hours 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: September 1, 2010
The Curse of Capistrano by Johnston McCulley is the first work to feature the fictional character Zorro (zorro is the Spanish word for fox). The story was later republished under the name The Mark of Zorro. Senor Zorro is deemed an outlaw as he fights those in authority while seeking justice for the oppressed. He also woos and captures the heart of the lovely Senorita Lolita, but her father would see her married to the rich Don Diego Vega. Meanwhile, the ever persistent Sgt. Gonzales is closing in on our lovers and would means to see the end of Senor Zorro. Originally serialized in All-Story Weekly in 1919 and was later published, in 1924, under the title The Mark Of Zorro.
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[Thanks also to Elli; Joy Easton]
Posted by Jesse Willis