The Mark of Zorro


Read by Mark F. Smith

(4.8 stars; 247 reviews)

In Spanish California, a troubling pattern had developed. The natives were reduced to peasants, the Franciscan friars that ministered to them were derided, and the only people who mattered were the caballeros – who styled themselves as knights of the New World. These men strutted about in elegant clothes, riding magnificent horses, and sporting rapiers at their sides that they were quick to draw if they felt their honor was affronted.

Into this world burst Zorro (Spanish for “fox”). A later-day Robin Hood, he stole from the rich and gave to the poor, but he also took it upon himself to punish men who had notably abused others. Cloaked and masked, appearing suddenly from the dark, he always stayed ahead of the manhunt launched at his heels.

The authorities called him a highwayman.

And when the doings of a corrupt governor began to affect the good people around the pueblo of early Los Angeles, Zorro responded – vigorously. Summary by Mark Smith (7 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Pedro, the Boaster 12:15 Read by Mark F. Smith
On the Heels of the Storm 14:11 Read by Mark F. Smith
Señor Zorro Pays a Visit 8:09 Read by Mark F. Smith
Swords Clash and Pedro Explains 14:59 Read by Mark F. Smith
A Ride in the Morning 9:37 Read by Mark F. Smith
Diego Seeks a Bride 13:47 Read by Mark F. Smith
A Different Sort of Man 12:08 Read by Mark F. Smith
Don Carlo Plays a Game 14:06 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Clash of Blades 13:28 Read by Mark F. Smith
A Hint at Jealousy 11:26 Read by Mark F. Smith
Three Suitors 12:26 Read by Mark F. Smith
A Visit 16:43 Read by Mark F. Smith
Love Comes Swiftly 16:08 Read by Mark F. Smith
Captain Ramón Writes a Letter 8:05 Read by Mark F. Smith
At the Presidio 14:46 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Chase That Failed 9:13 Read by Mark F. Smith
Sergeant Gonzales Meets a Friend 9:47 Read by Mark F. Smith
Don Diego Returns 8:05 Read by Mark F. Smith
Captain Ramón Apologizes 12:32 Read by Mark F. Smith
Don Diego Shows Interest 7:55 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Whipping 10:53 Read by Mark F. Smith
Swift Punishment 10:05 Read by Mark F. Smith
More Punishment 9:29 Read by Mark F. Smith
At the Hacienda of Don Alejandro 16:29 Read by Mark F. Smith
A League is Formed 8:17 Read by Mark F. Smith
An Understanding 14:42 Read by Mark F. Smith
Orders for Arrest 11:32 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Outrage 13:18 Read by Mark F. Smith
Don Diego Feels Ill 11:52 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Sign of the Fox 8:23 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Rescue 10:05 Read by Mark F. Smith
Close Quarters 14:35 Read by Mark F. Smith
Flight and Pursuit 11:34 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Blood of the Pulidos 8:18 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Clash of Blades Again 21:32 Read by Mark F. Smith
All Against Them 9:31 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Fox at Bay 8:40 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Man Unmasked 10:28 Read by Mark F. Smith
"Meal Mush and Goat's Milk!" 5:32 Read by Mark F. Smith

Reviews

By the Saints, Mark Smith is good!


(5 stars)

There's 3 versions on Audible you can pay for. 1 is God awful, 1 is pretty neat, and 1 is very good... Smith does a better job by far than all 3 for free. Not only is his recording good and his voice EXCELLENT, but he understands the book correctly (imo) and gets the tone perfectly right. Absolutely nails Diego! I declare this to officially be The Mark Smith of Zorro. By my naked blade, he needs to narrate Further Adventures!

omg i never knew


(5 stars)

i love mark smith lets start there. To continue on to the story... i never knew that the story was so in depth and interesting. great kob bringing it to life

Great story, great reader


(5 stars)

I loved the story and it was the reader, Mark Smith, who really made it come wonderfully alive with his talented voices. I highly recommend this book!

Wonderfully entertaining


(5 stars)

The characters seemed very much the same as the old tv show that I loved, but I think the romance with Lolita and also the group recruited by Zorro to band together to stand for justice were two parts of the plot I don't remember seeing in the old tv series. Those really added to the story, which I loved even more because of it. There was quite a bit of humor in Diego's character and in his attitude toward attracting a wife. What was unpleasant was the attitude of "good blood" from the European aristocratic influence. Also unacceptable were several comments about the natives as being inferior, though we know, unfortunately, that that was the attitude of many conquerors of the continent. Zorro of course respected and defended the natives, which is what made him such a heroic character. Mark Smith did a great professional job in reading the various voices. Thank you for your time and effort.

Entertaining!


(4.5 stars)

An enjoyable accompaniment to crocheting ballerina dolls for three granddaughters. I enjoyed Mark Smith's reading, even some of his unusual pronunciations of Spanish titles. Having watched Zorro movies, I kept waiting for the Z mark's! I didn't remember ever before hearing that Zorro means fox, but maybe I just forgot? Thank you Mark Smith and Libravox! September 3,2021


(5 stars)

Excellent reading of this entertaining novel. I was particularly impressed with how well the reader did female voices, which is typically not easy for a male reader to do. the novel itself is a well written tale of swashbuckling derring-do and romance that well deserves its various sequels and reincarnations.

fun story, excellent reader


(5 stars)

like many people my introduction to Zorro was on TV when I was a kid. it was great to read the book or rather to listen to it, especially with such a fine reader as Mark.

Not a simple story at all! Jules Verne is simple, not this guy!!


(5 stars)

Curious, who else knew who Zorro was immediately after the scene at the bar where we first meet Zorro? Mealmush and Goats Milk!!!!