Donal Grant


Read by Devorah Allen

(4.9 stars; 52 reviews)

After leaving home in search of work, Donal Grant accepts a position as tutor to a young boy who lives in a sprawling castle, which also houses an eccentric old man, a beautiful and troubled young woman, and an ancient family legend of a secret room hidden somewhere within the castle. This is the sequel to "Sir Gibbie" by the same author, but is quite capable of standing as a complete and compelling story in its own right. - Summary by Devorah Allen (16 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Foot-Faring 18:01 Read by Devorah Allen
A Spiritual Foot-Pad 10:29 Read by Devorah Allen
The Moor 7:09 Read by Devorah Allen
The Town 8:14 Read by Devorah Allen
The Cobbler 9:18 Read by Devorah Allen
Doory 17:10 Read by Devorah Allen
A Sunday 14:15 Read by Devorah Allen
The Gate 6:48 Read by Devorah Allen
The Morven Arms 6:45 Read by Devorah Allen
The Parish Clergyman 4:09 Read by Devorah Allen
The Earl 13:29 Read by Devorah Allen
The Castle 10:34 Read by Devorah Allen
A Sound 10:09 Read by Devorah Allen
The Schoolroom 14:21 Read by Devorah Allen
Horse and Man 6:49 Read by Devorah Allen
Colloquies 17:11 Read by Devorah Allen
Lady Arctura 17:16 Read by Devorah Allen
A Clash 24:27 Read by Devorah Allen
The Factor 9:31 Read by Devorah Allen
The Old Garden 6:00 Read by Devorah Allen
A First Meeting 5:05 Read by Devorah Allen
A Talk About Ghosts 8:10 Read by Devorah Allen
A Tradition of the Castle 15:31 Read by Devorah Allen
Stephen Kennedy 20:58 Read by Devorah Allen
Evasion 9:32 Read by Devorah Allen
Confrontment 17:51 Read by Devorah Allen
The Soul of the Old Garden 12:03 Read by Devorah Allen
A Presence Yet Not a Presence 10:56 Read by Devorah Allen
Eppy Again 6:07 Read by Devorah Allen
Lord Morven 18:21 Read by Devorah Allen
Bewilderment 15:28 Read by Devorah Allen
The Second Dinner with the Earl 7:06 Read by Devorah Allen
The Housekeeper's Room 21:04 Read by Devorah Allen
Cobbler and Castle 13:40 Read by Devorah Allen
The Earl's Bedchamber 12:14 Read by Devorah Allen
A Night-Watch 8:09 Read by Devorah Allen
Lord Forgue and Lady Arctura 4:42 Read by Devorah Allen
Arctura and Sophia 14:17 Read by Devorah Allen
The Castle-Roof 14:45 Read by Devorah Allen
A Religion-Lesson 12:29 Read by Devorah Allen
The Music-Nest 28:39 Read by Devorah Allen
Communism 6:47 Read by Devorah Allen
Eppy and Kennedy 8:18 Read by Devorah Allen
High and Low 7:11 Read by Devorah Allen
A Last Encounter 20:40 Read by Devorah Allen
A Horrible Story 16:31 Read by Devorah Allen
Morven House 10:23 Read by Devorah Allen
Paternal Revenge 8:25 Read by Devorah Allen
Filial Response 9:22 Read by Devorah Allen
A South-Easterly Wind 14:16 Read by Devorah Allen
A Dream 7:19 Read by Devorah Allen
Investigation 14:08 Read by Devorah Allen
Mistress Brookes Upon the Earl 5:58 Read by Devorah Allen
Lady Arctura's Room 6:35 Read by Devorah Allen
Her Bed-Chamber 9:06 Read by Devorah Allen
The Lost Room 13:33 Read by Devorah Allen
The Housekeeper's Room 35:38 Read by Devorah Allen
A Soul Diseased 26:05 Read by Devorah Allen
Dust to Dust 5:59 Read by Devorah Allen
A Lesson About Death 12:32 Read by Devorah Allen
The Bureau 10:43 Read by Devorah Allen
The Crypt 9:27 Read by Devorah Allen
The Closet 6:19 Read by Devorah Allen
The Garland-Room 6:52 Read by Devorah Allen
The Wall 7:57 Read by Devorah Allen
Progress and Change 7:59 Read by Devorah Allen
The Breakfast-Room 18:26 Read by Devorah Allen
Larkie 6:00 Read by Devorah Allen
The Sick-Chamber 7:05 Read by Devorah Allen
A Plot 9:04 Read by Devorah Allen
Glashgar 5:24 Read by Devorah Allen
Sent, Not Called 5:42 Read by Devorah Allen
In the Night 9:17 Read by Devorah Allen
A Moral Fungus 5:15 Read by Devorah Allen
The Porch of Hades 6:39 Read by Devorah Allen
The Angel of the Lord 4:34 Read by Devorah Allen
The Angel of the Devil 10:02 Read by Devorah Allen
Restoration 24:10 Read by Devorah Allen
A Slow Transition 15:06 Read by Devorah Allen
Away-Faring 10:45 Read by Devorah Allen
A Will and a Wedding 9:00 Read by Devorah Allen
The Will 4:44 Read by Devorah Allen
Insight 11:19 Read by Devorah Allen
Morven House 9:56 Read by Devorah Allen

Reviews

A Captivating Story

(5 stars)

A stirring story of overcoming disappointments and heartache to rise and become all that God wants you to be! The fire of trials removes the dross and makes us finer gold. This story captivated my interest all the way through!

Beautiful text, beautifully read

(5 stars)

Though George MacDonald is my favorite writer hands down, I haven't read much of his realistic novels. I'm generally a little put off by so many perfectly righteous characters spouting off sermons and theological soliloquys, nevermind that I agree with them wholeheartedly. But this one really did me in. I needed to hear these things. Father George's soft voice reached me through 150 years and spoke solace to me when I needed it. Devorah Allen's voice was by far my favorite I've heard on Librivox, and I look forward to hearing more. Her rendering of Scots is wholly adequate enough to convey the basic flavor of MacDonald's Doric and yet be understandable to the rest of the English speaking world. Bravo. I've every confidence that her expressive voice was instrumental in bringing home the inspiration the book had for me.

(5 stars)

The story really drew me in, it was very absorbing. I couldn't stop listening to it. The narrator did an excellent job, although I did need to slow down the audio somewhat. Not a very good story to listen to before bed 😂 😱

a story to pull the heart strings

(5 stars)

Another excellent story by George MacDonald. Donal Grant is a sadder but not inferior tale to the prequel "Sir Gibbie".

long but intriguing

(5 stars)

Interesting, inspiring, much dialogue about death--- yet not morose-- worth listening to.

very good reader

(3 stars)

some of the accents were hard for this unlearned listener. this story primary goal is to see Jesus and God as their Dad/brother and make salvation more personal, I think. Good thoughts BUT the story really did not need to be this long.