The Bride of Lammermoor


Read by Gillian Hendrie

(4.4 stars; 16 reviews)

An historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, part of the Tales of My Landlord series, published anonymously in 1819. Based on a true story, it is set in south-east Scotland and (in this edition) in the reign of Queen Anne, after the 1707 Acts of Union which joined Scotland and England. It tells of a tragic love affair between young Lucy Ashton and Edgar Ravenswood, her family's enemy. Lady Ashton sets out to end their engagement and make Lucy marry a man better placed politically. - Summary by Gillian Hendrie (13 hr 43 min)

Chapters

Introduction 24:05 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter I 34:31 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter II 22:43 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter III 24:52 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter IV 15:29 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter V 35:01 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter VI 18:36 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter VII 34:54 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter VIII 26:59 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter IX 32:56 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter X 22:09 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XI 15:26 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XII 28:43 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XIII 17:03 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XIV 16:48 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XV 21:35 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XVI 18:38 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XVII 14:28 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XVIII 28:58 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XIX 19:11 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XX 24:13 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXI 30:32 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXII 40:52 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXIII 23:45 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXIV 19:15 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXV 31:05 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXVI 26:26 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXVII 16:46 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXVIII 8:38 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXIX 16:34 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXX 16:56 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXXI 17:05 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXXII 8:38 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXXIII 22:41 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXXIV 26:13 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter XXXV 21:14 Read by Gillian Hendrie

Reviews

In the pantheon of gothic tales...


(5 stars)

... this one stands on par with Wuthering Heights. Such a wonderful story with all the hallmarks of the genre, from brooding flawed hero to beautiful harassed damsel to well observed regionalism. Magnificently read as well! Thank you so much, Gillian!

well done


(3.5 stars)

Please read more Scottish writers when the stories are set in Scotland; there are not enough of real Scottish accents, which make all the difference, for example, George Macdonald, Robert Louis Stevenson, etc, etc and Sir Walter Scott, of course.