David Elginbrod


Read by Kenneth R. Morefield

(4 stars; 18 reviews)

David Elginbrod was George Macdonald's first real success, a novel of Scottish country life. Published in 1862, it was dedicated to the memory of Lady Noel Byron.(Summary from wikipedia)

(17 hr 49 min)

Chapters

The Fir Wood 10:54 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
David Elginbrod and the New Tutor 10:49 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Daisy and the Primrose 6:34 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Cottage 16:01 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Students 15:15 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Laird’s Lady 15:55 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Secret of the Wood 17:28 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
A Sunday Morning 9:59 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Nature 17:33 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Harvest 13:11 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
A Change and No Change 14:44 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
A Sunday 10:40 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Heraldry 23:48 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Winter 25:14 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Transition 17:10 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
A New Home 14:27 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Harry’s New Horse 12:43 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Euphrasia 21:13 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Cave in the Straw 24:19 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Larch and Other Hunting 16:59 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Fatima 16:49 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Picture Gallery 16:22 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Nest-Building 16:44 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Geography Point 11:45 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Italian 19:49 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The First Midnight 21:38 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
A Sunday 17:31 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
A Storm 8:48 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
An Evening Lecture 13:32 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Another Evening Lecture 15:59 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
A New Visitor and an Old Acquaintance 25:03 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Materialism Alias Ghost Hunting 32:29 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
More Materialism and Some Spiritualism 18:17 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Ghost’s Walk 10:05 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Bad Man 7:02 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Spirit Versus Materialism 11:21 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Ring 11:29 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Wager 19:30 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Lady Euphrasia 8:27 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Next Morning 10:37 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
An Accident 10:15 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
More Troubles 15:21 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
A Bird’s Eye View 11:07 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Hugh’s Awaking 14:25 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Changes 9:01 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Explanations 16:29 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Departure 3:41 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Lodgings 14:31 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Letters for the Post 8:00 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Endeavor 7:29 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
A Letter from the Post 5:20 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Beginnings 13:58 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
A Sunday’s Dinner 22:15 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Sunday Evening 19:38 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Euphra 16:33 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The New Pupils 12:18 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Consultations 10:50 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Questions and Dreams 17:28 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
A Sunday with Falconer 27:47 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Lady’s Maid 18:00 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
David Elginbrod 7:22 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Margaret’s Secret 10:05 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Forebodings 24:03 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Strife 23:17 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Victory 15:35 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Margaret 11:29 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
A New Guide 19:10 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Last Groat 14:21 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Death 11:31 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
Nature and Her Lady 15:37 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield
The Fir-Wood Again 14:13 Read by Kenneth R. Morefield

Reviews

Pretty Good

(3 stars)

The story: I have really enjoyed a few George MacDonald books I have read. This one was pretty slow but pretty enjoyable overall. I liked the romanticized descriptions of books in the first part of the book. The Narrator: I'll admit, he's not the best. If this weren't a book by one of my favorite authors, I probably would have stopped before the end of the first chapter because the reader is just so quiet. Since I love George MacDonald I went and bought some sound-cancelling ear buds and went ahead with this book. I'm glad I did because I liked the story, but the reader was mediocre at best. The audio itself seems to be too quiet. Overall, I'm happy I listened to this book.

(0.5 stars)

Terrible reader. Too strong American accent, virtually incomprehensible. Was looking forward to listen but gave up before the end of first chapter. Shame!

Hard One. Novice reader.

(3 stars)

This book has a lot of Scottish dialects which makes it hard to read and understand. The reader has a pleasant voice but you can tell he is a novice. He had lots of pronunciation problems with big words and a few times I could hear sniffling sounds. These little distractions did not bother me too much. I appreciate the reader's effort. Thank You.