The Devil's Disciple

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(4.6 stars; 6 reviews)

Set during the American Revolution. Richard Dudgeon, put off by the dour religious ferocity of his mother and many of his neighbors, declares himself to be the devil's disciple, befriends the town's disreputable characters, repulses minister Anthony Anderson's dutiful attempts to save his soul, and takes a certain grim satisfaction in the shocked disapproval of his neighbors, including Anderson's young wife Judith. But when the British Army under General Burgoyne approaches, seeking prominent rebels, of whom to make examples, Richard, Anthony, and Judith are faced with a crisis that knocks them all loose from their comfortable roles. Rudeness, repartee, role reversal, irony, heroics, and excessive authorial commentary abound. - Summary by Joanna Michal Hoyt

Cast List:
Anne Dudgeon: WendyKatzHiller
Essie: Michele Eaton
Christy Dudgeon: ToddHW
Rev. Anthony Anderson: Mike Manolakes
Judith Anderson: Jenn Broda
Uncle William Dudgeon: Alan Mapstone
Uncle Titus Dudgeon: James R. Hedrick
Lawyer Hawkins: Wayne Cooke
Richard Dudgeon: Joanna Michal Hoyt
Sergeant: James R. Hedrick
General Burgoyne: Alan Mapstone
Major Swindon: Andrew Kennedy
Chaplain Brudenell: Michael MacTaggert
Stage Directions: Larry Wilson
(2 hr 47 min)


ACT 1 56:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
ACT 2 45:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
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(5 stars)

This was a very interesting story that illustrated so may flaws of humanity including self-righteous judgement, conflict of war-time morals, situational courage, unfair social strata. and the fine lune between love and hate. You’ll find plot twists and turns that keep you wondering! Well-read and engaging!