Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.2 stars; 20 reviews)

"If anybody cares to read a simple tale told simply" ... thus opens Lorna Doone, one of the best love stories ever written. The novel has inspired at least ten movies and mini-series. "John (in West Country dialect this is pronounced Jan) Ridd is the son of a respectable farmer who was murdered in cold blood by a member of the notorious Doone clan, a once-noble family now living in the isolated Doone Valley. Battling his desire for revenge, John also grows into a respectable farmer and continues to take good care of his mother and two sisters. He falls hopelessly in love with Lorna, a girl he meets quite by accident, who turns out to be not only the granddaughter of Sir Ensor Doone (lord of the Doones), but destined to marry (against her will) the impetuous, menacing, and now jealous heir of the Doone Valley, Carver Doone. Carver will let nothing get in the way of his marriage to Lorna, which he plans to force upon her once Sir Ensor dies and he comes into his inheritance". Summary from Wikipedia, adapted by Stav Nisser.

(27 hr 39 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 1:37 Read by humeangel
01 - Elements Of Education 11:13 Read by humeangel
02 - An Important Item 20:05 Read by Shirley Anderson
03 - The Warpath Of The Doones 27:10 Read by Shirley Anderson
04 - A Very Rash Visit 19:03 Read by MichelleHarris
05 - An Illegal Settlement 14:49 Read by MichelleHarris
06 - Necessary Practice 17:01 Read by MichelleHarris
07 - Hard It Is To Climb 25:51 Read by Landii
08 - A Boy And A Girl 16:48 Read by MichelleHarris
09 - There Is No Place Like Home 15:31 Read by MichelleHarris
10 - A Brave Rescue And A Rough Ride 21:27 Read by daisy55
11 - Tom Deserves His Supper 21:28 Read by daisy55
12 - A Man Justly Popular 24:43 Read by MichelleHarris
13 - Master Huckaback Comes In 22:21 Read by MichelleHarris
14 - A Motion Which Ends In A Mull 11:22 Read by MichelleHarris
15 - Master Huckaback Fails Of Warrant 24:15 Read by Rachel Lintern
16 - Lorna Grows Formidable 12:45 Read by Chloey Winters
17 - John Is Clearly Bewitched 17:06 Read by Landii
18 - Witchery Leads To Witchcraft 11:25 Read by MichelleHarris
19 - Another Dangerous Interview 15:21 Read by MichelleHarris
20 - Lorna Begins Her Story 17:24 Read by MichelleHarris
21 - Lorna Ends Her Story 21:02 Read by MichelleHarris
22 - A Long Spring Month 17:23 Read by MichelleHarris
23 - A Royal Invitation 23:00 Read by Rachel Lintern
24 - A Safe Pass For King's Messenger 18:36 Read by Landii
25 - A Great Man Attends To Business 19:15 Read by Landii
26 - John Is Drained And Cast Aside 17:18 Read by Landii
27 - Home Again At Last 8:50 Read by Landii
28 - John Has Hope Of Lorna 27:25 Read by MichelleHarris
29 - Reaping Leads To Revelling 25:24 Read by daisy55
30 - Annie Gets The Best Of It 29:46 Read by daisy55
31 - John Fry's Errand 30:23 Read by MichelleHarris
32 - Feeding Of The Pigs 25:30 Read by MichelleHarris
33 - An Early Morning Calling 10:26 Read by MichelleHarris
34 - Two Negatives Make An Affirmative 13:26 Read by MichelleHarris
35 - Ruth Is Not Like Lorna 20:09 Read by daisy55
36 - John Returns To Business 15:02 Read by Landii
37 - A Very Desperate Venture 26:34 Read by Landii
38 - A Good Turn For Jeremy 21:55 Read by Landii
39 - A Troubled State And A Foolish Joke 42:36 Read by daisy55
40 - Two Fools Together 29:10 Read by daisy55
41 - Cold Comfort 18:52 Read by Fran
42 - The Great Winter 30:41 Read by daisy55
43 - Not Too Soon 26:32 Read by daisy55
44 - Brought Home At Last 24:47 Read by daisy55
45 - A Change Long Needed 18:12 Read by Landii
46 - Squire Faggus Makes Some Lucky Hits 22:50 Read by Landii
47 - Jeremy In Danger 22:02 Read by Landii
48 - Every Man Must Defend Himself 21:40 Read by Landii
49 - Maiden Sentinels Are Best 18:26 Read by Landii
50 - A Merry Meeting A Sad One 27:50 Read by Landii
51 - A Visit From The Counsellor 24:26 Read by Rachel Lintern
52 - The Way To Make The Cream Rise 21:30 Read by Rachel Lintern
53 - Jeremy Finds Out Something 26:44 Read by MichelleHarris
54 - Mutual Discomfiture 30:49 Read by MichelleHarris
55 - Getting Into Chancery 26:40 Read by daisy55
56 - John Becomes Too Popular 38:21 Read by daisy55
57 - Lorna Knows Her Nurse 36:17 Read by MichelleHarris
58 - Master Huckaback's Secret 27:06 Read by MichelleHarris
59 - Lorna Gone Away 31:48 Read by MichelleHarris
60 - Annie Luckier Than John 19:39 Read by Liz Lassetter
61 - Therefore He Seeks Comfort 18:06 Read by MichelleHarris
62 - The King Must Not Be Prayed For 27:28 Read by MichelleHarris
63 - John Is Worsted By The Women 21:51 Read by MichelleHarris
64 - Slaughter In The Marshes 22:02 Read by MichelleHarris
65 - Falling Among Lambs 23:22 Read by MichelleHarris
66 - Suitable Devotion 22:36 Read by Anna Roberts
67 - Lorna Still Is Lorna 18:00 Read by Anna Roberts
68 - John Is John No Longer 23:13 Read by Anna Roberts
69 - Not To Be Put Up With 19:14 Read by gfairch511
70 - Compelled to Volunteer 25:29 Read by daisy55
71 - A Long Account Settled 18:00 Read by daisy55
72 - The Counsellor And The Carver 24:05 Read by daisy55
73 - How To Get Out Of Chancery 17:44 Read by daisy55
74 - Driven Beyond Endurance 22:12 Read by daisy55
75 - Life And Lorna Come Again 29:27 Read by daisy55

Reviews

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(3.5 stars)

A very interesting tale. Perhaps a little too much detail, but still worth listening to. The readers did a very good job and it was fun listening to readers from different English speaking countries. I have great appreciation for their volunteering to read.

good book, not as good narrators

(2 stars)

The variance of narrators' skill eclipses (for the worst, not the better) the potential beauty of this communal reading, made simply frustrating in the end because of the disparate narration skills.

wonderful romance!

(5 stars)

The novel, ' Lorna Doone ' was a perfectly suspenseful romance. I verily enjoyed every chapter. Thank you to all who read this long adventurous, love story!

A Good Love Story

(5 stars)

A good long love story that depicts life in England of a virtuous farmer in the times of the rule of highway man and kings.

love this book

(5 stars)

the story and the writing style is exactly to my taste.

(5 stars)

An immersive romantic adventure. This story is a timeless classic!

(1.5 stars)

Good story, badly read in parts