John Marchmont's Legacy


Read by Cate Barratt

(4.6 stars; 111 reviews)

Like Wuthering Heights, the center of this story is a dramatic love triangle, the setting is a huge English manor. Olivia Marchmont has always "done her duty." However, when she falls in love and her beloved is in love with another woman, the malice of her heart is released in full view. In this dramatic tale, the vivid description of the country is also important- as if nature has a part in it. Unlike many novels, nobody gets what they deserve at the end. Or do they? Read and decide for yourself. (Summary by Stav Nisser) (17 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Volume 1, Chapter 01. The Man with the Banner 25:23 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 1, Chapter 02. Little Mary 21:17 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 1, Chapter 03. About the Lincolnshire Property 27:26 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 1, Chapter 04. Going Away 12:46 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 1, Chapter 05. Marchmont Towers 27:44 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 1, Chapter 06. The Young Soldier's Return 25:51 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 1, Chapter 07. Olivia 25:03 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 1, Chapter 08. "My Life is Cold, and Dark, and Dreary." 25:48 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 1, Chapter 09. "When Shall I Cease to be All Alone?" 10:43 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 1, Chapter 10. Mary's Stepmother 33:35 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 1, Chapter 11. The Day of Desolation 10:30 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 1, Chapter 12. Paul 32:37 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 1, Chapter 13. Olivia's Despair 46:04 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 1, Chapter 14. Driven Away 41:00 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 01. Mary's Letter 17:04 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 02. A New Protector 27:21 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 03. Paul's Sister 29:25 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 04. A Stolen Honeymoon 30:20 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 05. Sounding the Depths 15:13 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 06. Risen from the Grave 26:55 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 07. Face to Face 40:49 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 08. The Painting-Room by the River 16:17 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 09. In the Dark 24:17 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 10. The Paragraph in the Newspaper 24:24 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 11. Edward Arundel's Despair 26:24 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 12. Edward's Visitors 25:37 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 13. One More Sacrifice 13:06 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 2, Chapter 14. The Child's Voice in the Pavilion by the Water 21:13 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 01. Captain Arundel's Revenge 24:54 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 02. The Deserted Chambers 15:55 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 03. Taking it Quietly 16:57 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 04. Miss Lawford Speaks Her Mind 30:31 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 05. The Return of the Wanderer 15:03 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 06. A Widower's Proposal 14:55 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 07. How the Tidings Were Received in Lincolnshire 11:01 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 08. Mr. Weston Refuses to be Trampled On 16:22 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 09. "Going to be Married!" 12:34 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 10. The Turning of the Tide 18:09 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 11. Belinda's Wedding Day 24:09 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 12. Mary's Story 35:10 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 13. "All Within is Dark as Night." 34:55 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 14. "There is Confusion Worse Than Death." 32:11 Read by Cate Barratt
Volume 3, Chapter 15 - the Last and The Epilogue. "Dear is the Memory of Our W… 19:41 Read by Cate Barratt

Reviews

Attention grabber!!

(5 stars)

I love this book, it held my attention throughout, I couldn't wait to find out what was coming next. I feel bad for Mary, she went through alot, and Belinda seemed like she was settling for 2nd but I loved the book anyway!

2nd listening

(5 stars)

I just had to hear this story again. I picked up a lot more this time. Still cried like a baby. Poor Mary.

Another good one!

(5 stars)

Her books have been hit or miss with me. Thankfully, like Lady Audley's Secret, this one is a hit. A couple of sad events occurred but I wasn't left in a sad state. The story held my attention the whole way through. I was kept in suspense. My only slight gripe is the lack of consequences.

So good!

(5 stars)

Rather sad, but I really enjoyed it. The reader did a great job!

Interesting philosophy. Fast Delivery

(3 stars)

Drama, plot all tense with hints of impending catastrophe. Replete with philosophical musings and conjectures. However the never wavering and constant speed of delivery made it hard for the reader to reflect on deep thoughts on life proffered by this novel. Some more dramatic reading responding to the thoughts emotions and dialogues would have made this a more enjoyable and beneficial experience

duncalino aka ellene

(4 stars)

If you have any doubt about giving this novel a go be advised that Cate Barratt is one of the top readers I have heard on LibriVox. I am just beginning the story and I am knocked out by her command of nuance and language. On that basis along with the description of the novel this promises to be a memorable experience

suspenseful story

(4.5 stars)

A suspenseful, well read and well written story. Sinister plots and perils with good and evil characters. Naivety and lessons from which we can learn - better to trust our loved ones and future to God's plan than make decisions on behalf of others with haste.

An entertaining, guilty pleasure.

(4 stars)

Like the authors other books I have listened to, quite the Harlequin romance with elaborate description of setting and emotional states. It all gets a bit eye rolling at times, but still... I couldn't leave off. The reader does an excellent job!