The Portent


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(4.7 stars; 38 reviews)

Overshadowed by the dark legend of the murderous rider of the horse with the loose shoe, Duncan Campbell sets out from his home in the Highlands to make his fortune in the world. When he finds the woman whose destiny is mingled with his, he must overcome first her indifference, then the malice of her family, then the forces of space and time. Will he ever put to rest the old curse? George MacDonald was an influence on many famous fantasy writers, including C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L'Engle. This fantasy romance derives from MacDonald's own Celtic tradition of the "Second Sight". It is a daydream, but one which holds up a mirror to human nature and shows us the truth of ourselves, as well as being a work of art in itself. (summary by Beth Thomas and Gemma Myers) (4 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:59 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
Chapter 1: My Boyhood 9:30 Read by Gemma L Myers
Chapter 2: The Second Hearing 7:35 Read by Gemma L Myers
Chapter 3: My Old Nurse's Story 31:25 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter 4: Hilton Hall 8:58 Read by Larry Wilson
Chapter 5: Lady Alice 8:17 Read by Larry Wilson
Chapter 6: My Quarters 7:38 Read by Larry Wilson
Chapter 7: The Library 7:36 Read by Larry Wilson
Chapter 8: The Somnambulist 6:51 Read by Larry Wilson
Chapter 9: The First Waking 7:19 Read by Gemma L Myers
Chapter 10: Love and Power 11:54 Read by JustinJYN
Chapter 11: A New Pupil 8:48 Read by JustinJYN
Chapter 12: Confession 7:19 Read by JustinJYN
Chapter 13: Questioning 4:50 Read by JustinJYN
Chapter 14: Jealousy 4:47 Read by JustinJYN
Chapter 15: The Chamber of Ghosts 10:38 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter 16: The Clanking Shoe 14:39 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter 17: The Physician 9:20 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter 18: Old Friends 4:48 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter 19: Old Constancy 5:47 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter 20: Margaret 24:21 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter 21: Hilton 7:35 Read by Gemma L Myers
Chapter 22: The Sleeper 9:27 Read by Gemma L Myers
Chapter 23: My Old Room 10:27 Read by Gemma L Myers
Chapter 24: Prison-Breaking 8:10 Read by Gemma L Myers
Chapter 25: New Entrenchments 9:21 Read by Gemma L Myers
Chapter 26: Escape 9:00 Read by Gemma L Myers
Chapter 27: Freedom 4:30 Read by Gemma L Myers

Reviews

(4.5 stars)

Took a little while to get into the idea, but it was a very good book in the end and close to a 5 star rating (I've only ever given a few 5s)

Must read! Wonderful! I liked it so much I plan to buy the

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

That was the best sci-fi movie that hasn't been made yet. Brilliant.

The Portent

(5 stars)

Touching poetic adventure of love and valiant attempt at rescue.

lovely

(5 stars)

Beautifully written! It simply takes you deep into another time.

(5 stars)

Amazing book!!! That's all I can say. Just Amazing!

(5 stars)

Interesting story, and all the readers did very well!

(5 stars)

Love, Love, Love, best book on Librivox!!!!!!