The Black Dwarf

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(3.7 stars; 18 reviews)

The Black Dwarf is the first of the “Tales of My Landlord” series, which also includes The Bride of Lammermoor and The Heart of Midlothian. The third preliminary chapter depicts two horsemen arriving at the Wallace Inn in Gandercleugh, where one of the horsemen relates the tale. The story proper is set on the Scottish borders during the reign of Queen Anne. The Jacobite movement is in its infancy, but the inhabitants of this part of the country have enough to quarrel about without politics inciting them to it. Several families of high and low birth bear no good intentions to each other, and a weird, brooding dwarf, who wishes ill on all of humanity, seems to direct and perpetuate the mayhem from his lonely cottage on Mucklestane Moor. (tbragg) (6 hr 15 min)


Tales of My Landlord, Introduction 14:43 Read by tbragg
Introduction to The Black Dwarf 17:07 Read by tbragg
Chapter One 14:04 Read by tbragg
Chapter Two 16:32 Read by tbragg
Chapter Three 22:42 Read by tbragg
Chapter Four 26:49 Read by tbragg
Chapter Five 19:16 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter Six 10:10 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter Seven 26:25 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter Eight 16:36 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter Nine 16:58 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter Ten 23:51 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Chapter Eleven 17:24 Read by ToddHW
Chapter Twelve 12:51 Read by ToddHW
Chapter Thirteen 31:22 Read by Neala
Chapter Fourteen 19:07 Read by Deon Gines
Chapter Fifteen 22:49 Read by Deon Gines
Chapter Sixteen 12:52 Read by DrPGould
Chapter Seventeen 16:41 Read by DrPGould
Chapter Eighteen 17:02 Read by DrPGould


A welcome Scottish voice

(5 stars)

Quite a simple tale (at least by Scott's standards) but well told and well read. I admire the attempts of our American friends at the Scots' brogue but what a pleasure to have the most difficult parts read by a Scottish voice. It cut out all the translation duties.

so confused

(2 stars)

I have no clue what's going on and I'm at chapter 4... maybe I'm ignorant. I know nothing at this point... the voices sound great though

good! a bit slow, though.

(4 stars)

Good reading. Scottish is a little hard to understand however.