The Old Debauchees

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(3.2 stars; 6 reviews)

Young Laroon plans to marry Isabel, but Father Martin manipulates Isabel's father, Jourdain, in order to seduce Isabel. However, other characters, including both of the Laroons, try to manipulate Jourdain for their own ends; they accomplish it through disguising themselves as priests and using his guilt to convince him of what they say. As Father Martin pursues Isabel, she is clever enough to realize what is happening and plans her own trap. After catching him and exposing his lust, Father Martin is set to be punished. (Summary by Wikipedia) (Summary by Wikipedia)

Old Laroon: Noel Badrian
Young Laroon: Chris Marcellus
Father Martin: Nathanial W.C. Higgins
Old Jourdain: Kevin Green
Isabel: Arielle Lipshaw
Beatrice: Michele Eaton
Servant/Priest: Elizabeth Klett
Narrator/Prologue: Lucy Perry

Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw
(1 hr 7 min)


Act 1 23:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 21:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 22:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers



(4 stars)

Well read as an ensemble cast. At the time of its writing I am sure it was a little bit scandalous. However it is very predictable by modern standards. Nonetheless, Henry Fielding’s wit never fails to amuse.

all my favorite readers and not a false note in sight! very well read.

(4 stars)