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The Portent

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(4,519 Sterne; 103 Bewertungen)

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

Bewertungen

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(5 Sterne)

Gemma reads beautifully, I could listen to her continually so clear and soothing, just helps you get carried away with the story

(5 Sterne)

This story makes me feel so... mystical? I just finished listening for the second time. The readers are excellent

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

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

The Portent

(5 Sterne)

Touching poetic adventure of love and valiant attempt at rescue.

lovely

(5 Sterne)

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

(5 Sterne)

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

(5 Sterne)

Interesting story, and all the readers did very well!