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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,547 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: R. D. Blackmore Narrator: Jonathan Keeble Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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The Doones are a clan of murdering thieves, and among their victims is John Ridd's father. The strong, noble Ridd determines to avenge his father's death, but his plans are complicated when he falls in love with one of the hated family - the beautiful Lorna. Lorna is promised against her will to another, and that other will not let her go lightly.

Set amid the political turmoils of the late 17th century, Lorna Doone brings West Country history and legends alive with wonderfully imaginative fiction. Brimming with vivid descriptions and cliff-hanging action, it is a true classic of romantic adventure.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curlyhair | 2/14/2014

    " Read this many years ago and just loved it. A great story with good characters and a great 'bad guy'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rayline | 2/11/2014

    " It was a good book but very long. It kind of took a while to get into but I liked it overall "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen | 2/6/2014

    " One of my favorite historical fiction/romance novels. I cheer for John Ridd as he fights the Doone's and cry over his heartbreaks--I haven't read this in over 40 yeards but I think I'll addd to the "to-read" just as comfort food. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 2/4/2014

    " I almost gave up on this book after the first few pages, because the dialect was so thick. But I persisted and ended up thoroughly enjoying the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/31/2014

    " Although interesting as a read I really really did not like the main characters and was dissatisfied with the story as a whole. Unexpectedly so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra | 1/23/2014

    " Possibly the most exciting novel I have ever read. Palpitation-inducing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tryn | 1/15/2014

    " I'm so glad I finally got around to reading this classic Romeo and Juliet love story. It has some slow passages but is definitely worth reading. I especially enjoyed the narrator's self-deprecating humor and ironic insights to life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Gager | 1/6/2014

    " This is to represent the Classics Comics version I read back in the 50's. I never read the "real" book and likely never will. Date read is approximate. Never been to Exmoor but I have been to Exeter and passed the moor on the train from Plymouth to London. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marci | 12/26/2013

    " very long, but very good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 12/21/2013

    " Interesting story that I kind if wanted to have a bit more of a twist in the romance, and yet not. With two strong female characters and only one hero, how do you decide which one you want to win in the end? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 12/16/2013

    " Yes, it's long, but it's great story, and amazingly well written. It has humor and drama and a great sense of place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cori | 11/23/2013

    " I don't listen to many audiobooks, but this one is well worth it! Jonathan Keeble (narrator) does a splendid job of bringing to life the English dialect of the time period. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and could not wait to hear the fate of Lorna Doone! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 9/9/2013

    " I like this book more than I can say, and if pressed, I don't think I could say exactly why. I think the band of evil gypsys plays a big part in my enjoyment of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 8/1/2013

    " Fantastic tale of romance, battles, royalty etc. It is really long but worth the read. I couldn't put it down i loved it so much. One of my very favorites. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 7/1/2013

    " I love Victorian lit but I could not get into this book at all. I have read a vast variety of this time period and know and understand the style, but this book just didn't do it for me. I was really disappointed after the good reviews I read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 3/22/2013

    " This one is long! Romance, adventure, and one honest man! One classic that will take a while, but is enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 8/24/2012

    " I first read the abridged version when I was about eight or ten. I loved it then, and I loved it again in the unabridged version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 4/21/2012

    " Sweeping, romantic and swashbuckling. Blackmore is the Buchan of his day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarahk | 3/31/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book - it wasn't a stirring as Dickens or as witty as Austen, but rather a Exmoor romance with a lot of depth and mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julianne Harris | 2/7/2012

    " This was possibly the most beautifully written novel I have ever read! This is the English language at its finest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 12/13/2011

    " This book was just too long. There is a reasonable story underneath all those words. Disappointing "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 10/8/2011

    " Although interesting as a read (I love reading classics because there is something enjoyable in the way they put their stories down on the page)I really really did not like the main characters and was dissatisfied with the story as a whole. Unexpectedly so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curlyhair | 9/4/2011

    " Read this many years ago and just loved it. A great story with good characters and a great 'bad guy'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ninney | 8/11/2011

    " What a dramatic End !

    - The clever plan
    - A night of fire & killing & of long & bitter revenge
    - LD getting shot in her marriage ceremony
    - Duel (fight) between JR & CD "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 8/6/2011

    " This is to represent the Classics Comics version I read back in the 50's. I never read the "real" book and likely never will. Date
    read is approximate. Never been to Exmoor but I have been to
    Exeter and passed the moor on the train from Plymouth to London. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 6/3/2011

    " Such a good book! Great love story, beautiful descriptions of the environment, and exiting battles. As always, much better than the movie :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 5/19/2011

    " I love Victorian lit but I could not get into this book at all. I have read a vast variety of this time period and know and understand the style, but this book just didn't do it for me. I was really disappointed after the good reviews I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maissaa | 5/18/2011

    " An enjoyable tale but a bit heavy to read. But definitely has certain charm to it. "

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