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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: Tim Gerard Reynolds Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2018 ISBN: 9781501929298
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First published in 1869, Lorna Doone is the story of John Ridd, a farmer who finds love amid the religious and social turmoil of 17th-century England. He is just a boy when his father is slain by the Doones, a lawless clan inhabiting wild Exmoor on the border of Somerset and Devon. Seized by curiosity and a sense of adventure, he makes his way to the valley of the Doones, where he is discovered by the beautiful Lorna. In time their childish fantasies blossom into mature love—a bond that will inspire John to rescue his beloved from the ravages of a stormy winter, rekindling a conflict with his archrival, Carver Doone, that climaxes in heartrending violence. Beloved for its portrait of star-crossed lovers and its surpassing descriptions of the English countryside, Lorna Dooneis R. D. Blackmore’s enduring masterpiece.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laurel | 2/16/2014

    " It was amusing, but unfortunately, I couldn't keep reading. It just got boring after awhile. I barely made it through Volume I of the three volumes that make up the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carlotta | 2/13/2014

    " This book was really okay....good enough I kept reading, but not a gripping classic like others I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nalene | 2/6/2014

    " It's a long book, but it is good. Okay, I finally made it through. This book has a little of everything... love, intrigue, family values, murder... it's a classic, and is worth the effort to read it. I will now have to see the movie. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francie Shoemaker | 2/2/2014

    " I read the 1967 edition, can't find it in the listings. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 1/21/2014

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arwen | 1/15/2014

    " I read the abridged version in fourth or fifth grade and loved it. After wading through the first seven chapters of the unabridged edition, I've decided that this book is better abridged. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liam Carlington | 1/4/2014

    " It is a wonderfully written book and has every thing needed in a good book the main character John Ridd is troubled from the start to the end but it ends like all fairy tales with a happy ever arfter "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ashleigh Sheppard | 1/1/2014

    " You will have more fun watching paint dry. Magnolia paint at that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank Richardson | 12/20/2013

    " One of my all-time favorites. I read it as a boy, fell in love with Lorna, and have been looking for her ever since. Not really; I'm happily married. Great boy's book and not a bad adult read. In fact, I am amazed that I was ever able to read it those many years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 SueDella | 12/17/2013

    " the story is long but I really enjoyed the detail and the old english history. I am a sucker for a good romance with some good old fighting of good vs. evil. Fun summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra | 12/8/2013

    " 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 Rayline | 12/8/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 12/3/2013

    " I'm not sure why this book isn't more widely read today. I often forgot I was reading a novel- it seemed like I truly had discovered the memoirs of the main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Roy | 11/20/2013

    " No, not the cookie, the book. This is a romance, and the book from which Harlequin Romances sprung. This however is well written, and carries you along from adventure to adventure, all with the backdrop of the late 1600's in England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yunisa KD | 11/11/2013

    " Retold by Joan Collins "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wyyknot | 1/4/2013

    " Inscribed: Presented to Pearl Shook by the W. C. T. U. (Women's Christian Temperance Union) Sherwood, O. Sept. 16th, 1894[return][return]Surely, with all the drinking and carousing in the book, an odd choice for a prize given by the WCTU!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 9/23/2012

    " The imagery is amazing in the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 9/20/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roslyn Coutinho | 12/1/2011

    " Initially I found it hard to get into, the language can be a bit daunting at times. However once I did get into it, I couldn't put it down. Basically the story of a forbidden undying love. Very dramatic ending, love it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 11/25/2011

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abhinav Raj | 10/1/2011

    " Overall good. But in these times, I think the chivalry, the romance seemed a bit suffocating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 6/10/2011

    " I loved this book in 8th grade. It was SOOOOOOO romantic.I read it three times in a row, still remember the whole story. next chapter of the romance novels was the Scarlet Pimpernel, over and over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle Kv | 5/23/2011

    " simply wonderful and captivating "

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About the Author

Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825–1900) was one of the most famous writers of the latter nineteenth century. He wrote more than a dozen novels, five books of poetry, and translated Virgil’s Georgics.

About the Narrator

Tim Gerard Reynolds is an established audiobook narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Fantasy Narration. He trained for the stage at the Samuel Beckett Center at Trinity College in Dublin and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in New London, Connecticut.