Malcolm


Read by Devorah Allen

(4.8 stars; 72 reviews)

Malcolm MacPhail has lived, for all of his twenty or so years, in a fishing village on the north coast of Scotland. He lives with his grandfather and, though he has never met his parents, has no curiosity about the details of his birth. However, others in the town have their own curiosity, and their own suspicions, about where this highland man and his infant grandson came from, those twenty or so years ago. When the local marquis and his daughter come to live in their grand estate just outside the town, unoccupied for many years, events begin to move which introduce to them the humble Malcolm, and which may shed some light on Malcolm's past while changing the course of his future. (Devorah Allen) (18 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Miss Horn 6:12 Read by Devorah Allen
Barbara Catanach 7:55 Read by Devorah Allen
The Mad Laird 8:52 Read by Devorah Allen
Phemy Mair 10:03 Read by Devorah Allen
Lady Florimel 18:29 Read by Devorah Allen
Duncan MacPhail 18:25 Read by Devorah Allen
Alexander Graham 19:24 Read by Devorah Allen
The Swivel 14:55 Read by Devorah Allen
The Salmon Trout 19:42 Read by Devorah Allen
The Funeral 11:34 Read by Devorah Allen
The Old Church 16:08 Read by Devorah Allen
The Churchyard 12:45 Read by Devorah Allen
The Marquis of Lossie 16:45 Read by Devorah Allen
Meg Partan's Lamp 10:12 Read by Devorah Allen
The Slope of the Dune 17:49 Read by Devorah Allen
The Storm 12:00 Read by Devorah Allen
The Accusation 11:20 Read by Devorah Allen
The Quarrel 14:18 Read by Devorah Allen
Duncan's Pipes 28:58 Read by Devorah Allen
Advances 11:22 Read by Devorah Allen
Mediation 16:06 Read by Devorah Allen
Whence and Whither? 14:39 Read by Devorah Allen
Armageddon 16:04 Read by Devorah Allen
The Feast 25:52 Read by Devorah Allen
The Night Watch 16:39 Read by Devorah Allen
Not At Church 13:46 Read by Devorah Allen
Lord Gernon 13:51 Read by Devorah Allen
A Fisher Wedding 7:55 Read by Devorah Allen
Florimel and Duncan 28:16 Read by Devorah Allen
The Revival 31:21 Read by Devorah Allen
Wandering Stars 13:27 Read by Devorah Allen
The Skipper's Chamber 22:47 Read by Devorah Allen
The Library 14:35 Read by Devorah Allen
Milton, and the Bay Mare 7:50 Read by Devorah Allen
Kirkbyres 20:07 Read by Devorah Allen
The Blow 9:00 Read by Devorah Allen
The Cutter 6:03 Read by Devorah Allen
The Two Dogs 14:19 Read by Devorah Allen
Colonsay Castle 13:25 Read by Devorah Allen
The Deil's Winnock 14:05 Read by Devorah Allen
The Clouded Sapphires 27:12 Read by Devorah Allen
Duncan's Disclosure 17:30 Read by Devorah Allen
The Wizard's Chamber 11:37 Read by Devorah Allen
The Hermit 20:20 Read by Devorah Allen
Mr. Cairns and the Marquis 17:22 Read by Devorah Allen
The Baillies' Barn 17:23 Read by Devorah Allen
Mrs. Stewart's Claim 24:16 Read by Devorah Allen
The Baillies' Barn Again 20:30 Read by Devorah Allen
Mount Pisgah 28:53 Read by Devorah Allen
Lizzy Findlay 8:38 Read by Devorah Allen
The Laird's Burrow 13:38 Read by Devorah Allen
Cream or Scum? 7:36 Read by Devorah Allen
The Schoolmaster's Cottage 14:13 Read by Devorah Allen
One Day 23:27 Read by Devorah Allen
The Same Night 8:07 Read by Devorah Allen
Something Forgotten 8:14 Read by Devorah Allen
The Laird's Quest 16:27 Read by Devorah Allen
Malcolm and Mrs. Stewart 10:19 Read by Devorah Allen
An Honest Plot 20:38 Read by Devorah Allen
The Sacrament 22:50 Read by Devorah Allen
Miss Horn and the Piper 11:22 Read by Devorah Allen
The Cuttle Fish and the Crab 14:15 Read by Devorah Allen
Miss Horn and Lord Lossie 29:18 Read by Devorah Allen
The Laird and His Mother 8:28 Read by Devorah Allen
The Laird's Vision 10:28 Read by Devorah Allen
The Cry From the Chamber 16:16 Read by Devorah Allen
Feet of Wool 12:43 Read by Devorah Allen
Hands of Iron 13:25 Read by Devorah Allen
The Marquis and the Schoolmaster 15:26 Read by Devorah Allen
End or Beginning? 18:40 Read by Devorah Allen

Reviews

Wonderful book, excellently read!


(5 stars)

Riveting story. Endearing characters. Soul satisfying tale. I wait expectantly for the sequel to be recorded! (Yes, the dialect is not what our modern ears are accustomed to, but this American understood the storyline very well with minimal relistening. Don't be afraid of it, as you will soon be able to understand all foreign words in context and may find you have added a few new - actually old - words to your vocabulary.)

Absolutely Fantastic!


(5 stars)

This is my 2nd time reading this book, but my FIRST time listening to the audio. Devorah did a **STELLAR** job reading this captivating story. Immediately on finishing this book I was PRAYING that she had also recorded The Marquis of Lossie! SO VERY excited to see that it is in progress. Devorah and Librivox have my undying gratitude for making this story available through audio. I plan to visit this area of Scotland this summer and will enjoy seeing the same coast Malcom saw, and I know his voice will sound in my mind as Devorah read it!!

My favorite George MacDonald book!


(5 stars)

Thank you, Devorah Allen, for putting your whole heart and soul into reading this book and bringing each character to life with your excellent reading! I was blessed once again with this book, and this time I listened instead of read, which was made quite enjoyable with how well it was done. I am looking forward to when the sequel is finished and I can continue with the story.


(5 stars)

I'm listening to this the second time. The story is complex but easily followed and the narration is very good. It surprises me that Devorah Allen is reading a book here on Librivox. I'd expect her to be making money with her narration. I do hope she's working on the sequel, as this book leaves us with many loose threads and unanswered questions.

Great story, great narrator


(4.5 stars)

Malcolm is basically a historical novel, with lots of picturesque scenery, Scots dialect, social and religious conflicts, and some of the most memorable characters outside of Dickens. It would make a great serial graphic novel! Anyone? (Also, there is a sequel to Malcolm called "The Marquis of Lossie": would love to hear it on Librivox.)


(5 stars)

Yay! What an awesome story! It is so nice to hear a story where faith is presented in all its varieties. Great characters, fun suspenseful plot. MacDonald is new to me. I wish that the sequel were on LibriVox. Very nice reading.

Excellent story & reading


(5 stars)

Devorah Allen brings the story alive with perfect timing, distinct voices, and a lovely Scottish dialect. My daughter and I have enjoyed this book thoroughly.

Enjoyable


(5 stars)

A very enjoyable story with a wonderful reader. The Scotch dialect was very understandable and the reader's ability with it enriched the story.