The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne


Read by Simon Evers

(4.7 stars; 94 reviews)

Marcus Ordeyne is a middle aged bachelor schoolmaster who has inherited both money and a title and thus is able to lead a life of leisure. One day, he encounters a young girl in a London park who has escaped from a Turkish harem and has come to London for an arranged marriage; however, her rescuer has unexpectedly died, leaving her destitute. Not knowing what else to do, Sir Marcus takes her to his home – with unexpected consequences. (Summary by Simon Evers) (8 hr 54 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 25:08 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 2 23:05 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 3 36:49 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 4 19:32 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 5 18:54 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 6 23:18 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 7 10:29 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 8 20:40 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 9 25:03 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 10 21:39 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 11 25:27 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 12 24:34 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 13 20:23 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 14 18:27 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 15 27:34 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 16 16:28 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 17 22:00 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 18 13:34 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 19 24:52 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 20 23:42 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 21 23:23 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 22 19:55 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 23 17:02 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 24 12:46 Read by Simon Evers
Chapter 25 19:56 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

An Uplifting Read


(5 stars)

I particularly enjoy a good long novel that has well developed characters and a plot that keeps one's attention to the very end.This is one of those stories. The description of the book barely does it justice. I felt like was standing right next to Marcus Ordeyne as the years passed by. The reader does a superb job of narration, using many different styles of voices and dialects which considerably adds to the enjoyment of the book. Thank you, Dear Reader and thank you, Librivox for another wonderful offering

Brilliant


(5 stars)

I stumbled across this Novel & began to listen, simply because of the LibriVox Volunteer, Simon Evers, whom I've previously lauded as one of the very best. I just couldn't stop listening, as the story captured my imagination, offering humor, a bit of intrigue & relationships that I wanted to know more about.

best ending!


(4 stars)

this book was a struggle to get through at times but had enough of an interesting story to keep a modern uneducated american like myself interested. the last few chapters really go along way to explain alot of the earlier poetic writings. that is why i can say i truely enjoyed this book.

The story takes you everywhere


(4 stars)

You think this will be a simple story of a man finding a waif of a girl, falling in love, and living happily ever after. It's not that. It's much more complicated and earthy. Superbly read by Simon Evers. However, I cannot give it 5 stars because there are annoying audio skips throughout the recordings. Parts of words are cut off. It must have been some sort of hardware problem - frustrating as a reader to deal with, I am sure, but also frustrating for the end listener. The story is worth listening through the skips, though.

A Beautiful Great Story


(5 stars)

I was truly spellbound with this enchanting story, another great romance by Locke and brought to life by Simon Evers. It’s as though one inhabits the scenery, like an unseen bystander who is a witness to this story, one moment amused, another breathless as to what happens next. Thanks again to all the volunteers at LibriVox who make such great works available to the all of us.

Couldn’t stop listening!


(5 stars)

An interesting story and character study. I was totally pulling for this guy throughout the story felt it had a satisfying ending. Lots of historical, foreign, and literary references that went over my head, but it didn’t get in the way of my enjoyment.

Queer little Story


(5 stars)

This will not appeal to every one, however, I thoroughly enjoyed the numerous moral dilemmas Sir Marcus encounters throughout the book. As always, my thanks to the volunteer reader.

Excellent!


(5 stars)

A unique story that is quite enjoyable. Of course, Simon Evers narrates it so well you won’t want to stop listening. Thank you LibriVox and many thanks to Mr. Evers.