The Abbot's Ghost or Maurice Treherne's Temptation

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(2.8 stars; 15 reviews)

Written by Louisa May Alcott under her pseudonym, A. M. Barnard, this Christmas story deals with the themes of love and defending one's honor. Although he is disinherited and poor, Maurice Traherne tries to win the hand of his love, Octavia.(Summary by Jennifer Stearns) (2 hr 31 min)


01- Dramatis Personae 16:56 Read by Elli
02- Byplay 18:38 Read by Elli
03- Who Was It? 14:37 Read by Elli
04- Feeding the Peacocks 16:25 Read by Elli
05- Under the Mistletoe 20:47 Read by Linda Lee Paquet
06- Miracles 23:21 Read by Linda Lee Paquet
07- A Ghostly Revel 25:28 Read by Linda Ferguson
08- Jasper 15:47 Read by Jackie Provau


Bad narration

(1 stars)

I wanted to listen to this but the first person narrating is Elli and I cannot understand a word she says. This is one thing about Librivox that just really is frustrating. I appreciate the good intentions of these volunteers but maybe they could direct their energies in another direction other than narration.

(0.5 stars)

I wanted to hear this book SO MUCH! It was, of course, impossible because the first 4 chapters were totally incomprehensible. Elli needs to read in her own native language, which is obviously NOT English. This completely ruined the book for me.

(2.5 stars)

I couldn’t understand anything that Eli read! It was horrible. I skipped her and listened to the rest of the story and enjoyed it. I am sorry that I couldn’t enjoy the first few chapters.


(0.5 stars)

I am unable to understand the first four chapters because of the heavy accent of the reader. Also, the voice of the last reader is incredibly grating. Please re-do this book with different readers.

(0.5 stars)

Too bad. Please practice your English,Elli. Outside of the public domain.


(4 stars)

Thanks for making this book available! I greatly enjoyed listening!!!


(5 stars)

I really liked this recording. Interesting story. Good readers!