In Volume 2, John Ridd finally confronts the Doone clan. But the politics of the Royal court reach out and embroil not only John Ridd, but the entire area. A pretender to the throne, Monmouth, rebels against King James and leads his army into southwest England to make a last stand. The intricacies of court intrigue, Doone mischief, and the abiding love between Lorna and John make for an exciting and riveting conclusion to one of the all-time greatest romantic novels.
Delicious romance: don't miss Volume 1 of R.D. Blackmore's classic, Lorna Doone.
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(Same review for part 1)
First off, expert narrator and sound quality. Griffin gives each character a voice of his/her own, and he reproduces the accents perfectly. I couldn't rate his performance higher.
As for the story... I like reading the classics, so this book naturally was on my list. I am glad I listened to it instead of trying to read it. I zoned out during some of the boring bits.
The plot is very predictable. The characters tend to be over dramatized. The descriptions are too perfect. The story didn't feel realistic. I love books like Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, etc, but this story just didn't make the cut.
Too long, too little plot, and too much 'perfection.' I like my characters to be real, three dimensional human beings, not ethereal angels who can do no wrong.
On the other hand, if you are looking to round out your reading repertoire then add this one to your list. Just cause it isn't on my favorites list doesn't mean it shouldn't be on the classics list.
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