I revisit this story once a decade. Giving away my age, this is my forth visit. What I love is the passion between Connie and Mellors which transcends the rigid class system in England at that time, and how this unexpected and forbidden love frees them both from the dreary, lonely lives that circumstance has trapped them in.
What I enjoy the most about this story is how Mellors earthy attitude towards sex shocks Connie yet leads her to discover, accept and ultimately revel in her own sexuality.
Having read this book many times I was nervous that listening to it might not meet my expectations and ruin the story for me. I need not have worried.Veronica Hyks made this story come alive. Lady Chatterly was portrayed perfectly as a young woman in love and Ms Hyks did a wonderful job with Mellors use of vernacular. Even lesser characters took on a life of there own.
I am always moved when Lady Chatterly cries over the baby pheasants lamenting her unfulfilled life and her empty womb.
If you should choose to listen to this book, I hope you enjoy it as much as I.
This book is worth a second listen. Deborah Harkness tells a delightful tale that successfully suspended my reality. What a pleasure it is to dwell in the imagination, leave this mundane existence behind and accompany these characters on their adventure.
I quite like the main character Diana. She is funny, quirky, down to earth yet out of this world.
Jennifer Ikeda has mastered an amazing number of accents but my favorite character is Isabeau. Jennifers performance just seems to conjure up this petite, feisty, matriarch of a most unusual family. Mais qui!
There is a scene where Diana insists on accompanying Matthew on a hunt. As he pursues a stag, Diana's consciousness connects with that of the animal and stays with it through the chase, the struggle for survival and at last the acceptance and final, inevidable submission to the will of the stronger beast. It is really quite beautiful.
This book took me by surprise! Witches, Vampires and Demons...oh my! Not my usual fare. If you want to take a break from reality give this book a try.
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