This is a great choice if you already know you're a fan of D.H. Lawrence; Maureen O'Brien is exceptional. I, however, am not a fan of D. H. Lawrence. Vehemently. This is an awful novel that's been too highly praised for too long simply because elitist turn of the century white dudes thought it was super deep. He uses the word 'inchoate' about ten times on one page and the whole thing is a catastrophe. Don't waste your money.
This is a wonderful and interesting novel ruined by sloppy narration. The woman cannot even pronounce 'Mirah' correctly. Furthermore there is a nasal quality to her voice that makes it unpleasant to listen to, particularly for so many hours.
I was a little worried before I downloaded this, since another reviewer had said the performance was terrible, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's appropriately dramatic in the right places and the perfect level of camp for this kind of story. Wonderful little story, good reading, and well worth a listen.
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