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  • The Rainbow

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In The Rainbow, D. H. Lawrence challenged the customary limitations of language and convention to carry into the structures of his prose the fascination with boundaries and space that characterize the entire novel. A visionary novel, considered to be one of Lawrence's finest, it explores the complex sexual and psychological relationships between men and women in an increasingly industrialized world.

    bookhound says: "Amazing literary work ruined by an awful narrator"
    "Amazing literary work ruined by an awful narrator"
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    Story
    What disappointed you about The Rainbow?

    I *hated* the reader for this work because her tone was completely off. She read with an upbeat, fast, prim and proper affect that, when coupled with her British accent would have been perfectly fabulous for a Victorian romance or the like. However, The Rainbow is a serious book with heavy themes. Lawrence's prose and musings about his character's inner worlds and the human condition need to be really savored and processed, not rushed through as if the narrator were reading a "Jeeves" comedy. First audiobook that I couldn't stand more than 15 minutes of. What a waste of money.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    As stated above, her tone, pacing, and inflection were completely off.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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