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  • Lady Chatterley's Lover | D. H. Lawrence

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Katherine Littrell
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    Lady Chatterley's Lover is D. H. Lawrence's last novel. First published privately in 1928, Lady Chatterley's Lover was banned from wider publication in the UK until 1960 and was the subject of censorship and book banning in the United States and elsewhere. Its erotic subject material, colorful language, and discussion of interclass relations were deemed obscene.

    . says: "A Good Reading of a Famous Classic"
  • Sons and Lovers | D. H. Lawrence

    Sons and Lovers

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Sons and Lovers, D. H. Lawrence's first major novel, was also the first in the English language to explore ordinary working-class life from the inside. No writer before or since has written so well about the intimacies enforced by a tightly knit mining community and by a family where feelings are never hidden for long. When the marriage between Walter Morel and his sensitive, high-minded wife begins to break down, the bitterness of their frustration seeps into their children's lives.

    W Perry Hall says: "Momma's Boy (The Dangers of Overbearing Parenting)"
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover | D. H. Lawrence

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Veronika Hyks
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    Lady Chatterley's Lover, written in 1928, tells the story of a passionate love affair between an upper class woman and her husband’s gamekeeper, which was thought to be so shocking in its content and its straightforward use of explicit sexual terms, that it was not officially published until 1960.

    Melanie says: "Soooooo much better than 50 shades"
  • Women in Love | D. H. Lawrence

    Women in Love

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    A powerful and engrossing tale of extremes and extremists, D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love follows the passionate relationships of two sisters, Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen, with their respective lovers, the ominous Gerald Crich and the charismatic but fragile Rupert Birkin.

    Mindy Kirkton says: "narrator not so great"
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover | D H Lawrence

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By D H Lawrence
    • Narrated By Samantha Bond
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    The story of Lady Chatterley and her love for her husband's gamekeeper outraged the sensibilities of Edwardian England. Lawrence had already been dismissed as a purveyor of the obscene for the attitudes to sex that he had shown in The Rainbow, which had been fiercely suppressed on its publication in 1915. Chatterley, written in several versions around 1928 in Italy in the final part of Lawrence's life, was a deliberate choice on the author's part to address sex head on.

    Programmer says: "Amazing reader of classic great novel"
  • The Rainbow | D. H. Lawrence

    The Rainbow

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Maureen O'Brien
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    Set in the rural midlands of England, The Rainbow revolves around three generations of Brangwens, a family deeply involved with the land and noted for their strength and vigour. When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow, Lydia Lensky, and adopts her daughter Anna as his own, he is unprepared for the conflict and passion that erupts between them. Their stories continue in Women in Love.

    Geoffrey says: "Death and Rebirth, the Old and New."
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover | D. H. Lawrence

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    The last and most famous of D. H. Lawrence's novels, Lady Chatterley's Lover was published in 1928 and banned in England and the United States as pornographic. While sexually tame by today's standards, the book is memorable for better reasons---Lawrence's masterful and lyrical prose, and a vibrant story that takes us bodily into the world of its characters.

    John says: "A good casual listen"
  • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories | E. F. Benson,Edith Wharton,F. Marion Crawford,Lettice Galbraith,Hugh Walpole,Charles Dickens,D. H. Lawrence

    Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A wonderful collection of 50 of the best classic ghost stories ever written. 'The Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith, 'Pomegranate Seed' by Edith Wharton, 'The Screaming Skull' by F. Marion Crawford, 'The Ghost in the Cupboard Room' by Wilkie Collins, 'The Shadow on the Blind' by Louisa Baldwin, 'A Ghost's Revenge' by Lettice Galbraith, 'The Lost Ghost' by Mary Wilkins-Freeman, 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie, 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon, 'The Dust Cloud' by E. F. Benson, and many more.

    Kathy says: "I agree on narration"
  • The Best of British Short Stories | Arthur Conan Doyle,Robert Louis Stevenson,Stacy Aumonier,D. H. Lawrence,W. W. Jacobs,Charles Dickens,Joseph Conrad

    The Best of British Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A fascinating collection of tales from some of Great Britain's finest classic authors.

    Jose Angel Arias Alvarez says: "Wonderful recollection of pure Brit storytelling"
  • The Rainbow | D. H. Lawrence

    The Rainbow

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Paul Slack
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    D. H. Lawrence's controversial classic, The Rainbow, follows the lives and loves of three generations of the Brangwen family between 1840 and 1905. Their tempestuous relationships are played out against a backdrop of change as they witness the arrival of industrialization - the only constant being their unending attempts to grasp a higher form of existence symbolized by the persistent, unifying motif of the "rainbow".

    W Perry Hall says: "Roy G. Biv, the Birds and the Bees"
  • The Rainbow | D. H. Lawrence

    The Rainbow

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    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.

    Desiree says: "Literary Genius"
  • Fantasia of the Unconscious by D.H. Lawrence: The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Summary, Analysis and Author Biography | D.H. Lawrence

    Fantasia of the Unconscious by D.H. Lawrence: The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Summary, Analysis and Author Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By D.H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Keith O'Brien
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    Fantasia of the Unconscious sheds invaluable light on the work of one of the most acclaimed and infamous modernists in literary history. No message stands alone. It is a relationship between the author and the audience, a snapshot of a living interaction, and it is only from this perspective that any classical piece can be fully understood. With this in mind, both the author and the climate of his time have been taken into account in a summary that precedes the narration of the full text.

  • The Virgin and the Gypsy | D. H. Lawrence

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Georgina Sutton
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    In a claustrophobic household, oppressed by her blind, toad-like grandmother and a cowardly, conventional father, Yvette’s exuberance seems doomed to suppression. But meeting a gypsy awakens unfamiliar emotions in her, making her challenge the family’s accepted morality. As she wavers between conformity and rebellion, a flash flood threatens her home, her world, and her life. This short novel deals with all the major themes of sexuality and identity that made Lawrence one of the most original and influential writers of the 20th century; and it is a satirical, atmospheric, moving and surprising masterpiece.

  • The Rocking Horse Winner | D. H. Lawrence

    The Rocking Horse Winner

    • UNABRIDGED (38 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Growing up in a strange dysfunctional family, Paul discovers that he has a unique gift. He is able, with the aid of his rocking horse, to predict the winners of horse races. In order to gain his mother's affection, Paul sets about winning enough money to sate her consuming passion for luxury with one last enormous wager....

  • Lady Chatterley's Lover | D. H. Lawrence

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Maxine Peake
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    The story of the physical relationship between the aristocratic protagonist Constance Chatterley and gamekeeper Oliver Mellors - which occurs right under the nose of her wheelchair-bound husband, Clifford. In exploring the class system of the early 20th century, the novel also touches upon the declining coal mining industry, its effect on the workers, and the politics which surrounded it. Yet possibly the most important theme is the individual’s need for physical as well as intellectual satisfaction.

    Erez says: "Very good; not for the easily offended"
  • Women in Love | D.H. Lawrence

    Women in Love

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By D.H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Vanessa Benjamin
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    Lawrence explores love, sex, passion, and marriage through the eyes of two sisters. Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen are the two intelligent, incisive, and observant sisters whose temperamental differences spark an ongoing debate regarding their society and their inner lives. The two very different sisters pursue thrilling, torrid affairs, but their search for more mature emotional relationships reveals some startling information about themselves as well as their lovers, Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich.

    P. Carson says: "Facinating unsettling view male and female"
  • Selected Shorts: Timeless Classics | James Thurber,Edith Wharton,Jack London,D.H. Lawrence

    Selected Shorts: Timeless Classics

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By James Thurber, Edith Wharton, Jack London, and others
    • Narrated By Maria Tucci, Charles Keating, James Naughton
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    Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.

    Southern lady says: "Outstanding!"
  • The Horse Dealer's Daughter | D. H. Lawrence

    The Horse Dealer's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    The descendents of the deceased horse dealer have fallen on hard times and are being evicted from the family stud farm. The three brothers and one sister are sitting around the breakfast table, discussing what each of them will do in the face of their sudden destitution. Only the horse dealer's daughter, Mabel, remains silent. She has made up her mind what to do...but will not communicate with the others. A visit from Jack Ferguson, the local doctor shifts the focus to this character.

    Charles says: "My Favorite Love Story"
  • The Virgin and the Gypsy | D H Lawrence

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By D H Lawrence
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    Written in 1926...and published posthumously [without the authors customary revision] in 1930, The Virgin and the Gypsy is a minor masterpiece in short story writing. It provides an excellent introduction to Lawrence’s work, being a succinct distillation of his ideas about sexuality and its ability to transcend class barriers. Yvette and her sister Lucille come back from finishing school in Lausanne with a much broader outlook on life than the inhabitants of the cloistered world to which they return.

  • The Best Victorian and Edwardian Short Stories | Charles Dickens,Jerome K. Jerome,Arthur Conan Doyle,John Galsworthy,D. H. Lawrence,George Gissing,H. Rider Haggard

    The Best Victorian and Edwardian Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    The golden age of the short story was in Victorian and Edwardian times, when authors made a living by contributing to literary magazines and journals. These popular journals threw up such literary greats as Dickens, Conan Doyle, Rider Haggard, and Jerome K. Jerome. Many of the great writers are undeservedly neglected by modern audience...but what a pleasure it is to rediscover the literary treasures that delighted our great grandparents!

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