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....
Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century....
Lawrence explores love, sex, passion, and marriage through the eyes of two sisters, Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen....
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....
In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family....
Set in the rural midlands of England, The Rainbow revolves around three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than 60 years, setting them against the emergence of modern England....
"Part of the magic of audiobooks is that they allow one to enjoy works that might be difficult to digest in print form. So it is with Lawrence's tale of a young woman's quest to find herself; it might seem endless in print, but narrator Johanna Ward makes the journey pleasant." (AudioFile)
A good book from a great writer. The book is quite slow at the start and reflects rewriting a story in 1920 that was begun about 1914. Told entirely from the viewpoint of a woman. Intense feelings after the woman falls in love with a traveling stage actor, just as cinema is replacing live vaudeville shows. Not as enjoyable as Sons and Lovers or Women in Love. Excellent narrator.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
This isn't my favorite Lawrence novel, but this reader is absolutely the best I have encountered in an audiobook. She is a rare find: a reader who really understands what is and what is not important in a novel, and who is conscious at every moment of what the prose -- and especially the dialogue -- means.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
It's unlikely I would have purchased and read this book, but the audible version of this early 20th Century novel made it easy/accessible. I was engaged with the story and impressed with Lawrence's telling of this simple, yet deeply woven, tale. As an contemporary American woman, I experienced the stifling atmosphere The Lost Girl lived in is a reminder of how many women have lived (and some do today), and could better appreciate her desire to break from it, and the courage needed to do so. The prejudices and racism of the day are also reminders of how far we have come (or not).
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I am happy I only spent 5 dollars in the sale, and not a whole credit. I looked forward to a nice long literary story.... I just hung in there because I was able to listen during slow time at work. The narrator elongates her syllables in a way that I don't enjoy at all, and the story barely held my interest...and the suddenness of the ending would have infuriated me if I had been one bit emotionally involved in the tale.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
I don't think anything could improve this book.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Johanna Ward?
Narrator was good at portraying the character.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Boredom, frustration, annoyance
Any additional comments?
Was disappointed by this story... It was just super dull and took forever for anything to develop! The main character really is lost, takes forever to decide anything and makes you want to slap her.. The narrator's voice makes her whiny and even more annoying. Wouldn't recommend unless you have a lot of time to be bored.
I found this to be over wordy and not something that would keep me alert on my commute to work.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful