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Ruth Schultze

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  • Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • By: D H Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Probably a five 🌟 book, but my courage failed me.

  • By Cara on 30-12-17

An awful story very well read.

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-18

A truly awful book. Samantha Bond reads it beautifully, but if it wasn't for the shock value, I do not believe this book would ever have been made famous.

  • Far From the Madding Crowd

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of female independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Sergeant Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness that threatens the stability of the whole community. Published in 1874, and an immediate best seller, Far From the Madding Crowd established Thomas Hardy as one of Britain's foremost novelists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great reading/performance by Jamie Parker.

  • By smileyguillum on 03-10-16

wonderful audiobook

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-18

Really well read. Jamie Parker brings the story alive. lovely story with a happy ending.