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.
Now deemed a classic work of artistic merit written before its time, D.H. Lawrence's thoughtfully penned novel scrutinizes marriage, infidelity, and the things people do to achieve physical and emotional happiness. The novel's frank approach to sex and desire infuses Lady Chatterley's Lover with a modern sensibility that rings as true and thought-provoking in the present as upon its first scandalous publication.
The narration was awful- the colloquial dialogue was beyond bad. It was badly edited with one or two mistakes left in. Story was only salvaged by its historical background. Characters were badly drawn and inconsistent 50 Shades of the early 20th century.
If you could sum up Lady Chatterley's Lover in three words, what would they be?
Classic. Satisfying. Intriguing.
What did you like best about this story?
I enjoyed the dialogue and character development.
What does Katherine Littrell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
She has great strength as a narrator and I admire her character reading voice for male characters. It isn't too distracting, once you get into the story. But her real strength is in the beautiful descriptions of setting and events. A nice job.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
I received a copy of this audiobook for free for review purposes.
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I've always loved this book, so to hear it narrated so well is a pleasure. She does voices for the characters, so if you like that then this is great, but if you don't then this isn't the version for you.
Very talented Voice artist who inhabited every character beautifully. Well done. The book is nearly a hundred years old, but still speaks a lot of truth.
Lady Chatterley's Lover sets in 1928 and has a lot of sexual descriptions and a sexual plot, which made it banned in the UK until 1960.
I usually love classics but have never read this one, so I was exited to start it. However, I was disappointed in the writing style and didn't actually feel it was a fictional story. I see it more as a self-help, non-fiction book in sexual education. The storytelling is lacking a lot and it's like the author tries to educate us into what women really wants.
There are many boring passages and we have to get 3 chapters in before we get some dialogue. Even when two people is having a conversation it is just described, but not with much of a dialogue. I'd recommend waching the BBC movie instead, to get a lot more storytelling. I also rolled my eyes (and sometimes chuckled) over sex scenes, that was very mechanically described, hence the time, of course.
The production lacks quality. Sometimes I thought my head set would explode because of annoying microphone sounds and chapter two ends very abruptly in the middle of a sentence.
Narrator Katherine Littrell did a fine job when I came further into the book. In the beginning I missed a more strong British accent, as this is a British classic, but as the story develops her accent becomes stronger, especially in dialogue and I also spotted a very good Irish accent. Katherine has a great potential and I'd like to hear her in other stories written in our time. I defenitely think this book was a challenge for her, it would have been for me, too.
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I wanted to enjoy this book... But I found it very boring. The only parts that were somewhat enjoyable were the sex scenes. I didn't know what to expect going into this book, but I was hoping for a little more romance. It was actually frustrating. Everyone seemed so entitled and spoiled. It seemed all over the place. I did like hearing about the different classes and the differences between men and women, however it seemed out of context and staged. The most creepy parts involved how Connie's father talked about her.
The narration by Katherine Littrell was very well done. Her voice is pleasant. I really enjoyed listening to her.
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This was one of the best books that I have ever read. It is very easy to see why it was banned until 1960. By today's standards it would barely Cross the radar. In 1928 society I feel positive that this was a truly scandalous novel. The writing was super and the narration was fantastic. I actually read this in one day. I received this book at no cost for an honest review.
Although I received this book at no cost I would gladly pay a credit for it it is really really wonderful!
This was very interesting and different. Considering when it was written, exploring non traditional relationships is fascinating. Still it's very classic so it's not exactly faced paced. In some parts it's actually quite boring. I enjoyed it overall and think this is a worthwhile read.
The narrator was very good and gave an excellent performance. She was perfect for this book.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
This is an infamous book that has had endless professional revues and if you seek plot details or deep commentary you will find no lack of them online. It's rightfully famous for being a breakout example of honest character study, disclosing aspects of society that we still tend to keep to ourselves -- and even from ourselves. It's a deep character study, and the extreme honesty make it a work of art.
There's not much to say about the LCL itself that you can't find better said elsewhere. If you're here, you're likely here on purpose to find this book.
The narrator Katherine Littrell is a skilled voice talent, has several inflections and voices, and vanishes into the background of your mind as you continue to listen. In the early chapters, the aussie accent is apparent against the english background, but it disappears over time. Some of my fellow americans might not notice at all.. I give the narration 4 stars because the accent did temporarily throw me, but it is otherwise perfectly done.
*I received a review copy of this work in exchange for an unbiased review.