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  • Lady Chatterley's Lover: An Audible Exclusive Performance | D. H. Lawrence,Fern Riddell - introduction

    Lady Chatterley's Lover: An Audible Exclusive Performance

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence, Fern Riddell - introduction
    • Narrated By Holliday Grainger, Fern Riddell - introduction
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    In an Audible Exclusive performance, Holliday Grainger lends her voice to a new unabridged recording of Lady Chatterley's Lover, a novel that was banned until 1960 and is now considered to be one of the most renowned love stories of all time. This production features an exclusive introduction written and narrated by Fern Riddell, a cultural historian who specialises in sex in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

    John says: "Really good (read) 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.

    anita weir says: "Fifty Classic Ghost Stories"
  • 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.

    MLB says: "Sons and Lovers"
  • Fifteen Great Novellas | Joseph Conrad,Thomas Hardy,Arthur Conan Doyle,Robert Louis Stevenson,D. H. Lawrence,H. Rider Haggard,John Buchan

    Fifteen Great Novellas

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A wonderful anthology of 15 of the great classic Novellas. 1. Immensee by Theodor Storm 2. The Jew's Beech Tree by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff 3. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad 4. The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy 5. Mad Monkton by Wilkie Collins 6. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 7. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot 8. England my England by D. H. Lawrence

  • Women in Love | D. H. Lawrence

    Women in Love

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Paul Slack
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    Gerald Crich, son of a wealthy colliery owner, captures the heart of Gudrun, while Ursula becomes enamored with Rupert Birkin, a school inspector - their complex relationship likely modelled on that between Lawrence, his wife Frieda, and John Middleton Murry and Katherine Mansfield. Things are far from harmonious, and the discord and conflict leads to many heated and elaborate philosophical discussions about modern society and the nature of love, while tragedy looms large.

  • 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.

    ReadingWild says: "wonderfully animated performance"
  • 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.

  • Women in Love | D. H. Lawrence

    Women in Love

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Maureen O'Brien
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    Lawrence explores love, sex, passion, and marriage through the eyes of two sisters, Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen. Intelligent, incisive, and observant, the two very different sisters pursue thrilling, torrid affairs with their lovers, Rupert and Gerald, while searching for more mature emotional relationships. Against a haunting World War I backdrop of coal mines, factories, and a beleaguered working class, Gudrun and Ursula's temperamental differences spark an ongoing debate regarding their society and their inner lives.

  • 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.

    Anne says: "lady chatterley's lover"
  • 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".

    UK Reader says: "A wonderful reading"
  • Sons and Lovers | D. H. Lawrence

    Sons and Lovers

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Paul Slack
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    Sons and Lovers, Lawrence's third published novel, was written by the author at the height of his literary powers. The story of class differences (the relationship between a middle-class woman and a miner) in the tough world of coal mining brought a refreshing realism to literature. It remains a challenging text and is studied widely. It is particularly effective on audiobook in the hands of Nottinghamshire reader Paul Slack.

    grandma says: "Sons and lovers "
  • Five Short Stories by D. H. Lawrence | D. H. Lawrence

    Five Short Stories by D. H. Lawrence

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    David Herbert Richards Lawrence (1885-1930) is recognized as one of the greatest English novelists, poets, playwrights and short story writers. His works address such themes as emotional health, vitality, spontaneity and instinct, wrapped up in gripping plots which range from the poignant to the downright creepy.

  • 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.

    Cara says: "Probably a five 🌟 book, but my courage failed me."
  • 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.

    Nigel Nicholson says: "no gold at the end of this one"
  • Stories for Winter Evenings | Hugh Walpole,W. F. Harvey,Mary E. Braddon,W. C. Morrow,Thomas Hardy,D. H. Lawrence,Edith Wharton

    Stories for Winter Evenings

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Hugh Walpole, W. F. Harvey, Mary E. Braddon, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A haunting collection of strange and macabre short stories, ideal for listening to around the fire on a cold winter evening.... 'The Last Leaf' by O. Henry, 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie, 'The Fire' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Tiger' by Hugh Walpole, 'Cool Air' by H. P. Lovecraft, 'The Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith, 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon, 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole, 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow, 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton.

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

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Georgina Sutton
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    In post-war East Midlands, in a home dominated by their difficult grandmother and aunt, Yvette and Lucille are two sisters struggling to bring joy into their lives. Their mother, having run off in a scandal, leaves the two to suffer a dysfunctional family life and oppressive domesticity. But one day, Yvette meets a free-spirited gypsy and his family, awakening her sexual desires and compounding her disenchantment.

  • Love Among the Haystacks and Other Stories | D H Lawrence

    Love Among the Haystacks and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By D H Lawrence
    • Narrated By Geraldine James
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    This is a selection of D. H. Lawrence’s short stories, mostly about women. Although much wider known for his novels and in particular for his forthright attitude to sex and its description in literature, it is for his short stories that Lawrence has most commonly gained critical acclaim. He was a beautiful creator of this most difficult of forms, giving us glimpses into the lives he describes in his stories, which often tell us more than full-length novels written by lesser hands.

  • Twilight in Italy | D. H. Lawrence

    Twilight in Italy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Twilight in Italy describes Lawrence’s time as an educated working-class Englishman living among the Italian working men and women in the region around Lake Garda, from the Austrian Alps to the North, to Switzerland and finally Como and Milan. He captures the psyche of Italian peasants without ever romanticising or patronising them.

  • 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.

    Jules says: "I loved it!"
  • The Very Best of Dylan Thomas Reading | D. H Lawrence,Thomas Hardy,W.B. Yeats,Walter De La Mare

    The Very Best of Dylan Thomas Reading

    • ORIGINAL (55 mins)
    • By D. H Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, and others
    • Narrated By Dylan Thomas
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    Dylan Thomas made several recordings in the early 1950s of other poets' works. Here, he reads the poetry of D. H Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats and Walter De La Mare.

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