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    • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • An Audible Exclusive Performance
    • By: D. H. Lawrence, Fern Riddell - introduction
    • Narrated by: Holliday Grainger, Fern Riddell - introduction
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really good (read) listen

    • By John on 13-12-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Sons and Lovers

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sons and Lovers

    • By MLB on 09-03-15

    Regular price: £27.19

    • 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 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Rainbow

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Paul Slack
    • Length: 20 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful reading

    • By UK Reader on 06-10-16

    Regular price: £37.29

    • Sons and Lovers

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Paul Slack
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sons and lovers

    • By grandma on 07-05-17

    Regular price: £30.89

    • Women in Love

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Maureen O’Brien
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • The Virgin and the Gypsy

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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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.

    Regular price: £15.59

    • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Veronika Hyks
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it!

    • By Jules on 20-02-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Twilight in Italy

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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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.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Maxine Peake
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lady chatterley's lover

    • By Anne on 09-06-11

    Regular price: £46.09

    • British Classic Short Stories

    • By: Hugh Walpole, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A rich and varied collection of classic short stories by British writers: 'Quality' by John Galsworthy, 'The Mark on the Wall' by Virginia Woolf, 'The Horse Dealer’s Daughter' by D. H. Lawrence, 'The Ticking of the Clock' by Louisa Baldwin, 'The Fiddler of the Reels' by Thomas Hardy, 'The Return' by R. Murray Gilchrist, 'Kew Gardens' by Virginia Woolf, 'Seashore Macabre' by Hugh Walpole, 'Satan’s Circus' by Eleanor Smith, 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible!

    • By RGN007 on 13-03-18

    Regular price: £89.99

    • Sons and Lovers

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisation
    • By: D. H. Lawrence, Michael Butt (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Fiona Clarke
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of D. H. Lawrence's classic story about working class love, loss and hardship. Sensitive, intellectual Gertrude Coppard married miner Walter Morel for his rich, ringing laugh and colourful character. But now, years later, she finds there is little behind the bluster and their marriage has become riddled with disillusionment. Instead, Gertrude pours all her love and attention into her two sons, William and Paul.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • By anita weir on 30-01-17

    Regular price: £99.99

    • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Best Victorian and Edwardian Short Stories

    • By: Charles Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    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!

    Regular price: £49.99

    • The Fox

    • A Short Novel
    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Sheri Blair
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Two women isolated on a lonely Cornish farm face an evil greater than all others: A fox has begun carrying off hens and roosters, and nothing they do seems to stop him. And then one day, a mysterious young man appears at the door. Now the women have to fend off not one, but two foxes.

    Regular price: £9.89

    • A Lover's Gift from Him to Her (Unabridged Selections)

    • By: William Shakespeare, D. H. Lawrence, more
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Some of the greatest poets and lovers in the English language speak of their love in this seductive and romantic collection. Here are the voices of Romeo, Robert Burns, Lord Byron and many others.

    Regular price: £5.16

    • Lady Chatterley's Lover (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Constance Reid's new husband, Sir Clifford Chatterley, returns from war paralyzed and in a wheelchair, she sees her future wither. As their marriage grows loveless, she mourns the desires fated to go unfulfilled. But a stirring fascination with Oliver Mellors, the estate's coarse, taciturn gamekeeper, blooms into feelings she feared had died. Soon the lovers find themselves entangled in scandal, and their taboo affair becomes as pernicious as it is passionate.

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Women in Love

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Paul Slack
    • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Women In Love? I struggled!

    • By Annie on 22-01-18

    Regular price: £36.19

    • The Rainbow

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Regular price: £26.29

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