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    • The Rainbow

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Paul Slack
    • Length: 20 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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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".

    Non-member price: $55.84

    • Sons and Lovers

    • By: D.H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sons and Lovers is widely considered by critics and readers alike as D.H. Lawrence’s masterpiece and a classic interpretation of the Oedipal complex. Surely one of the greatest autobiographical novels ever written, it tells the story of Paul Morel, a sensitive artist with a far stronger attachment to his mother than his working-class, alcoholic father. Searching for love and human connection, Paul is torn between two very different women, but neither of them measures up to his mother.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Even Lawrence dates

    • By ZAP22 on 30-06-2018

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Veronika Hyks
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
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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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
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    • By Anonymous User on 01-06-2019

    Non-member price: $22.78

    • Sons and Lovers

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
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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.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Katherine Littrell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
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    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.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • DH Lawrence: A BBC Radio Collection

    • By: D.H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Andy Hockley, Benedict Sandiford, Cathy Sara, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Crowned ‘the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation’ by EM Forster, DH Lawrence has an undisputed place in England's canon of great authors. In this wide-ranging collection, dramatisations and readings of some of his major works are brought together, exploring themes such as romantic love and sexual desire, individual freedom, class division, war, the beauty of nature and the ugliness of industrialisation.

    Non-member price: $39.50

    • Fantasia of the Unconscious by D.H. Lawrence

    • The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Summary, Analysis and Author Biography
    • By: D.H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Keith O'Brien
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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    Fantasia of the Unconscious sheds invaluable light on the work of one of the most acclaimed and infamous modernists in literary history. No message stands alone. It is a relationship between the author and the audience, a snapshot of a living interaction, and it is only from this perspective that any classical piece can be fully understood. With this in mind, both the author and the climate of his time have been taken into account in a summary that precedes the narration of the full text.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • 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 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • Fifteen Great Novellas

    • By: Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A wonderful anthology of fifteen 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

    Non-member price: $156.13

    • Women in Love

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Paul Slack
    • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
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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.

    Non-member price: $56.38

    • Five Short Stories by D. H. Lawrence

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
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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.

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • By: D H Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A complex masterpiece nevertheless.

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-06-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Odour of Chrysanthemums

    • By: D H Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 53 mins
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    In Odour of Chrysanthemums D.H. Lawrence explores the concept of human isolation and the nature of love and relationships. This is the story of Elizabeth, a young wife and mother waiting for her alcoholic husband to return home from what she assumes is another night of drinking...

    Non-member price: $7.93

    • 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
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    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!

    Non-member price: $74.91

    • Sons and Lovers

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Paul Slack
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I remain confused and incomplete

    • By Lynnette on 02-05-2019

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • 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 12 mins
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    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.

    Non-member price: $15.22

    • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
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    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.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Fifty Classic Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, Edith Wharton, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Non-member price: $149.84

    • British Classic Short Stories

    • By: Hugh Walpole, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good, others not so interesting.

    • By Anna Spencer on 21-04-2017

    Non-member price: $140.51

    • Short Stories of the Great War

    • The First World War in Short Fiction
    • By: John Buchan, Sapper, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
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    A fascinating collection of short stories by great writers that examine aspects of the first world war, from action in the trenches, to the psychological impact of war on individuals and their relationships, to heroic adventure stories, to ghosts and war graves. A wonderful collection!

    Non-member price: $37.45

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