I've been hankering for really good literature lately, and this really met the challenge. I can't believe it's taken me until my early 50's to read D.H. Lawrence, and in particular, Lady Chatterley's Lover. I never bothered to read it because I assumed it was just an erotic novel with little substance and put it right up there with Fifty Shades of Gray, (which I haven't read). How wrong was I. I'm hooked. The narrator was fantastic. There were five versions of this book available to listen to, and only this one was narrated by a man. John Lee does a fantastic job, and at times almost sounds like Sean Connery. I've borrowed the following from Wikipedia, as it really says it all.
His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. Some of the issues Lawrence explores are emotional health, vitality, spontaneity and instinct. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, also challenged this widely held view, describing him as, "The greatest imaginative novelist of his generation.
This one is corked; send it back to the sommelier.
Couldn’t get into the story
What an awful book. I put it on while painting one day and was too preoccupied to bother turning it off. None of the characters are likeable. There is racist, sexist, ableist, and classist content. And the "romance" is lack of consent. Horrible, don't bother wasting your time with it. I wish I hadn't.
Held my interest. A good look at life in England 100 years ago
Good story. It delivers more than one would expect. Good narration. Book before its time.
not enjoying this book at all. it's over wordy to an extreme even in appropriate place... it goes on and on and on to get to any point. like listening to a high schooler trying to hit a required word count.
Really enjoyed this classic. Haha, I can see why it was banned in the 1920’s. Surprisingly “strong” language along with the sex. A very interesting period piece. The narrator did a great job!