Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • by D. H. Lawrence
  • Narrated by Katherine Littrell
  • 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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A Good Reading of a Famous Classic

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?

None really.

Any additional comments?

I received a copy of this audiobook for free for review purposes.

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Very mechanical writing

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.

*This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. Read all my reviews at mybookhype dot com
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2016
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