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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.
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By penguinnj on 08-12-10

a few glitches with the recording

There are a few glitches with this recording- a handful of passages are repeated. However, I enjoy Lawrence and I thought the narrator did a wonderful job- accents were very well done and characters were easy to distinguish.

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By Julian on 09-09-17

Not my cup of tea, lad

This would have to be one of the most difficult novels to perform - the deeply personal and intimate nature of the narrative at some moments almost defies verbal expression. Paul Slack struggles manfully, suffusing his reading with emotion, and does keep you in the moment most of the time. I did feel he could have put more effort into differentiating the character voices - the only true distinction he managed, i.e. rough vs refined working class, was by accent, but during some dialogues between Paul and his lovers I was at a loss who was speaking any given line. I can't really say it sustained my interest, but whether Slack or Lawrence is to blame I can't say with certainty. Lawrence has his lyrical moments and can summon up a memorable image but the lack of much in the way of incident or humour for long stretches took a toll on my attention after a while. I would compare it to Wuthering Heights for its relentless intensity, which is a recommendation of sorts I guess. To be tackled with caution.

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By grandma on 05-07-17

Sons and lovers

I had forgotten how beautifully written this is . Eager to start the next D.H Lawrence.

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