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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I read this book in high school and after a very disappointing experience with 50 Shades (even the sex scenes couldn't make up for the weak writing), I turned to lady Chatterley. Veronika Hyks is an intoxicating storyteller. This seductive story can't be beat.
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I loved the gutsy story and i loved the narrator. I watched the TV version before I listened to this and felt disappointed. I am so pleased I heard this.
I am dyslexic and find reading hard going but this was so easy to listen to and follow.
What did you like most about Lady Chatterley's Lover?
Connie, her predicament, her actions, her drive and her foresight. Who she is at the start of the novel, and how she has changed by the end, shows a strong character. I can understand why it would have been shocking to presiding factions at the time, but it was overblown and I'd like to think time has allowed the characters to be seen above the noise of one or two "lewd passages"(!)
What other book might you compare Lady Chatterley's Lover to, and why?
Any novel which seeks to explore the ending of an epoch, and the psychological disarray it brings about in people as society's cards are reshuffled. Anything under the literary realism genre: Madame Bovary, etc. You could also make a case for Beauty and the Beast (sort of...)!
What aspect of Veronika Hyks’s performance might you have changed?
It is not a smooth recording or performance by any means - sometimes the narration sounds robotic, and I worried that I'd be better putting a word recognition voice app over the text, but I found that speeding up the narration improved it, and thankfully the accents for each character are maintained throughout.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
"This film is faithful to the spirit of the book, unlike the recent TV adaptation which was a travesty and insult to Lawrence's writing(!)"