Sons and Lovers

  • by D. H. Lawrence
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Their second son, Paul, knows that he must struggle for independence if he is not to repeat his parents' failure. Lawrence's powerful description of Paul's single-minded efforts to define himself sexually and emotionally through relationships with two women---the innocent, old-fashioned Miriam Leivers and the experienced, provocatively modern Clara Dawes---makes this a novel as much for the beginning of the 21st century as it was for the beginning of the 20th.

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Sons and Lovers

A good reading of Lawrence classic unabridged. Locations come to life . Characters and dialogue well delineated by the narrator. I would recommend this.
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- MLB

My first and probably last Lawrence experience

At the start of the book I was taken with the writing which is excellent throughout and the description of a Nottingham mining village. By the end, I was desperate for it to end and probably won't try another DHL. I didn't like any of the characters and found the endless agonised soul searching mawkish - it reminded me of Dostoyevsky's Bros K. So, not to my taste.
The production and reading were faultless. Vance manfully waded through the accents and the anguish, and only slightly faltered in doing the children.
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- M. Griffiths

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-04-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio