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

First audio book- first D.H. Lawrence novel

I have struggled to read for years. Haven't made the time; waylaid by TV, internet, life, hobbies. I generally fall asleep after a page of effort.

I've sat, deperate, staring at a pile of books that I've wanted to pick up and experience each individual journey within.

I recall enjoying read alongs in the classroom of my school; Under Milkwood, Kes. I decided to relive the experiences by using audiobooks to guide me along. It worked a treat. This may be life changing!

A mesmerising story with tragedy that took my breath away at times. So well read. I got used to Simon Vance after about a third of the way through the book, initially annoying, but the pace was perfect.

I shan't forget about the Morels.

Great book and great app
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Book Details

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