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Download DH Lawrence: The Short Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 5 3.14 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: David Shaw-Parker Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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This collection brings together five of Lawrence's short stories from 1907-13 and ranges across all his major early styles and themes. They portray his distinctive vision of relations between men and woman, as well as social and economic life and human nature in general. The stories here concentrate on the details and dramas of everyday living, yet Lawrence is able to make these familiar things seem both vivid and strange, drawing the listener into intense participation with the thoughts and emotional experiences of his characters.

David Shaw-Parker has worked in theatres throughout Britain. He has acted in many radio plays for both BBC World Service and Radio 4 and has made numerous appearances on both BBC and commercial television.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte Coleman | 6/24/2011

    " Very raunchy but a good read. Again there is a focus on money v happiness an money never seems to prevail, which can be said for life too. I am glad the characters find happiness, sexually, romantically and hopefully happy ever after. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sapphiresky | 6/22/2011

    " Very difficult read; large words I had to look up, and the book was steamy. Not exactly my favorite book of all time, but worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 6/20/2011

    " Liked it, though I expected something more... scandalous, what with all the fuss around this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 6/18/2011

    " Except for the sex I wasn't too enthralled. Of course, I was a teenaged male. Date read is a guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 6/9/2011

    " Good read, but I liked Madame Bovary better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 6/7/2011

    " I read all of Lawrence at the Community Park Swimming pool when I was 16 years old. I loved all of his books. So sensual, but I was so young I should reread. So many books and so little time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 6/5/2011

    " It was ok, but not that racy!!! It took me a while to get to grips with it. The 'sex' thats in it is brief and hard to find. "

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About the Author

David Herbert Lawrence (1885–1930), novelist, short-story writer, poet, critic, playwright, and essayist, was one of the most important and controversial figures of twentieth-century English literature. His works confront the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization and are notable for their passionate intensity and for a sensuality that centers on the erotic. Though his opinions earned him enemies, persecution, and censorship during his lifetime, he is now recognized as an artistic visionary.

About the Narrator

David Shaw-Parker is an Earphones Award-winning narrator. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1975 and began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1977, appearing in over twenty-five productions between then and 1991. He went on to appear at The National Theatre in Oedipus Rex, The False Servant, and My Fair Lady and in London’s West End in Grand Hotel, The Country Wife, Acorn Antiques, Heavenly Ivy, and Cyrano de Bergerac, among others. His numerous television credits include Inspector Morse, Space Precinct, and The Commander, and his films include Steven Soderbergh’s Kafka, Uberto Pasolini’s Still Life, and The Muppet Christmas Carol.