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4.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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Growing up in a strange dysfunctional family, Paul discovers that he has a unique gift. He is able, with the aid of his rocking horse, to predict the winners of horse races. In order to gain his mother's affection, Paul sets about winning enough money to sate her consuming passion for luxury with one last enormous wager....

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mv | 2/7/2014

    " ms yarrow told me this was about determination. in college i learned it was about wanting to have sex with your mom "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 2/6/2014

    " It was okay. I liked how when the adults gained more possessions-it felt like they needed more possessions. It was a good life lesson about money. Still, the author's hatred of money is apparent and almost ridiculous when he kills the kid of in the end. "Borderline ridiculous." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 2/4/2014

    " A metaphor for the loss of childhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 1/31/2014

    " This story is so sad. It's so heavily laden with greed that it makes me sick. The mother and father destroy their marriage, their home and their children with their greed. The oldest, a boy, sets out to prove to his mother that he is lucky because, to her, luck means you can always get more money. As the house whispers, "There must be more money!" the boy named Paul continues to do what he can to become lucky never telling his mother his secret: Sometimes he is sure about the winning horse in the races. This is an awesome story with a great moral. It is a requirement for my English 102 Ideas and Values in Literature and I'm so glad it was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/31/2014

    " "We must have more money!" Dark, symbolic, thought provoking short story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen Crowell | 1/30/2014

    " Sad but loved this as a child! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/23/2014

    " This is a short story I had to read for AP English this year. It very creatively illustrated what greed in the parents can do to the children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/6/2014

    " I've read this at least 5 times. It is more a short story than a book. Symbolism is amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merrideth | 1/4/2014

    " A good metaphor for stage moms. Great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thom Swennes | 12/25/2013

    " It was a sad story that causes you to think about life and the things that are important. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andd Becker | 12/15/2013

    " Tension builds as this short story races to its chilling end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaethe | 12/15/2013

    " The only story that really stood out in my sophomore high school English text. This story is to blame for a couple of year's spent reading Lawrence's longer, more tedious work. It's still good, though, I bet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Capsguy | 8/18/2013

    " Prime example of how a short story can be done to perfection. Not a single word wasted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kev D'Olivo | 7/4/2013

    " This story features the most Oedipal character since Oepipus himself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trixie Booth | 5/1/2013

    " gambling ruins another family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeesun | 4/21/2013

    " fairy-tale mixed with deep symbolism... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 3/25/2013

    " I read this in 12th grade English and realized that D.H. Lawrence is slightly amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett | 3/1/2013

    " Was my favorite short story for a very long time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasha | 1/7/2013

    " Read this in high school and still think about it, its really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nellie K. | 11/11/2012

    " I love this tale. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tyler | 10/10/2012

    " Maybe, I was too young to appreciate it, but it didn't do anything for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Jean | 7/18/2012

    " This story continues to haunt me. Sometimes when I'm paying bills, I can hear myself chanting "There must be more money. There must be more money." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ténzom | 6/19/2012

    " Very sad and frustrating story with a sadder and more frustrating ending. But a wonderful short story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/31/2012

    " You mean that whole thing was a metaphor for... ?! GROSS! "

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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.