The Rainbow (unabridged)
D.H. Lawrence’s controversial classic, The Rainbow, follows the lives and loves of three generations of the Brangwen family, between 1840 and 1905. Their tempestuous relationships are played out against a backdrop of change as they witness the arrival of industrialisation – the only constant being their unending attempts to grasp a higher form of existence, symbolised by the persistent, unifying motif of the ‘rainbow’. Lawrence’s fourth novel, and the prequel to Women in Love, is an invigorating, absorbing tale about the undying determination of the human soul.
Audiobook Details:Author: D. H. Lawrence
Read by: Paul Slack
Audiobook Type: unabridged
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Running time (hh:mm:ss): 20?h 19?m
Download size: 312 MB
About the Reader
Paul Slack originally trained as a bricklayer in his native Nottinghamshire. He has just completed work on the feature film Lecture 21 written and directed by Alessandro Barecco. Paul has worked extensively in theatre most notably in the West End, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic, English Touring Theatre, the RSC and the Hammersmith Lyric. He is a regular contributor to radio drama. He plays guitar and hangs around Irish bars making a noise with his traditional Irish drum (Bodhrain).
Reviews for this Audiobook:
Narrator Paul Slack?s soft tone naturally complements Lawrence?s melodic prose. This classic tells the story of the Brangwen family, beginning with Tom Brangwen?s marriage to a Polish refugee. The audiobook then follows the life of Brangwen?s step-daughter, Anna, in her difficult marriage to one of Tom?s nephews, and ends with Anna?s daughter, Ursula, in her search for fulfilment. Slack captures Tom?s harsh Nottinghamshire brogue as flawlessly as he delivers Lydia?s gentle Polish accent. He?s particularly compelling in his rendering of Anna as an abrupt and headstrong child. Through his balance of vigorous and gentle cadences, Slack successfully takes the listener on this journey of three generations.