The Trespasser


Read by Martin Geeson

(3.7 stars; 5 reviews)


Brief Encounter meets Tristan und Isolde - on the Isle of Wight, under a vast sky florid with stars. The consequence is tragic indeed for one of the parties, Siegmund, when he sacrifices family life for a few days’ transcendent rapture. His lover, the self-contained Helena, is strong enough to bear a return to the scruffy suburbs. Redemption of a kind is granted to the deserted wife, Beatrice. But between these robust Lawrentian women Siegmund is cancelled out. His love-death is no cosmic swoon but a sordid exit in an unkempt box-room.

In this very British romance, there is no earthly escape from outworn attachments and life’s deadening routine... (Summary by Martin Geeson)

(10 hr 40 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 21:38 Read by Martin Geeson
02 - Chapter 2 25:58 Read by Martin Geeson
03 - Chapter 3 26:00 Read by Martin Geeson
04 - Chapter 4 9:57 Read by Martin Geeson
05 - Chapter 5 19:50 Read by Martin Geeson
06 - Chapter 6 29:29 Read by Martin Geeson
07 - Chapter 7 17:25 Read by Martin Geeson
08 - Chapter 8 19:57 Read by Martin Geeson
09 - Chapter 9 7:49 Read by Martin Geeson
10 - Chapter 10 8:47 Read by Martin Geeson
11 - Chapter 11 25:45 Read by Martin Geeson
12 - Chapter 12 18:28 Read by Martin Geeson
13 - Chapter 13 16:58 Read by Martin Geeson
14 - Chapter 14 25:53 Read by Martin Geeson
15 - Chapter 15 25:45 Read by Martin Geeson
16 - Chapter 16 17:15 Read by Martin Geeson
17 - Chapter 17 22:38 Read by Martin Geeson
18 - Chapter 18 5:21 Read by Martin Geeson
19 - Chapter 19 32:47 Read by Martin Geeson
20 - Chapter 20 12:47 Read by Martin Geeson
21 - Chapter 21 39:37 Read by Martin Geeson
22 - Chapter 22 18:46 Read by Martin Geeson
23 - Chapter 23 28:16 Read by Martin Geeson
24 - Chapter 24 11:53 Read by Martin Geeson
25 - Chapter 25 17:57 Read by Martin Geeson
26 - Chapter 26 16:45 Read by Martin Geeson
27 - Chapter 27 31:23 Read by Martin Geeson
28 - Chapter 28 12:35 Read by Martin Geeson
29 - Chapter 29 28:00 Read by Martin Geeson
30 - Chapter 30 23:56 Read by Martin Geeson
31 - Chapter 31 21:00 Read by Martin Geeson

Reviews

Suffered thru' this depressing drama

(1 stars)

In the favorite words of the author, Dreary, Dreadful, Wearisome. I really loved the humorous bits ... Oh wait, there weren't any not even one. If I really emotionally put myself into this book, I think I might shoot myself. I listen to it and learn the lesson that life needs humor. People are too serious, especially about relationships. Listening to this book was good practice being with emotional people as they Yammer on, listening in an unattached way without getting sucked into their drama. I was shocked in one chapter when everything was beautiful and happy, but alas, within a few minutes it's turned dark again.. Much of his writings are about sexuality, which was very suppressed during his day. Possessiveness can be destructive. And yet, the main character was irresponsible. I added my own humor to this nightmare by mocking all the drama of it. It was kind of fun. Martin is a good reader, and in some ways I suspect that his exaggerated emotional tones added to the dreary feeling.

Many thanks to Martin Geeson!

(5 stars)

Many thanks to Martin Geeson for his flawless and passionate reading of Lawrence’s novel. It will delight all listeners looking for both a good novel and a perfect recording!