The Rainbow


Read by Debra Lynn

(3.7 stars; 14 reviews)

The Rainbow is a 1915 novel by British author D.H. Lawrence. It follows three generations of the Brangwen family, particularly focusing on the sexual dynamics of, and relations between, the characters. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(19 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Ch. 01a - How Tom Brangwen Married a Polish Lady, part 1 34:59 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 01b - How Tom Brangwen Married a Polish Lady, part 2 29:55 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 01c - How Tom Brangwen Married a Polish Lady, part 3 44:00 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 02a - They Live at the Marsh, part 1 41:01 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 02b - They Live at the Marsh, part 2 40:00 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 03 - Childhood of Anna Lensky 37:52 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 04a - Girlhood of Anna Brangwen, part 1 40:00 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 04b - Girlhood of Anna Brangwen, part 2 44:22 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 05 - Wedding at the Marsh 24:07 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 06a - Anna Victrix, part 1 31:21 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 06b - Anna Victrix, part 2 33:08 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 06c - Anna Victrix, part 3 30:16 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 06d - Anna Victrix, part 4 33:00 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 07 - The Cathedral 35:45 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 08a - The Child, part 1 33:23 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 08b - The Child, part 2 35:41 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 09a - The Marsh and the Flood, part 1 25:51 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 09b - The Marsh and the Flood, part 2 25:44 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 10a - The Widening Circle, part 1 25:22 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 10b - The Widening Circle, part 2 26:16 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 11a - First Love, part 1 28:16 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 11b - First Love, part 2 27:06 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 11c - First Love, part 3 34:01 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 11d - First Love, part 4 31:27 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 12 - Shame 47:47 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 13a - The Man's World, part 1 36:49 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 13b - The Man's World, part 2 32:32 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 13c - The Man's World, part 3 37:43 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 13d - The Man's World, part 4 35:40 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 14 - The Widening Circle 34:23 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 15a - The Bitterness of Ecstasy, part 1 32:48 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 15b - The Bitterness of Ecstasy, part 2 31:42 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 15c - The Bitterness of Ecstasy, part 3 32:01 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 15d - The Bitterness of Ecstasy, part 4 42:06 Read by Debra Lynn
Ch. 16 - The Rainbow 34:55 Read by Debra Lynn

Reviews

Comment on reader's uncharacteristic accent

(3 stars)

Not a review, a comment. I have great difficulty in listening to Tne Rainbow when read in what can only be characterized as 21st century, non-descript, non-literary, non-expressive americanese. Not good for this type of text, totally out of character! This volunteer reader ought really to concentrate on reading text written in the vernacular style of american English in which she herself is fluent. Heaven forbid she should volunteer to read Shakespearean tragedy, for example, no offense to Ms. Lynn. Simply a statement of fact. Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

Thank-you!

(5 stars)

I would like to thank both Debra for her fine reading as well as those who bemoan her narration. Why do I thank the latter group? I do so for exposing themselves as nothing more than ignoramuses who think all Americans share a signal accent and for allowing me the future pleasure of destroying the credibility of any British who dare read any book written outside England's borders.

Some gold found here

(5 stars)

DH is wordy to say the least, but way ahead of his time with the reality of inter-personal as well as internal relationship awareness. Great listening as well.

Another more positive opinion

(4 stars)

To each their own and I thank DebraLynn for recording this novel. I enjoyed her narration.

such a sad Tale inside this long Saga

(5 stars)