Unabridged the fifth child, doris lessing audiobook, 2016. The fifth child is a short novel by the british writer doris lessing, first published in the united kingdom in 1988, and since translated into several languages. The fifth child audiobook, written by doris lessing. As the days events take a dark and ugly turn nearing apocalyptic intensity, the lovatts guarded contentedness and view of the world as a benign place are forever shattered by the violent birth of their fifth child.
The fifth child audiobook free the fifth child download audio. Doris lessing s contemporary gothic horror storycentered on the birth of a baby who seems less than humanprobes societys unwillingn. Details about the fifth child, doris lessing audiobook, 2016. Doris lessing s contemporary gothic horror storycentered on the birth of a baby who seems less than humanprobes societys unwillingness to recognize its own brutality. Doris lessings contemporary gothic horror storycentered on the birth of a baby who seems less than. Start a free 30day trial today and get your first audiobook free. A classic tale from doris lessing, winner of the nobel prize for literature, of a family torn apart by the arrival of ben, their feral fifth child. Doris lessings contemporary gothic horror story centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human probes societys unwillingness to recognize its. The look for a house outside of london where they can settle down and begin pursuing what theyre surprised to discover is a mutual goal.
When oldfashioned david and harriet meet at their office christmas party, they fall in love and decide to marry. The fifth child summary from litcharts the creators of. Even in the womb, ben s movements seem to her less like signs of life than acts of aggression. Unabridged sign in to check out check out as guest. Partly a cautionary tale and partly just bad luck, this almost novelette is spare in the details but will give any parent pause, including myself.
Harriet, the protagonist of doris lessing s 1988 novel, the fifth child, has a terrible feeling about her youngest son. Ben, monstrous in appearance, insatiably hungry, abnormally strong, demanding, brutal. Doris lessings the fifth child and the spectre of the. The fifth child by doris lessing overdrive rakuten overdrive. As a newborn, he is muscular, yellowish, long, with greenyyellow eyes and a sloped forehead. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Listen to the fifth child by doris lessing, sue pitkin for free with a 30 day free trial. The fifth child audiobook free the fifth child download audio books free written by.842 294 574 354 267 788 1576 1543 1552 965 1322 1173 645 1374 1285 725 1352 402 985 715 687 1464 977 131 1363 475 472 451 100 189 208 1484 927 912 243 1358 1274 628 104 727 769 1475 790 1032 1499 846