I enjoyed reading this book some years ago, but listening to it gave me further pleasure. I've always loved Jeremy Irons voice and work, so when I saw it was available, I snatched it hurriedly! And boy, could I ask for a better delivery? No! Like mentioned above, an absolute triumph! Now I long for more works by the author. If they are half as eloquent as this work, I will adore them all!
if you're happy and you know it....
I had to read the story before watching the movie--and I'm glad I did. It's remarkably written, the adjectives are simply amazing. And Jeremy Irons was simply THE perfect narrator for it. HIGHLY recommended.
excellent book! I really like the way Jeremy Irons read this novel. I have to admit as I began reading or listening to this book I was really not liking being in the mind of a freak character but the book is so well written and the story so unfolding that it really was a great book to listen to!
you obviously must read Lolita at least once! the first 1/4 of the book is difficult to follow since the taboo subject matter is described so beautifully that you may find yourself uncomfortable at points. if you keep listening you'll realize why this novel is praised for its brilliance for decades. also, Jeremy Irons does an incredible job narrating it!
I'm no prude but this was a strange topic to be reading about. The prose was elegant , descriptions brilliant dialog dated, but in keeping with the period. took me a few chapters to get used to the narrator's accent and timing, but once past that he was the best choice for the role