I read this book several years ago and have always felt somewhat confused and slighted by the story. Listening to it was the solution. This reader does such a great job with the character, and I was able to follow along much better listening. A very challenging and intriguing story with mystery and thoughtfulness. I would definitely recommend.
Yes, perhaps, after I've read everything else by Nabokov.
At first, when I realised the plot (I had no idea beforehand). Later, realising the hellishness of it all, even for him.
Everything, it was beyond comparison. He did justice to the beauty of the prose.
Not necessarily. It is a book to be cherished - I didn't want it to end.
This is the best book I have listened to on Audible, all things considered. The prose is comparable to the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, though this story is a class apart.
I was astounded by Nabokov skill in telling a story that is so repulsive that the reader squirms and his ability to draw out empathy. I found myself questioning my own values on numerous subjects.
Jeremy Irons is H. H. BRILLANT!
Catching up on the literary classics brought me to this performance of Lolita by Jeremy Irons. Never have I listened to a book reading with this quality of expression.
I don't think anyone but Jeremy Irons could read this novel. Of course, Jeremy Irons could read a phone book and I would listen to it, but his cultured voice is especially suited for this story.
Due to the pedophilia, this novel isn't for everyone. It is well-written and I can see why it is a classic.