Irons gave a rich performance that lent an authenticity to the creepy character of H.H. He oscillated between the lyrical speech of a poet and the ranting diatribe of a madman. It was repugnant and alluring, disturbing and beautiful.
I just adore an unreliable narrator...
Hands down the best narrated audible book. Jeremy Irons is an amazing Humbert Humbert. You feel like he is really telling you his story - not reading a book to you. Yes, the topic is creepy and troubling but it is so well written and narrated that it makes you laugh and cry as well as squeam. I highly recommend.
Ok, I get it, it's mega taboo. But it really was just so beautifully written. By then end I was left with a knot in my stomach that didn't go away for days. I really loved the story, the narration, everything.
Didn't read it.
Only that I love Nabakov's writing. This was my first & I will definitely seek out more of his books. I am also a big fan of David Foster Wallace.
An absolutely wonderful listening experience for me. The best reader I've encountered in my approx 1-year new dedication to audio-books. I will also seek out other Irons' readings.
Not extreme but definitely moved in many different ways at different times.
Highly recommend this book. I don't give such praise easily.
Simply fantastic in every way, except for the way in which most people would concur! A purchase of this brilliant work should come sooner than later.
I was excited to read this book after I saw it recommended if you liked You by Caroline Kepnes and I LOVED that book. But this just fell flat. I couldn't wait for it to be over and just kept waiting for it to get better.
everything about this was great. Especially the narrator he really told the story well. . This isn't a review. Not sure why audible has to be 20 words to say a few good thing.