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Bradley Metzner

"Jameson"

USA | Member Since 2007

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  • Speak Memory: An Autobiography Revisited

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (106)

    Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov’s life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita, Pnin, Despair, The Gift, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, and The Luhzin Defense.

    meredith says: "this inspired me to read Nabokov's novels"
    "Wonderful text, torpid reader"
    Overall

    It is pleasant to have Nabokov as a companion on long car journeys, but why has S. Rudnicki been made the voice of Nabokov in so many of these audio recordings? He is a lifeless, slow, plodding reader, with a rebarbative accent. COuldn't they have found someone with a bit of dramatic dash, or at least with a pleasant voice?

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful

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