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Shawn

longmont, CO, USA

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  • Lolita

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2145)
    Performance
    (1282)
    Story
    (1280)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Among the great literary achievements of the 20th century, Lolita soars in audio thanks to the incomparable Jeremy Irons, bringing to life Nabokov’s ability to shock and enthrall more than 50 years after publication. Lolita became a cause celebre because of the erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Nabokov's masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

    Jim says: "An Absolutely Gorgeous Audible Experience"
    "Haunting. Perfect narration."
    Overall

    Sometimes funny, sometimes painful. Amazing job by Jeremy Irons in the narration in conveying the extreme emotions, intelligence, complexity, sickness of Humbert--as lyrical as the text itself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4088)
    Performance
    (1895)
    Story
    (1895)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

    Nanci says: "Superb story and reading!"
    "Terrific reading"
    Overall

    Tim Curry read this so well, I got lost in the story as if I'd never heard it before. I was swept away in this classic story. Beautiful.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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