Savagely funny and hauntingly sad, Lolita is Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel. It is the story of tortured college professor Humbert Humbert and his dangerous obsession with honey-skinned schoolgirl Dolores Haze.
Determined to possess his "Lolita", Humbert embarks on a disastrous journey across an American landscape littered with fast-food diners, gas stations and lonely motels. Brilliantly evocative and bitingly satirical in its depiction of postwar America, Lolita still has the power to shock and beguile.
©1955 Vladimir Nabokov; (P)2005 Random House Audio
Beautifully read by Jeremy Irons, Humbert is endearing despite his monstrosity, happily is still as confronting if not more now than when it was written
"very interestingly twisted book,excellent narratio"
loved lolita. Amazing story that puts reader in a consrant battle between shock, disgust and sneaky curiosity. tje narration is absolutely excellent
"mesmerising macabre story"
loved this dark tale. recommend to anyone wishing for a well written tale on a dark subject
"A beautifully read but disturbing book"
The plot doesn't lend itself to recommendation but i might recommend it to friends I know well.
The treatment of Lolita by Humbert.
"Tantalisingly sublime reading."
All has already been said of this novel. I wish therefore to stray my adoration to the encapsulating and faultless narration of Mr Irons. So beautifully read.
"Superb narration by Jeremy Irons"
Jeremy Irons' narration perfectly captures the monsterous Herbet Humbert while the author never lets you forget his humanity. The effect is chilling, in this disturbing and brilliant novel.
Jeremy Iron's reading of Lolita is outstanding; he has found the perfect tone for the ironic, passionate and subsequently slightly neurotic mr Humbert.
Shocking, illuminating, tragic
A rollercoaster of uncomfortable emotions. Nabokov's writing is a joy.
Beautifully written and performed. Jeremy Irons is superb.
"My favourite audio book so far"
With some of the best writing there is and read by an actor of Irons' calibre, I knew I was in for a treat and this audio book didn't disappoint. Just beautiful.
To be honest, it's the beautifully rich prose rather than the story that I most like about this book.
Captivating story, brilliantly read.
Superb writing. Excellent narration. A great book. A disturbing and unsettling story however, at times revolting. One must not lose sight of the fact that it's fiction, not autobiographical.
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