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Grand Terrace, CA United States
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  • Lolita

  • By: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,213

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Absolutely Gorgeous Audible Experience

  • By Jim on 10-26-05

A classic worth skipping

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-15

I enjoyed the writing style but the story was very sickening and I had to walk away from it a few times. I'm just not into the idea of old men fantasizing and acting out their sexual exploits on little girls. It wasn't as detailed but still hard to read.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

  • By: Julia Alvarez
  • Narrated by: Blanca Camacho, Annie Henk, Annie Kozuch, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 170

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents captures the vivid lives of the Garcia sisters, four privileged and rebellious Dominican girls adapting to their new lives in America. In the 1960s, political tension forces the Garcia family away from Santo Domingo and toward the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, interesting story

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-15-17

How the Garcia Girls lost their reader

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I was expecting this book to be entertaining per previous reviews. However, i found myself lost in a myriad of stories and points of views. The book changes from a narrative of at least 5 characters the do not even give perspective into the same "story". They each go off into different times in the life that have no correlation. It's almost as if the book should have been broken down into several short stories of different people at one point or another in NY or the Dominican Republic. While some of these stories were good, overall the book was lacking a seamless transition.

Has How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents turned you off from other books in this genre?

It will not. I'm always excited to find new authors.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narration was not bad.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

dissapointment

4 of 6 people found this review helpful