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- Written by: Vladimir Nabokov
- Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
- Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
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.
It's a classic for a reason
- By Trevor sawatzky on 2019-11-14
Yes, the Narrator’s French is atrocious, but then he’s a Brit. It didn’t bother me to the point that I wouldn’t recommend this audiobook. Great story- was hesitant when I read it was about a pedophile. I shouldn’t have been. There’s a reason why this book is a classic.