The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

  • by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Narrated by Arthur Morey
  • 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Vladimir Nabokov, the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, or Ardor, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and the 1950s, these 68 tales - 14 of which have been translated into English for the first time - display all the shades of Nabokov's imagination. They range from sprightly fables to bittersweet tales of loss, from claustrophobic exercises in horror to a connoisseur's samplings of the table of human folly. Read as a whole, The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov offers an intoxicating draft of the master's genius, his devious wit, and his ability to turn language into an instrument of ecstasy.
This edition includes the newly discovered story "Natasha."

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What the Critics Say

"Sumptuous . . . glorious." (The New York Times)
"Some of the most nape-tingling prose and devilish inventions in twentieth-century letters. . . . An authentic literary event." (Time)

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Dissapiointing Narration

Whilst Nabokov is brilliant, the greatness of these writings is undermined by the narration. Very bland and uninspired. Narration of dialogue is particularly weak, and with a series as long as this one, it made me lose interest very quickly. I doubt if I'll even both to finish listening to it because of this.
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- Paul

Disappointing

Sensational collection of stories but let down enormously by the robotic sounding voice which lacks emotion.
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- mr matthew rung

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-11-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio