Friday, December 03, 2010

Nabokov on audiobook

Having run through most of what our local library had available in audiobooks, I took the plunge and joined Audible.com. So now I'm like a kid in the candystore...I want this. And this. And all of that. Like Earl in the movie Diner, I feel like ordering the entire left side of the menu.

I noticed earlier this week that several additional works by Vladimir Nabokov have been added just in the past month: The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited, Invitation to a Beheading, Bend Sinister, and Mary. I wanted to pass this on to those that enjoy audiobooks--some of these are available outside of Audible.com while others will be released later this month.

I finish Ron Chernow's Washington: A Life (highly recommended in any format) today or Monday and will start Speak, Memory...I'm definitely looking forward to it.

2 comments:

LifetimeReader said...

Although I haven't read other Nabakov yet, I loved _Speak, Memory_ when I read it many years ago. I remember the lush language primarily, but also how wonderful his more abstract discussions of memory are. Hope you enjoy it.

Dwight said...

Thanks. I don't "substitute" audiobooks for the reading of a book...I hope to come back to this and read it as well. In the meantime, I'll have to make do with listening to it.

I don't know about others, but sometimes something "clicks" when listening to a book that I missed while reading it. The difficult part is remembering the point until I get home or to work so I can write it down!