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    • Verzweiflung

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Gert Westphal
    • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 51 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Auf einer Geschäftsreise nach Prag glaubt der windige Schokoladenfabrikant Hermann Karlowitsch im Landstreicher Felix seinen Doppelgänger zu erkennen, und ein genialer Plan reift in ihm heran: Er wird den jungen Mann töten und so den eigenen Tod vortäuschen, um das Geld aus der Lebensversicherung einzustreichen. In seiner grenzenlosen Selbstüberschätzung prahlt der Erzähler, Möchtegern-Autor und Meisterverbrecher jedoch mit seiner Genialität und gerät dadurch bald in arge Bedrängnis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Durchgängig 5 Punkte

    • Von Matthias Wagner Am hilfreichsten 27.01.2019

    Regulärer Preis: 6,95 €

    • Pnin

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Ulrich Matthes
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 3 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Professor Timofey Pnin ist ein Ritter der traurigen Gestalt. Der Exilrusse lehrt Literatur an einem amerikanischen Provinzcollege und versucht, sich in der neuen Heimat zurechtzufinden. Weder versteht er die Feinheiten der englischen Sprache, noch ist er in der Lage, die gesellschaftlichen Codes des American Way of Life zu entschlüsseln. Überängstlich und zwanghaft, in seiner Tapsigkeit dabei anrührend, taumelt Pnin von einem Missgeschick zum nächsten. Doch trotz aller Demütigungen, die er sich nicht zuletzt selbst beifügt, schafft er es, seine Würde durch alle Widernisse zu retten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lachen und Weinen. Jetzt! (Besonders wertvoll)

    • Von Zeitgenuss Am hilfreichsten 08.10.2014

    Regulärer Preis: 13,95 €

    • Lolita

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Jeremy Irons
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 28 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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      5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause celebre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • English language mastered at length

    • Von paul Am hilfreichsten 13.05.2016

    Regulärer Preis: 18,87 €

    • Der Zauberer

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Hanns Zischler
    • Spieldauer: 2 Std. und 7 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Als der vierzigjährige Arthur im Park ein Mädchen beim Rollschuhfahren beobachtet, fühlt er sich sofort zu ihm hingezogen. Um dem Kind näherzukommen, heiratet er kurz darauf dessen schwerkranke Mutter. Doch diese scheint seine wahren Beweggründe zu erahnen und gibt die Tochter in eine Pflegefamilie. Erst nach ihrem Tod kann Arthur die Stieftochter zu sich holen. Die Erfüllung seiner Wünsche scheint zum Greifen nah - bis er selbst zum Opfer seines verbotenen Verlangens wird.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • tolle Vorstudie zu Lolita

    • Von Sabine Am hilfreichsten 24.01.2019

    Regulärer Preis: 6,95 €

    • The Gift

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Spieldauer: 15 Std. und 39 Min.
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    The Gift is the last of the novels Nabokov wrote in his native language and the crowning achievement of that period in his literary career. It is also his ode to Russian literature, evoking the works of Pushkin, Gogol, and others in the course of its narrative: the story of Fyodor Godunov-Cherdyntsev, an impoverished émigré poet living in Berlin, who dreams of the book he will someday write - a book very much like The Gift itself.

    One of the twentieth century’s master prose stylists, Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899.

    Regulärer Preis: 30,95 €

    • Bend Sinister

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 35 Min.
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    The first novel Nabokov wrote while living in America, and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote, Bend Sinister is a modern classic. While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling narrative about a civilized man caught in the tyranny of a police state. Professor Adam Krug, the country's foremost philosopher, offers the only hope of resistance to Paduk, dictator and leader of the Party of the Average Man.

    Regulärer Preis: 20,95 €

    • The Luzhin Defense

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Mel Foster
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 37 Min.
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Nabokov’s third novel, The Luzhin Defense, is a chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen — an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life. His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster — but at a cost: in Luzhin’s obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants reality.

    Regulärer Preis: 20,95 €

    • The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Arthur Morey
    • Spieldauer: 31 Std. und 38 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regulärer Preis: 30,95 €

    • Ada, or Ardor

    • A Family Chronicle
    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Arthur Morey
    • Spieldauer: 20 Std. und 46 Min.
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Published two weeks after Vladimir Nabokov’s seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of his greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist. It tells a love story troubled by incest, but it is also at once a fairy tale, epic, philosophical treatise on the nature of time, parody of the history of the novel, and erotic catalogue. Ada, or Ardor is no less than the supreme work of an imagination at white heat. This is the first American edition to include the extensive and ingeniously sardonic appendix by the author, written under the anagrammatic pseudonym Vivian Darkbloom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tolles Buch, aber als Hörbuch etwas schwierig...

    • Von Andrew Am hilfreichsten 19.03.2018

    Regulärer Preis: 30,95 €

    • Speak Memory

    • An Autobiography Revisited
    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 47 Min.
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov’s life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita, Pnin, Despair, The Gift, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, and The Luhzin Defense.

    Regulärer Preis: 29,95 €

    • Pale Fire

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Marc Vietor, Robert Blumenfeld
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 19 Min.
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A 999 line poem in heroic couplets, divided into 4 cantos, was composed - according to Nabokov's fiction - by John Francis Shade, an obsessively methodical man, during the last 20 days of his life. 

    Regulärer Preis: 18,95 €

    • Lolita

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Oded Teomi
    • Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 19 Min.
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    Lolita is a detective novel in reverse. From the beginning of the Lolita story, we know that the protagonist is sitting in detention prior to a trial for murder, and the listener has to try to discover the identity of the victim. Vladimir Nabokov claims that "Lolita does not teach any lesson" because fiction, for him, is "aesthetic pleasure" only. Lolita is "confessions of a white male" - the memoirs of Humbert Humbert, a murder suspect who died of a blood clot in the heart a few days before trial.

    Regulärer Preis: 21,95 €

    • Wonderful Town

    • New York Stories from The New Yorker
    • Autor: Woody Allen, John Cheever, E. B. White, und andere
    • Sprecher: Tyne Daly, Timothy Jerome, Joe Morton, und andere
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 20 Min.
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Choice of Good Stories

    • Von pumbkin Am hilfreichsten 17.12.2006

    Regulärer Preis: 23,95 €

    • Lolita

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Marco Baliani
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 20 Min.
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Strazio e incanto, insieme a scintillante ironia, abbondano in Lolita, il romanzo più celebre di Nabokov che racconta la storia dell'ossessiva e fatale passione del professor Humbert Humbert per la "ninfetta" Dolores Haze. Motel dopo motel, la vicenda si snoda lungo le strade americane nella forma di una confessione onesta e disperata. Meraviglioso romanzo, ha ispirato l'omonimo film di Stanley Kubrick.

    Regulärer Preis: 12,95 €

    • Invitation to a Beheading

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 10 Min.
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    Like Kafka's The Castle, Invitation to a Beheading embodies a vision of a bizarre and irrational world. In an unnamed dream country, the young man Cincinnatus C. is condemned to death by beheading for "gnostical turpitude", an imaginary crime that defies definition.

    Regulärer Preis: 19,95 €

    • Despair

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Christopher Lane
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 19 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Extensively revised by Nabokov in 1965 - 30 years after its original publication - Despair is the wickedly inventive and richly derisive story of Hermann, a man who undertakes the perfect crime: his own murder. One of the 20th century’s master prose stylists, Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899. He studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, where he launched a brilliant literary career. In 1940 he moved to the United States, and achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic, and translator.

    Regulärer Preis: 20,95 €

    • Laughter in the Dark

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Luke Daniels
    • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 21 Min.
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    Albinus, a respectable, middle-aged man and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his wife for a lover half his age: Margot, who wants to become a movie star. When Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American movie producer, disaster ensues. What emerges is an elegantly sardonic and irresistibly ironic novel of desire, deceit, and deception, a curious romance set in the film world of Berlin in the 1930s.

    Regulärer Preis: 19,95 €

    • The Eye

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Fred Stella
    • Spieldauer: 2 Std. und 35 Min.
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    Nabokov’s fourth novel, The Eye, is as much a farcical detective story as it is a profoundly refractive tale about the vicissitudes of identities and appearances. Smurov, a lovelorn, excruciatingly self-conscious Russian émigré living in pre-war Berlin, commits suicide after being humiliated by a jealous husband, only to suffer even greater indignities in the afterlife as he searches for proof of his existence among fellow émigrés who are too distracted to pay him any heed.

    Regulärer Preis: 20,95 €

    • The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Luke Daniels
    • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 3 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, the first novel Nabokov wrote in English, is a tantalizing literary mystery in which a writer’s half brother searches to unravel the enigma of the life of the famous author of Albinos in Black, The Back of the Moon, and Doubtful Asphodel. A characteristically cunning play on identity and deception, the novel concludes “ I am Sebastian, or Sebastian is I, or perhaps we both are someone whom neither of us knows.”

    Regulärer Preis: 20,95 €

    • Transparent Things

    • Autor: Vladimir Nabokov
    • Sprecher: Christopher Lane
    • Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 15 Min.
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    " Transparent Things revolves around the four visits of the hero - sullen, gawky Hugh Person - to Switzerland.... As a young publisher, Hugh is sent to interview R., falls in love with Armande on the way, wrests her, after multiple humiliations, from a grinning Scandinavian and returns to NY with his bride.... Eight years later - following a murder, a period of madness and a brief imprisonment - Hugh makes a lone sentimental journey to wheedle out his past...." (Martin Amis)

    Regulärer Preis: 11,95 €

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