Extended Audio Sample

Download The Eye Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Eye, by Vladimir Nabokov Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,200 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vladimir Nabokov Narrator: Fred Stella Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Regular Price: $14.99 Download
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $13.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Download learn more )

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. “Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically.” — John Updike Download and start listening now!

BK_BRLL_002674

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Syafiqah | 2/19/2014

    " four words: philosophy of the mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matt | 2/11/2014

    " short/sweet, can read it in a day. lots packed into 100 pages - paranoia, solipsism, intrigue, meditations on mortality, humor, and finally, optimism "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mike | 2/10/2014

    " Clearly my favorite of Nabokov's early work, this one shows him finding his footing as a sublime story-teller, brilliant with prose and at turns hilariously subtle. I high recommendation for The Eye. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pamela Slea | 1/30/2014

    " This story is told from the first person, and the narrator is killed on page 8. Yeah. It's awesome. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations