In a message dated 9/1/2010 9:16:16 PM Central Daylight Time, nabokv-l@UTK.EDU writes:

I've been hoping that someday VN would show up on audio like Lolita
and Speak, Memory and the handful of poems and now I see that
Enchanter and Mary are scheduled for release on audio later this
month, the 20th and 28th. I look forward to them and hope they have a
good narrator. This may be heresy to those who think VN or any lit
should only be read, but I've found that over the years listening to
hundreds of books while working etc., that certain works get another
dimension revealed and sometimes, with Moby Dick for example, where a
narrator pauses or emphasizes can make one see something in a totally
different way, and the best narrators give unique voices to each
character. Just my two cents worth, but I hope this means a whole new
exposure for VN and his work and I hope everything is eventually
narrated. Reading and listening to VN can only be the best of both

I hope Dmitri has overseen this project and made sure the narrators
are good. A good one creates a movie in my head, a bad one can ruin
beautiful writing.

Wouldn't it have been great if Christopher Plummer had signed on?  I have that video in which he plays VN giving a Cornell lecture on Kafka (it is Kafka, right?). 
Search the archive Contact the Editors Visit "Nabokov Online Journal"
Visit Zembla View Nabokv-L Policies Manage subscription options

All private editorial communications, without exception, are read by both co-editors.