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The Best of Franz Kafka's Short Stories | [Franz Kafka]

The Best of Franz Kafka's Short Stories

Lotte Lenya reads "Up In The Gallery", "The Cares of a Family Man", "The Bucket Rider", "A Hunger Artist", and "A Fratricide."
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Publisher's Summary

Lotte Lenya reads "Up In The Gallery", "The Cares of a Family Man", "The Bucket Rider", "A Hunger Artist", and "A Fratricide".

©2011 Saland Publishing (P)2011 Saland Publishing

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    Camilo Miami Beach, FL, United States 07-31-11
    Camilo Miami Beach, FL, United States 07-31-11
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    "Grandiloquent"

    Old fashion production. Its affected style contrasts with Kafka's understated tone. The recordings are limited to a couple of hours and exclude some of Kafka's best short stories.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • Richard
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    4/7/11
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    "Very worthwhile for Kafka fans"

    A very interesting set of recordings. Once I'd got used to Lotte Lenya's (Rosa Klebbe in 'From Russia with Love') accent (which didn't take long), this was a delight. She gives a very impassioned rendering of the stories and the the musical backing adds to the intensity of the reading, though it would have been fine without it.

    She was an inspired choice to narrate. I wonder if there are any other recordings in the archives?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Brendan Hayes
    4/5/14
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    "Doesnt work"
    Would you try another book written by Franz Kafka or narrated by Lotte Lenya?

    Yes...if the was no music score running behind the narration....


    Would you recommend The Best of Franz Kafka's Short Stories to your friends? Why or why not?

    Just couldn't separate the narration and music.


    Did Lotte Lenya do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Lotte's slavic pronunciation of English was the final nail in the coffin...


    Any additional comments?

    ...I reckon this is the one exception to the rule that audiobooks are the 'stereo' to the physical books 'mono'....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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