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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater | [Kurt Vonnegut]

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Eliot Rosewater, a drunk volunteer fireman and president of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation, is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature, with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. The result is Kurt Vonnegut's funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.
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Eliot Rosewater, a drunk volunteer fireman and president of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation, is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature, with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. The result is Kurt Vonnegut's funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.

As an added bonus, when you purchase any of our Audible Modern Vanguard productions of Kurt Vonnegut's books, you'll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview added to your library.

This production is part of our Audible Modern Vanguard line, a collection of important works from groundbreaking authors.

©1965 Kurt Vonnegut; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

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"[Vonnegut] at his wildest best!" (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Scott PORTLAND, OR, United States 02-01-14
    Scott PORTLAND, OR, United States 02-01-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Please listen."
    Would you listen to God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater again? Why?

    I will absolutely listen to this story again. It was my favorite Vonnegut story long before I listened to it on Audible. I have read it many times, and have quickly converted into Vonnegut fans by suggesting that they listen to this particularly short and sweet novel. I swear to you, listen and enjoy. You won't fine a more enjoyable character anywhere else in literature. Honestly.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater?

    I am still trying my damnedest to catch flies with a cup of soapy water. It's worth the effort.


    Have you listened to any of Eric Michael Summerer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. This was my first. Won't be my last. Well done!


    If you could rename God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, what would you call it?

    God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater


    Any additional comments?

    Putting this book on sale is the best thing Audible can do for its listeners.

    23 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Hannah United States 02-11-14
    Hannah United States 02-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. It was a short book and I had a long drive to listen to it. It was actually hard for me to get through and at no point did it really captivate my attention. I found myself constantly drifting into thought out of boredom.


    What was most disappointing about Kurt Vonnegut’s story?

    It wasn't that interesting/funny to me. I think Vonnegut is a great writer but this book was a disappointment to me.


    What does Eric Michael Summerer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator is great and brings life into each character.


    Could you see God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not a literary fanatic- just an average Jane, so perhaps that's why this wasn't my cup of tea. I like books that are a little easier to listen to I suppose. I'm impressed with Vonnegut's writing and will probably still read some of his other books but the story behind this one was just not at all interesting to me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicholas Washington, DC, United States 10-30-12
    Nicholas Washington, DC, United States 10-30-12
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    "E pluribus unum is surely an ironic motto to inscribe on the currency of this Utopia gone bust, for every grotesquely rich American represents property, privileges, and pleasures that have been denied the many. An even more instructive motto, in the light of history made by the Noah Rosewaters, might be: Grab much too much, or you'll get nothing at all."

    I LOVE VONNEGUT!

    19 of 38 people found this review helpful
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